How long were you in your finishing wire?

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Lorianne
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How long were you in your finishing wire?

#1 Post by Lorianne »

I just got my final finishing wire today! I can't believe I'm almost done! I've had braces for 14 mos now. Original sentence was 16-20, so I am right on track. I have no idea how long this last one will take but he is really just making some tweaks and trying to get some more width on bottom arch and also move midline a little. I go back in 6 weeks but sort of doubt he'll take them off at that appt especially since he made no mention of any debanding yet. How long did any of you wear your last wire? Just trying to get an average time.

Ambrosia80
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Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

#2 Post by Ambrosia80 »

I've been in my final top one for 10 months, bottom one for 12.
Damon braces- ceramic uppers, metal lowers

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sentence: 15-18 months (Sept.-Dec. 2014)

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MrsCharisma
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Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

#3 Post by MrsCharisma »

Like Ambrosia, a LONG time :) it did not signal "the end" at all. Hopefully you're done SOON!

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


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mapleleafman888
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Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

#4 Post by mapleleafman888 »

I've had my finishing wire since May 2014, so 7 months, and I am still about 3-4 months away from being finished with braces...probably 10-11 months total with this wire.
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!

sirwired
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Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

#5 Post by sirwired »

You are just going to have to ask your ortho... it can be anywhere from a couple months to a couple years. (Lots of fascinating things can be done with springs, elastics, and powerchains.)

Lorianne
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Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

#6 Post by Lorianne »

OMG, talk about bursting my bubble! lol! ok, next visit I'll definitely ask for an estimated time from my doc.

Roses
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Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

#7 Post by Roses »

I have only got my finishing wire for about 2 months total! It isn't that much thicker at all than my last one which I had for about 7 months? Hope this makes you feel better aha!
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