No pain since braces

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jtsang
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Re: No pain since braces

#31 Post by jtsang »

MrsCharisma wrote:big changes already!! Nice!
Thank you!! We are just coming along aren't we?
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Re: No pain since braces

#32 Post by fudge911 »

My braces journey has been great so far and I'm only 3ish months in. I've read a lot of stuff online before I got them on and other people telling me their experiences and I thought I was in for a tough ride, but it's been extremely pleasant. I've only had pain after getting them tightened, but apart from that, everything's swell.

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Re: No pain since braces

#33 Post by jtsang »

Woohoo!! Elastics today!! Anyone know how long I can wear it before changing the elastic out for a fresh pair?
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Re: No pain since braces

#34 Post by MrsCharisma »

Moving right along!! Looking good there.

Ortho hasn't said anything about me needing elastics!

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Braced: 1/24/13 (upper) and 5/3/13 (lower)
Sentence: 18-24 months
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Re: No pain since braces

#35 Post by chichi »

Your teeth are looking great! I have the same elastic configuration, but only on the right side :)
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
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Re: No pain since braces

#36 Post by jtsang »

MrsCharisma wrote:Moving right along!! Looking good there.

Ortho hasn't said anything about me needing elastics!
Thank you Mrs Charisma!! your progress is looking great as well!!
I am definitely feeling the pressure of the elastics.. again, not painful.. but with every adjustments, eating is a bit tender the first two days, then back to normal eating!
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Re: No pain since braces

#37 Post by jtsang »

chichi wrote:Your teeth are looking great! I have the same elastic configuration, but only on the right side :)
why only on one side?
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Re: No pain since braces

#38 Post by Anna5 »

WOW, what a progress jtsang!!! It is wonderful to see what braces alone can do!
I think you were recommended surgery, weren't you? I am very happy that you can avoid that route now and surely have a great result from just braces. Good luck!

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Re: No pain since braces

#39 Post by djspeece »

Great progress. My ortho recommends changing elastics several times a day at least, as they do lose their pulling power fairly quickly. A orthodontist once wrote here that replacing elastics is like getting a new adjustment (or words to that effect) which made sense to me. I change mine about 5 times a day.
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Re: No pain since braces

#40 Post by jtsang »

Anna5 wrote:WOW, what a progress jtsang!!! It is wonderful to see what braces alone can do!
I think you were recommended surgery, weren't you? I am very happy that you can avoid that route now and surely have a great result from just braces. Good luck!
Yes Anna. I was recommended jaw surgery when I was 19.. That's 15 years ago. At my last appt, ortho said, "your teeth will be beautiful when I am done with you!" That made me giggle. :)
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Re: No pain since braces

#41 Post by jtsang »

djspeece wrote:Great progress. My ortho recommends changing elastics several times a day at least, as they do lose their pulling power fairly quickly. A orthodontist once wrote here that replacing elastics is like getting a new adjustment (or words to that effect) which made sense to me. I change mine about 5 times a day.
I am pretty impatient.. So if changing elastic often will speed up my teeth alignment, I am in.. I'll call ortho and ask for his recommendations. I was told to wear 24/7 except to eat and brush but was not told about how often to change it.
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Re: No pain since braces

#42 Post by Valentina »

This thread is encouraging. I will get braces in the near future and keep reading about how painful the first month can be. Good to know that some people sail through the early days with minimal discomfort.

Good luck!

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#43 Post by Shiry »

Wow, I hope my journey is like yours,lol

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#44 Post by jtsang »

Valentina wrote:This thread is encouraging. I will get braces in the near future and keep reading about how painful the first month can be. Good to know that some people sail through the early days with minimal discomfort.

Good luck!
I hope your journey in brackets, wires and chains is as painless as mine!!
Good luck.
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Re: No pain since braces

#45 Post by jtsang »

Shiry wrote:Wow, I hope my journey is like yours,lol
Yours will be as painless as mine! Good luck.
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