When will I see progress?

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hypocrite opportunist
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When will I see progress?

#1 Post by hypocrite opportunist »

Hi all, I've been braced for four days now, and while I certainly don't expect to see any changes this fast, I am wondering, on average, how long it takes for your teeth to start shifting. Will I see any differrence in one month from now, or is it really just a case-by-case basis. I am wearing Damon brackets on top only (bottom ones can't go on yet due to overbite). Thanks!!
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believer1964
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i started seeing changes probably in 2nd to 3rd week.

#2 Post by believer1964 »

top 2 front teeth were slanted in and other teeth next to it were twisted and sticking out ...they are almost straight. bottom teeth have moved but it is not as noticeable and slower

now i have a overbite/overjet now. i started off w/ deep overbite. now i have overbite and overjet.
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#3 Post by hypocrite opportunist »

Wow, that seems like a lot of progress for just one month! That is strange you developed an overjet- my bite is deep too (50%) so I wonder if I might run into that issue as well. Thanks!
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#4 Post by BraceFace2o1o »

believer1964 wrote:now i have overbite and overjet.
hypocrite opportunist wrote:I wonder if I might run into that issue as well. Thanks!
I think it's just part of the process, as most peope have their braces on for about 18 months... obviously alot can happen and there's plenty of time.

Some people on here have said things seem to get worse before better, it's all part of shifting teeth and your bite to get them in the correct positions.

believer1964, I bet what you're experiencing is normal and part of the process and I doubt your Ortho will leave you with an 'overjet' at the end of your treatment.
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#5 Post by Margie »

I think I noticed changes after a month or so. And in my experience my teeth did get worse before they got better.

You can check out my story (links in my sig) if you want to see pictures.

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#6 Post by hypocrite opportunist »

Thanks Margie, great pictures!
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#7 Post by blackapple »

It's way too early for you to be noticing any changes. I have had mine almost a month and although I don't detect any changes I know some have occured because several teeth are much easier to floss through. I think I read here that teeth move on average of 1mm a month? Hang in there and take lots of pictures over the next couple of months.

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#8 Post by hal2me »

I noticed changes after about a month in braces. However, only I could really see them. The only way I could really see the changes was to compare before and present pictures. Good luck to you!!!

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#9 Post by Lynette »

I've had my ceramic braces on almost 3 weeks and have already seen changes with 3 teeth. Only very small changes though (1-2mm max!).

I found the best way to monitor change is take photos once a week and compare.
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