Braces off today - looking good feeling weird

This is the place to post general questions and comments about all areas of orthodontic treatment. Before you post a question, use the forum's SEARCH tool to see if your question has already been answered!

New Members: YOU MUST MAKE A POST WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REGISTERING OR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED. In other words, don't sign up unless you plan to actively participate in the message board immediately. This is necessary to keep out spammers and lurkers with bad intentions. Of course, you can read most forums on the board without registering.

DO NOT POST FULL-FACE PHOTOS or personal contact information on this website. We have had problems with people re-posting members' photos on fetish websites. Please only post photos of your teeth, not your whole face. Keep your email and your personal information private. Thank you.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Post Reply
Posts: 148
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:53 pm
Location: Texas

Braces off today - looking good feeling weird

#1 Post by KayKay »

I got my braces off today after I started treatment almost 2 years ago and had braces put on 1.5 years ago.

My teeth look ok - although the arch is a bit disturbing to me - seems severe compared to what I had before and now I can feel my front upper teeth rub against my inner upper lip - making me feel like I have buck teeth although I don't. But the illusion to me is disconcerting.

Add to that - my bite is odd - I have contact on both sides from the back of my mouth all the way to the canines AND even my lower front teeth touch the back of my upper front teeth.

Is it because my original teeth didn't touch much (although looked "ok") and now they are in the right position OR is this NOT ok - and I need an adjustment?

I go back for a bit more polishing and shaping on Tuesday and to pick up my retainer.

Thanks in advance!
Looking forward to the new smile,



Posts: 119
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:27 am

Re: Braces off today - looking good feeling weird

#2 Post by lmk »

Well, from what you are describing your bite sounds right. All molars should touch and the front teeth should also touch lightly. ( bottom teeth behind upper teeth ). And with your front teeth rubbing against your lip, maybe it feels strange without the brackets?

Posts: 681
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:22 pm

Re: Braces off today - looking good feeling weird

#3 Post by Tyrantblade »

Congratulations, im about halfway through my treatment, still (roughly) a year (hopefully not much longer) left to go
Lots of crimes here

1. The upper molars bite too far ahead of the lower molars

2. Missing teeth #s 9, 14, and, 29

3. Open bite

4. Upper midline left of center

5. Lower midline right of center

6. Upper and lower teeth not straight

Sentence - 24 months, turned to 27 month.

Braces removed since 11/06/17


Post Reply