My first progress pic!

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parsleysage
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My first progress pic!

#1 Post by parsleysage » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:16 pm

It sent me to the dentist howling with pain, thinking I'd fractured my tooth, but hey, progress is progress! lol.
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Excruciatingly painful upon cold or pressure. X-rays and physical exam said nothing wrong with it or the root, but my dentist said she could manually move it in and out between its original position and where it is now. She said it might have moved too fast. Taking ibuprofen for the pain and if it doesn't get better in a week I'll go into the ortho to see if we can figure it out.

I guess it's kinda like the phrase "Beauty is pain." Except for braces it's "progress is pain."
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Re: My first progress pic!

#2 Post by Chicken » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:17 pm

I see movement. That is great. You are well on your way to your dream smile. :D

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Re: My first progress pic!

#3 Post by SpottedPickle » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:51 pm

Sorry you are having pain but WOOT MOVEMENT! :dance:

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Re: My first progress pic!

#4 Post by Featheryy1221 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:25 pm

Wow... that was fast! :shock: It looks like your front teeth have moved a lot too. :)
Looking good so far, though I am sorry you're dealing with pain. Hopefully it gets better for you!
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Estimated treatment time: 18 months. (6 months- expander, 1 year- braces)
Bonded Rapid Palatal Expander: 10/1/13 - 3/31/14
Upper and Lower Metal Braces: 4/22/14 - 7/14/15
Total treatment time: 21 months

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Re: My first progress pic!

#5 Post by Matilda » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:46 pm

Nice! Very encouraging, right? :wink:
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Re: My first progress pic!

#6 Post by parsleysage » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:33 pm

Matilda wrote:Nice! Very encouraging, right? :wink:
Ha! It's encouraging now that the pain has mostly died down. During the day or two when just adjusting my tongue in my mouth shot fire into that tooth, I was thinking it wasn't worth it! lol :lol:

Braces, man. Sometimes I think we're crazy to go through all this.

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Re: My first progress pic!

#7 Post by coreym95 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:03 pm

What was the time difference between those two photos?

Lately this seems to happen after my most recent adjustments. One tooth either becomes really really sensitive to cold, or super sensitive to touch/pressure. The past 2 have gone away after a week or so. Waiting for my current one to get better :)
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Re: My first progress pic!

#8 Post by Ciara » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:31 pm

Sorry you have so much pain but hey, MOVEMENT!!!!!! Congratulations!

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