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NikNax
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Hi everyone, newbie here

#1 Post by NikNax »

Hi everyone,
I am a newly braced adult, my installation was May17. My orthodontist used the Damon system and I am scheduled to wear them for 20 months. I had my first post installation appointment yesterday. Before reading through the posts here, I didn't know what to expect. My appointment went smoothly, my wire was changed from size 14 to 18. I'm not sure if I got a "tightening" as I didn't feel anything that would indicate such, but my mouth is a little sore today. Maybe that's from the new wire.

I'm really grateful for the wealth of information you guys provide here. Keep it coming.

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djspeece
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Location: North Canton, Ohio USA

Re: Hi everyone, newbie here

#2 Post by djspeece »

Welcome to the club! Sounds like you are off to a fabulous start. Best of luck to you!
Dan

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Buddist saying

NikNax
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Re: Hi everyone, newbie here

#3 Post by NikNax »

Thank you!

jem
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Re: Hi everyone, newbie here

#4 Post by jem »

Hi NikNax,

There is no such thing as " tightening" these days. With the Damon system you will just get a new wire from time to time- and perhaps elastics or powerchains in due course.

Good luck with your treatment.

Jem.
Sectional brace with Damon clear brackets fitted to front 6 upper teeth 3 January 2012
Brackets added to premolars 2 April 2012
Estimated treatment time originally 6-9 months
. Brace removed on 22 July 2013 after 18 months and 19 days
Now enjoying bonded upper retainer plus part time essix/hawley( I have both)

Click here for my story http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42194

NikNax
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Re: Hi everyone, newbie here

#5 Post by NikNax »

Thanks Jem. I now have a clearer understanding of what to expect at my future ortho appointments.

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