So i got elastics!! FINALLY

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So i got elastics!! FINALLY

#1 Post by nikkibabie19 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:59 am

So i know i've been pretty MIA these last few months (may be last 2 adjustments?)
Been pretty busy with work and life and all...

Sp here are my latest pics....with elastics...
They do a "V" design...from my lower right hook up over my upper right hook then to the hook at the right lower 7

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For my earlier progress pics check out the 2nd link in my signature....
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Re: So i got elastics!! FINALLY

#2 Post by MrsCharisma » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:36 am

Your teeth are coming along great!!

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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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Re: So i got elastics!! FINALLY

#3 Post by nikkibabie19 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:42 am

Thanks.....

Im still totally fussing with my "midline" issues...In not convinced its centered. The upper midline in proportion to my face/ mouth.

My ortho keeps checking with his little instruments and keeps reassuring me that its just a visual trick that has something to do with the size of my teeth not being even from the gumline...

Oh well just i'll have to wait and see...Cuz im def not taking these braces off if i still think my midline is off...
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Re: So i got elastics!! FINALLY

#4 Post by sirwired » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:47 am

A midline has to be really off for somebody not checking for it to notice. One study I read said that it had to be about 4mm off before it was apparent to a casual observer.

My midline is 2-3mm off, and that will be the final result from my treatment (as in, a surgeon put it there), and I'm fine with it. (Centering my midline would have required 2-jaw vs. 1-jaw surgery; I didn't feel like doing that.)

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#5 Post by nikkibabie19 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:56 am

Hmmm wow...

But dont u see it in the pics tho? I mean everytime i take a pic when i go out my smile looks off...

I dont think it has to do with my jaw or anything..Jus the placement of my teeth...It needs to shift to the right a bit.. (upper arch)

The skin connecting my lip to my gum is perfectly in the middle..Its jus i find my teeth look slanted...or something...

My ortho never mentioned jaw surgery in my assessment or anything to that sort so idk...

The only thing he mentioned was me getting a frenulum surgery so that i dont get back my diastema when im finished braces.

Guess ill wait and see where he's going with my treatment....
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Re: So i got elastics!! FINALLY

#6 Post by Dee17 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:48 am

Hey girlfriend,
I just checked out your new thread. Your teeth are looking amazing!!!!. Of course it's been a while since I've been on the board and looking at pictures but you are going to look awesome when you get all this business with your teeth sorted out. As for the mid-line issue, I honestly can't see what you're talking about. I just don't see it. But the important thing is whether you do or not because if you do, when you get your braces off you won't be satisfied with how things look! I think you look awesome though!!
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#7 Post by nikkibabie19 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:20 am

Thanks chick....Sighs...Maybe im just paranoid...

No-one seems to kno what im trying to describe. Or see what i see....

Oh well i guess ill wait and see how thngs turn out.

Thanks for checking out my post!
I'll keep u posted.
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#8 Post by Dee17 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:59 am

Yeah, I'm sorry. I just can't see it. I'm sure that everything will work out in the end. You keep your chin up! :-)
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#9 Post by nikkibabie19 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:11 am

Hey Dee, Sirweird, Ms. Charisma, CC and everyone else who has shown me support and followed my progress thro this awesome but sometimes difficult but totally worth it journey. I've got exciting news!

Almost three months shy of 24months ive been debraced!

I jus wanted to let u all kno how much I appreciated the encouragement and advice during the period.

You can check out my last set of pics at my latest topic post "Brace FREE....Three Months Earlier"

Hows everyone else doing?
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#10 Post by Dee17 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:21 am

Oh wow, Nikki that seems to have come almost completely out of the blue! I am SO happy for you!! I'll bet you look amazing -- not that you didn't before. When are you going to post some photos? I am very glad for you that you've finally come to the end of your journey. Good going!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
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#11 Post by nikkibabie19 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:31 am

Hi Dee! Yes it was out of the blue.

But im glad its over.

I did post pics jus not under this topic.

Check out the post called "brace FREE....3months earlier" by me.

Thats my final post with pics of me in my retainers.
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#12 Post by Dee17 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:46 pm

Hey Nikii,
I had a look and those are some mighty pretty looking chompers! Well done. I'm glad to know you're so happy!! Enjoy your new look, girlfriend and stay in touch!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
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#13 Post by nikkibabie19 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Thanks a lot Dee. And of course I'll stay in touch I wanna see how everyone else progress comes along.

Plus I've got a whole new adventure ahead of me.

RETAINERS!!! Dun dun dun.


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Take care.
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#14 Post by Dee17 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:26 pm

If you go to my blog you can contact me directly through that, okay? I'd like to stay in touch with you if possible. Best of luck to you! xoxo
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
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#15 Post by nikkibabie19 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:56 pm

Okay. Will do.

Best of luck for u too.
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