My journey is over. 18 months later and they're off!! (pics)

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psily
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My journey is over. 18 months later and they're off!! (pics)

#1 Post by psily »

After 18 months of torture, I finally have my teeth back! I got them off on Friday after Thanksgiving, and couldn't be more happy with the results. All that pain and torture was totally worth it! Not gonna lie, that was probably the longest 18 months of my life, so glad my treatment went smooth and was right on schedule. (Keeping your teeth clean and wearing your rubber bands are important people!) I went in for my appointment at 11:00 am, and was out of there by 11:45 am brace free. I went back two hours later to pick up my Essix retainer. I celebrated by going to the movies that day with a big bag of popcorn, and sushi right afterwards! All day I couldn't stop licking my teeth lol. I'm still trying to get used to my retainer, but they're not that bad. I have to wear them 12-14 hours a day. Here are some pics!

May 2013, before braces.
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May 2013, first day.
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October 2014 (4 months), bottom braces on.
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August 2014 (14 months), time for some rubber bands!
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November 2014 (18 months), and they're off!
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Yay new smile! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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30 years old
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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Bracesat57
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#2 Post by Bracesat57 »

Wow. Your teeth look fantastic! Congrats!
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Braces installed October 2, 2014
Braces removed May 17, 2016

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mapleleafman888
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#3 Post by mapleleafman888 »

Awesome smile! Congrats.
My story:http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45354
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Upper and Lower Damon Braces for 18 months!
I met 46 braceface adults when I had braces myself!

touchofhiddencharm
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#4 Post by touchofhiddencharm »

Wow they look great!!! Mine are off in 3 days!!! :)!!!

TheProfessor
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#5 Post by TheProfessor »

Great smile!!! :heart:
Braces installed on March 25, 2014: Damon clears on top and metal on bottom.
I had braces for 25 months!

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PerthGirl26
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#6 Post by PerthGirl26 »

What a fantastic result! Congratulations!
Damon Braces - clear on upper, metal on lower
Sentence - 24 to 30 months
Class II Bimaxillary Protrusion

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MrsCharisma
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#7 Post by MrsCharisma »

They're beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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Featheryy1221
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#8 Post by Featheryy1221 »

Wow!! Congrats! They look so amazing! :jump:
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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

nw6504
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#9 Post by nw6504 »

Your smile looks great! Congrats :)

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Nozzelnut
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#10 Post by Nozzelnut »

Great smile! Congrats!
Round 3 (lifetime) Damon stainless applied 3/16/20 (after 4 weeks attempting invisalign)
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...
Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.
I'm emphatically against extraction orthodontics!

beckyboo0205
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#11 Post by beckyboo0205 »

WOW! They look so great!

Matilda
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#12 Post by Matilda »

Congratulations!
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Ciara
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#13 Post by Ciara »

Your teeth look amazing! Congratulations!!!!

millersgirl
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#14 Post by millersgirl »

They're BEAUUUTIFUL!! :jump: :jump: Congrats
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Lorianne
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#15 Post by Lorianne »

Best selfie ever! Congrats and enjoy!!

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