1 Year in Braces!!!

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BeautifulDisaster
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1 Year in Braces!!!

#1 Post by BeautifulDisaster » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:51 am

It's always encouraging to see how much can be accomplished with braces.

Here is my one-year anniversary comparison pic!

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I will have more pictures up in my progress thread soon, but I thought I would share this as encouragement for those of you starting your journey!
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27 year old female
Traditional braces: clear uppers, metal lowers
Expected treatment time: 24 months
Brace story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=47574

NeilH
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#2 Post by NeilH » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:18 am

Looking amazing, what brilliant progress!

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buffon85
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#3 Post by buffon85 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:19 am

nice results and teeth shape! i like the symmetry of your lips now too!! :D
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bottom premolars extractions: 9th of June 2015
top premolars extractions: 8th of October 2015

metalliKa
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#4 Post by metalliKa » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:10 am

Awesome progress! Your teeth are coming together beautifully! I can't wait for my one year!
Offenses: Skeletal and Dental Class 2 malocclusion
Sentence: 12-15 months
Jailed: 3/24/15
Released: 5/24/16
Life behind brackets: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=48554

TheProfessor
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#5 Post by TheProfessor » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:15 pm

Wow, your teeth look great!!!! Looks like you might finish before your 24 month estimate!!!
Braces installed on March 25, 2014: Damon clears on top and metal on bottom.
I had braces for 25 months!

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Bracesat57
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#6 Post by Bracesat57 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:15 pm

Your teeth look fabulous! Great progress. What is the estimated time for your braces to be on?
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Braces installed October 2, 2014
Braces removed May 17, 2016

BeautifulDisaster
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#7 Post by BeautifulDisaster » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:46 pm

Bracesat57 wrote:Your teeth look fabulous! Great progress. What is the estimated time for your braces to be on?
24 months. I am about halfway there. I'm guessing I'm right on target.
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27 year old female
Traditional braces: clear uppers, metal lowers
Expected treatment time: 24 months
Brace story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=47574

Uptown Girl
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#8 Post by Uptown Girl » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:51 am

They look great. You must be very pleased. I've just reached twelve months but my top teeth are a not level. Still, plenty of time left. Do you wear elastics? Sorry if I missed it in your earlier posts.

pantlover
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#9 Post by pantlover » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:22 pm

your smile looks fantastic! Can i ask, did you need to have any extractions?

BeautifulDisaster
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#10 Post by BeautifulDisaster » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:43 pm

Uptown Girl wrote:They look great. You must be very pleased. I've just reached twelve months but my top teeth are a not level. Still, plenty of time left. Do you wear elastics? Sorry if I missed it in your earlier posts.
I haven't worn elastics as much as you would think. I had them for about 6 weeks about 8 months into braces. I started wearing them again at about 13 months. Besides that, most of my alignment has been achieved without elastics.
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27 year old female
Traditional braces: clear uppers, metal lowers
Expected treatment time: 24 months
Brace story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=47574

BeautifulDisaster
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#11 Post by BeautifulDisaster » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:49 pm

pantlover wrote:your smile looks fantastic! Can i ask, did you need to have any extractions?
No! I was initially recommended for extractions, but my ortho decided to take a chance and start my treatment without extractions. The deal was that if it didn't work out or if I ran the risk of unhealthy tipping for my gums/teeth, then I would go for extractions. Luckily, it never came to that. At my 12 month mark, I had IPR on my lower jaw to buy 2-3mm. It seems to have done the trick.

I am VERY grateful that my ortho decided to test out a non-extraction treatment.
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27 year old female
Traditional braces: clear uppers, metal lowers
Expected treatment time: 24 months
Brace story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=47574

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nitro
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#12 Post by nitro » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:34 pm

Your mid line is starting to look enviable! Awesome progress.

lilyflower
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Re: 1 Year in Braces!!!

#13 Post by lilyflower » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:10 pm

Awesome progress, congrats!
The problems:
Lower crowding, a slightly rotated upper canine and a deep bite

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Invisalign G5 started Oct 12, 2015
Attachments: 21
Total number of trays: 28 upper, 38 lower
Estimated treatment time: 18 months
Follow my progress http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=49130

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