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Ambrosia80
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They're off!!

#1 Post by Ambrosia80 »

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Like I said, not "perfect", but I will definitely take it over the before, haha!

I'm out doing some Christmas shopping while I wait for my retainers, so I'll post later on the removal experience...
Damon braces- ceramic uppers, metal lowers

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

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Siobhan
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#2 Post by Siobhan »

Wow! Your teeth look terrific, congratulations. You must be thrilled.

Ambrosia80
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#3 Post by Ambrosia80 »

I just went to pick up my essix, and was told to only wear them at night, and *not* to wear them during the day. Has anyone ever heard of that before? I thought everyone had to wear them 24/7 at first. Should I do it anyway?
Damon braces- ceramic uppers, metal lowers

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

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Felina Grimm
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#4 Post by Felina Grimm »

Yay, gratz! :-D

Nice teeth!
Age:34
Sentence: 24 months, months served: 35 months
Traditional Full-Metal Brackets
Top: 9/9/2014
Bottom: 10/15/2014
Debonded: 8/7/2017

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samoorelaw
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#5 Post by samoorelaw »

They look awesome! Congrats!
Braces removed for 3rd and final time July 14, 2016!!!!

Permanent 8 crowns front 8 teeth (upper) January 30, 2015

Braces removed again December 3, 2014!!

Partial braces re-installation September 25, 2014

Braces removed September 4, 2014!

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NeilH
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Location: UK

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#6 Post by NeilH »

Well done and congratulations. Lovely result.

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mapleleafman888
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#7 Post by mapleleafman888 »

Congrats! Your teeth look really good!
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!

TheProfessor
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#8 Post by TheProfessor »

Your smile looks great! Congratulations :jump:
Braces installed on March 25, 2014: Damon clears on top and metal on bottom.
I had braces for 25 months!

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Ambrosia80
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#9 Post by Ambrosia80 »

So, the bracket removal was painful. Almost all of them hurt at least a little, but the two ceramics on my lateral incisors (which were just put there a few months ago when I had them repositioned) were *excruciating* to get off!!! The assistant was rocking my tooth back and forth just like my oral surgeon does when he pulls my molars out!! It was horrible. There is a crack on one of them that I know she did. I was squirming and making a lot of noise, so she just left those on and I had to wait at least 20 minutes for the ortho to come take them off himself. Then they came right off. The second worst part was holding my mouth open for so long while he polished away the glue. I kept getting a cramp in my jaw or something.

I am 6 weeks pregnant (nausea!) and I had the beginning of a migraine while I was tilted back for 45 minutes with the brightest lights in the world shining right in my eyes (closing them didn't seem to make much of a difference) and searing my brain. Was so glad to sit up finally!

But then the impressions! The bottom one wasn't so bad, gag-wise. Except for the taste it left in my mouth. Then they had redo it. The top one was over-packed with the stuff, and it went all the way to my throat when I put my teeth into the tray.. :yuck:

Glad all that's over!!
Damon braces- ceramic uppers, metal lowers

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

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Matilda
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#10 Post by Matilda »

Congratulations on your new smile!
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Featheryy1221
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#11 Post by Featheryy1221 »

Your results are amazing! Congrats! :-88 Enjoy your new smile. :)
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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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MrsCharisma
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#12 Post by MrsCharisma »

fantastic!!!

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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Anna5
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#13 Post by Anna5 »

WOW, very beautiful. Congratulations!!! To me your teeth do look perfect!

braceface9
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#14 Post by braceface9 »

Waaw, that's a huge difference!

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newbite
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#15 Post by newbite »

Beautiful results! Ugh the debanding sounds like a nightmare :( but you made it through and now you won't have to worry about having braces for the rest of your pregnancy! Will you have to get that cracked tooth crowned? That's one of my anxieties, that they'll break my teeth taking off my brackets. I hope it works out for you! Congratulations!
•Braces placed August 14, 2014
•Deband November 11, 2015
•Permanent retainer top and bottom
•Essix retainers top and bottom 16 hr/day for a year and then nightly afterwards.

My story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 51#p455351

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