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artist_appeal_791
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#46 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:51 pm

I've had my braces on for a month... A couple of weeks ago I got my donuts changed to red and green and I have a power chain on my front four teeth.. I was quite surprised on how much my teeth straightened in only a few hours! I go for my first adjustment on Jan. 9th... at that time ill get some pics and tell you how things are going!

Alix





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#47 Post by shell1426 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:15 pm

Looks great, Alix! Your teeth moved pretty quick after you stopped turning! I get my spacers on the 17th and my expander the week after that. I will keep up with your story! GOOD LUCK!

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Expander off!

#48 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Mon May 14, 2007 1:10 pm

Well! Its been 8 months and so many weeks and days but tomorrow at 8am I finally go to get my expander off! I look back on the experience I had and it wasnt bad at all. I'm pretty sure getting it off wont be bad, but I'll be excited not having to get food stuck anymore! I'll take pics today and when I get it off and post them on in the next few days-

Alix


:rawk: super excited!!!






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Wow!

#49 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:18 pm


It has definitely been a long time since ive been on here! I still have my braces on and its been almost two years. I get them off September 15th and I get my retainers the next day. I'm pretty excited I guess. The only thing that upsets me is that I will still have to get jaw surgery. Boo.

Braces really aren't bad. Sometimes I forget I even have them on. =]

I will add pictures in a few days!

Alix :banana:

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#50 Post by jaswi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:56 pm

Congrats artist! We have the same d-day! I remember when you first got yours on, what was your b-day? Mine was june 24 2006. Can't wait for the pics.

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#51 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:15 pm

Sweet! We will have to celebrate!! :-)o
My B-day is July 6th.

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#52 Post by jaswi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:22 pm

Im also a michigander lol

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#53 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:33 pm

oh cool =]]
what part are you from?
im from western

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#54 Post by jaswi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:35 pm

Jackson area.. its down south central..

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#55 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:56 pm

Happy D-Day to Jaswi and I!
No more braces!

So I went in early morning on the 15th. They first took off my Brackets and then the bands. Then they glued in my bottom bonded retainer. I'll have that for a couple of years he told me. After that they polished off the excess glue from my teeth and I got two molds for my clear plastic retainer and my guard for when I get a gum graft on my bottom two front teeth. I have receding gum tissue =[ I hate getting top molds so she used this throat numbing spray that numbs the gag reflex. It's very helpful.

I wear my retainer for almost 24 hours a day and I have to wear it 4-6 months and then after that only at night. Its a lot easier than the braces, except its a pain in the butt taking it out at school.

Overall im very happy with the results for wearing my braces! I'm glad I went through with it even though there were some bumps along the way =] Best advice: Go though with it! You'll be happy you did!

Here are some pics of the final:
A couple of weeks before getting them off:
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Due Day:
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No more braces!
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I put up a clearer pic when I get some time. I'm so busy =[ Thanks to all that gave me advice about my expander and braces! I appreciate it so much. -Alix

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#56 Post by jaswi » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:23 pm

Congrats! Beautiful teeth on a beautiful lady. Feels sooo good, doesn't it?!

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#57 Post by KARESS » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:39 pm

i didnt know u before
or now
but you look totally different from then til now.
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Banded: January. 18th, 2007
De-Banding: Nov. 6th, 2008!
& Nov. 13th, 2008 ; pics soon.

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Lower Bonded Retainer
Olive Green:
Lower Hawley Retainer
Upper Hawley Retainer

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#58 Post by jaswi » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:47 pm

Congrats! Beautiful teeth on a beautiful lady. Feels sooo good, doesn't it?!

(sorry double post, my browser had a bugout message so i hit refresh when i saw it finally)

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#59 Post by artist_appeal_791 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:18 pm

So I've had my retainers on for 3 weeks so far. I'm adjusted to them pretty well. I still have a little bit of a lisp =P

No braces! (and mommy lol)
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Tired out lol
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mmmm this is a retainer!
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more to come =] -Alix

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