Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

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xTc
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Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#1 Post by xTc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:54 am

So my braces are due to be removed in 6 weeks time, I have upper linguals and lower ceramic. Now I am happy with how they look, they are 100% better than before, but I'm super paranoid that they aren't perfect. My bottom teeth seem to have one that is slightly off.. to me it seems that way anyway... I wanna get someone else's opinion so I can speak to my orth before I get to my next appointment.. Am I just being stupid? I'm scared now that I'm gonna have them removed and regret not telling my ortho I'm not 100% happy :(

The pic isn't great and my teeth look yellow! Please forgive :)

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Here's my uppers on day 1:

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And today, really happy with them, gonna get the chip sorted out and the edges smoothed over once I'm debraced.. I have big teeth haha.

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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#2 Post by scorr77 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:55 am

I would definetly let your orthro now you are not happy. You put in alot of money to have your teeth fixed and to pay for this and not like the outcome, is not good. I'm surprised he didnt ask you already how you feel about the corrections thus far. Just remember it never hurts to ask questions!

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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#3 Post by xTc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:49 am

He did ask me, he asks me everytime I go, but to be honest I never really looked at the lower teeth, my uppers were mainly the concern.. It's only after he said 'We can get you debraced next appointment!' that I went home and really started to inspect all my teeth..

I just don't know whether I'm being paranoid or stupid, I just feel looking at that picture that they aren't 100% perfect..
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#4 Post by scorr77 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:22 am

They look good to me, although I do see what your talking about on your left bottom. Just ask him about it!! Wish it was me getting mine off!

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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#5 Post by xTc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:11 pm

Hey thanks it's nice to hear someone else has noticed it, I'll definitely let him know now. I wish they were staying on! This is my 2nd time in braces and I am dreading them moving back, so scared they will :( I am looking forward to the bottoms being removed because they make my lips feel huge but the uppers I totally forget about so I would probably keep them on forever haha.
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#6 Post by sjeanine » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:37 pm

Hi I think I would also mention the bottom left one that is slightly off to him if he were my ortho....You paid for this so you deserve ALL the teeth to be straightened, not part of them. My ortho told me that his patients will all wear a retainer for awhile after the braces come off....just to keep them from moving back....isn't yours going to do that??

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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#7 Post by Wheellug » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:42 pm

I had a similar problem with a couple of bottom teeth and my ortho just put a bend in the wire in a couple of places and they were corrected in less than a week. Sometimes the brackets are slightly off when they glue them on and it is much easier for them to bend the wire than to remove the bracket and reglue. Make sure you tell him which teeth are off or else it will bug you forever.
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#8 Post by Jewles » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:10 am

Also remember the ortho can make minor adjustments using the retainer :) I was afraid he wouldn't let me debraced last week due to a few tiny issues but he said it can all be easily fixed with the retainer!
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#9 Post by xTc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:55 am

Thanks guy I'm gonna get in touch with him now and let him know.

I am gonna be in retainers 2 days after I get debraced, I'm still worried they'll move though!
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#10 Post by drrick » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:17 am

Jewles wrote:Also remember the ortho can make minor adjustments using the retainer :) I was afraid he wouldn't let me debraced last week due to a few tiny issues but he said it can all be easily fixed with the retainer!
Yep. Many of these minor movements are done with the retainers.
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#11 Post by xTc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:04 pm

Rang him and he booked me in the next day, can't beat that service!
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#12 Post by xTc » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:19 am

Looks like it was because the little elastic had popped off! I sat down and he noticed it straight away, I'm sure it wasn't like that when I originally noticed but now looking at the pic it does look like it had popped off..

Wohoo back on track :D Thanks guys.
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Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

#13 Post by sadpanda » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:47 pm

Hi -

I don't think you're being paranoid, but I do think that many people expect absolute perfection from their time in braces, and I don't know if that is possible. Then again, I haven't had braces before and I've only had my first set now for 6 months. I think you deserve to have the best results possible. I just don't know if perfection is always an option.

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