I'M FREE!!!

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Featheryy1221
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#16 Post by Featheryy1221 »

NeilH wrote:Fantastic result, congratulations! And what a lovely smile, I bet you are delighted with the results.
Thank you NeilH! :) I am very, very happy with the results. I still am a little shocked every time I look in the mirror.
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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

denabs
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#17 Post by denabs »

Congrats !!

Lorianne
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#18 Post by Lorianne »

Gorgeous smile! Congrats! You seem thrilled! I have an appt for a deband in 3 weeks. I'm so nervous about the end result!!!!!

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#19 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

Looks fantastic :mrgreen:
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Rubyg
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#20 Post by Rubyg »

Wow congratulations you have a fabulous wide smile!!!! So delighted to see such an impressive success story with a palate expander too :D

Featheryy1221
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#21 Post by Featheryy1221 »

Thank you all. :)
Lorianne wrote:Gorgeous smile! Congrats! You seem thrilled! I have an appt for a deband in 3 weeks. I'm so nervous about the end result!!!!!
Good luck, Lorianne. I was worried slightly about the end result too, but I realized I worried for absolutely nothing. Lol. You teeth will turn out amazing! Good luck!
Rubyg wrote: So delighted to see such an impressive success story with a palate expander too :D
Thank you so much. :) yes, sometimes non-surgical expansion can work past the "normal" age. It really, really depends on the person and the amount of results needed.
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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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#22 Post by phasesofbeauty »

Amazing! You are proof that it can be done past the teen years. :D
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#23 Post by dbala »

Hi Featheryy1221! I'm a 23 yo female with crossbite and open bite and am also looking into palatal expansions. I'd love to see the progress you made with your expander but I can't see your photos! :( do you have a blog or somewhere else where you've shared them? I'd really love to get an idea of how its worked. Thank you!

[quote="Featheryy1221"]After 6 months with a palatal expander, impacted wisdom teeth removal, and 15 months with braces, I am officially BRACE FREE!

I just wanted to share my before and after with you all. Thank you all for your support and kindness over these past 21 months. Good luck to all you newbies. I promise it is worth it.

Also to anyone that says nonsurgical palatal expansion can never, ever be done past teenage years, you are wrong. I am proof of that. (Note: my case is not applicable to all, but to say it cannot be done is simply not true for every single case).

I'm beyond thrilled!!! :mrgreen: :-88[/quote]

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djspeece
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#24 Post by djspeece »

You look great, congratulations!
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Featheryy1221
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#25 Post by Featheryy1221 »

phasesofbeauty wrote:Amazing! You are proof that it can be done past the teen years. :D
Thanks! :) I was really lucky.
dbala wrote:Hi Featheryy1221! I'm a 23 yo female with crossbite and open bite and am also looking into palatal expansions. I'd love to see the progress you made with your expander but I can't see your photos! :( do you have a blog or somewhere else where you've shared them? I'd really love to get an idea of how its worked. Thank you!
Hi there! I don't have a blog, but I do have a thread under the "our braces stories" section on here. It's called, "my journey (expander then braces)" that's where I posted all my photos. You'll have to make more posts to become a full member, then you can see them. Sorry! I should have done a blog instead. Lol.
djspeece wrote:You look great, congratulations!
Thanks Dan! I think I skimmed really quickly on here one day and saw that you might be getting yours off soon? If so, congrats to you as well! :)
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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

mynewmouth
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#26 Post by mynewmouth »

I'm new to the board and have just started my journey to an expanded palette! I got my spacers in yesterday to make way for the expander..

It's very cool to hear of it working in a 20-something y/o as I hope it will all work out well for me!

Congrats! (I can't wait til I've posted a bit more and can see your photos!!)

stephcsun
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#27 Post by stephcsun »

Your smile looks great! Congrats on the great results!
Can't wait to be brace free myself

Ayline
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#28 Post by Ayline »

So happy for you!! My palatal expander also worked at age 26.

Lovespain5
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#29 Post by Lovespain5 »

Fantastic smile!!! :mrgreen:
Congratulations!
Which kind of retainer do you have?
:?:-#):mrgreen:

Lilstinker1
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#30 Post by Lilstinker1 »

Fab results!

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