6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

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MrsCharisma
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6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

#1 Post by MrsCharisma »

So, I have an estimated treatment time of 18-24 months. I'm 6 months in and couldn't be happier with the changes so far. I know the long part is stabilizing everything, but watching my space/diastema close --again--and so quickly, has been fascinating.

He is thrilled with the progress as well and treatment is moving right along. Still going every 4 weeks, and my reverse curve wire on the lower arch was removed this time. Got a new wire on bottom, new powerchain on top, new ligs all around...and I chose BLUE because it's my 6 month brace-a-versary! :)

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Braced: 1/24/13 (upper) and 5/3/13 (lower)
Sentence: 18-24 months
Ceramic uppers, metal lowers


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#2 Post by Valiere »

Wow, what progress! I can see how you're excited!

(Your blue bands look cool, too)

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#3 Post by Anna5 »

Great progress, congratulations!!!

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#4 Post by DivineDiva »

Wow, your teeth are looking nearly perfect. My front gap also closed quickly, maybe within 4 months, but now I'm in my 11th month and I still have a lot of small gaps. I have a full year to go, and I think I need it.

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#5 Post by Ciara »

Your gap has closed so much! Congratulations! You must be delighted.

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#6 Post by djspeece »

Congratulations on such great progress!
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#7 Post by MrsCharisma »

Thanks everyone! It's going great! Although, I do get frustrated when no one else around notices until I show them a before and after :-* Crazy family.

Yes, DivineDiva, I am NOWHERE near done...closing the front space redistributed the space to between my laterals and canines. So we're going to get the front fully closed and stabilized, get the lower arch opened up a bit more (I believe) and then start closing the 'new' spaces. I don't think I'll be done before the 18 months and hoping I don't have to go 24 full months :)

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#8 Post by psily »

Amazing progress! Seeing this makes me so happy as I also have diastema. I'm only on month 2, I feel like my progress is pretty slow, but my gap is closing. I guess I just have to be patient!
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Top braces on: 5/17/2013
Bottom braces on: 10/15/2013
Treatment time: 18 months
Debrace date: 11/28/2014!

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#9 Post by MrsCharisma »

psily, your teeth are soooo pretty and white! OMG!!

Mine was moving slowly, slowly, and then BAM! The powerchain has been working really well!

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Thank you! I cannot wait till I start powerchains!
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Bottom braces on: 10/15/2013
Treatment time: 18 months
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#11 Post by MrsCharisma »

The powerchains will get 'em moving for sure! It'll be REALLY fast.

I have a question for everyone...I'll bring it up next time to my ortho but...that's a WHOLE month away! :)

Just a natural smiley face...and I notice that it isn't even...on the left side (right looking straight on to the pic) my lips cover more of my teeth than on the other side.

Is this "just my face" or something orthodontics related that can be "fixed"?
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#12 Post by Valiere »

Not sure, but I didn't notice any imbalance before you pointed it out, and I doubt many others would either.

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#13 Post by MrsCharisma »

Thanks Valiere :)

It's easy to become a bit perfectionist when it comes to the orthodontics!!

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#14 Post by isthistaken »

Your smile looks stunning! I noticed you had changed your profile photo and it is just beautiful and glowing! :D

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#15 Post by MrsCharisma »

Thanks isthistaken! :)

I did change it after looking at this month's photos! Now, today I'm downing the Aleve a bit...Ow! ButI am so thrilled. I can just envision a "new" me next year!

http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 13&t=45175

Female, 34
Braced: 1/24/13 (upper) and 5/3/13 (lower)
Sentence: 18-24 months
Ceramic uppers, metal lowers


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