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staceyraver
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#1 Post by staceyraver »

My name is Stacey, I'm 23 and I'm finally taking the plunge to get braces. I stumbled across this website and it's been so helpful so far...I have so many questions! Anyway my situation so far is that I have some overcrowding on my uppers and a baby molar that hasnt budged on my lowers that has shifted the midline around....oh and i've got some impacted wisdom teeth that need to come out too. Today I went for my first meeting with my orthodontic consultant at the hospital, and i've got to go back in about a month to get photos and impressions done. I'm so excited! Oh and I think i've been really lucky because I asked the consultant for a rough idea of a price...and he said because I'm getting my treatment done at the hospital it should be free! Gotta love the NHS! :) anyway, i'll be hovering around these boards a lot i think, come say hi...i dont bite :P

klobird
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#2 Post by klobird »

Welcome Stacey!--We have all been in the same boat with all the questions! I have also found that if you use the "search" feature for whatever you are question is, that you are able to find a lot of answers there too...

No matter what--someone will be here to help out--it really is a great website!

wildpig
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#3 Post by wildpig »

glad to have you on board ;)....

I am actually kinda jealous of UK. We dont have anything like NHS free ortho for teens and I wish we do because a lot of people's parents here can't afford the cost and problems just get postponed and worsened over time.

Anyway, enough with my ranting... welcome ;)

scully
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#4 Post by scully »

Welcome, and lucky you on the free treatment!
Mine's costing me about $3500, which I've learned is the low end here on this side of the pond.

I'm 23 as well, and had my apprehensions about having braces at my age. Having a sweet, innocent baby face to begin with will do that to you. Getting carded...

...for R-rated movies makes me not such a happy camper!

However, I have actually grown somewhat fond of my braces, and I think they are pretty, now.


You should do fine! You seem to be a nice person... and once your braces are on, your teeth will be too sore for you to bite!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA :lol:
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Mulder: Did you bring enough ice cream to share with the rest of the class?
Scully: It's not ice cream... it's non-fat tofutti rice dreamsicle.
Mulder: Ugh... I bet the air in my mouth tastes better than that.

kellyb
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#5 Post by kellyb »

hi stacey :jump:
welcome! and wishing you all the best with the journey. i am also in the UK but unfortunately i can't get mine free lol. Costing me a whopping £3700. looking forward to hearing more about your journey.

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In braces 07/01/2012 - 29/06/2013

staceyraver
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#6 Post by staceyraver »

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Not entirely sure why i'm getting them for free...I was expecting them to cost a fortune. Either way I'm just excited to be taking steps to get it sorted...I haven't smiled in so long!

staceyraver
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#7 Post by staceyraver »

so my appointment for records and impressions is on may 10th....after my exams which is a good thing. However I'm really eager to get the ball rolling so i'm actually considering phoning them up to see if they can get me in sooner! eeek excited and a little scared.

staceyraver
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#8 Post by staceyraver »

[quote="staceyraver"]so my appointment for records and impressions is on may 10th....after my exams which is a good thing. However I'm really eager to get the ball rolling so i'm actually considering phoning them up to see if they can get me in sooner! eeek excited and a little scared.[/quote]


unfortunately i couldnt get my date moved forward. Never mind though! I guess i'll just have to learn the art of patience :)

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marybee
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#9 Post by marybee »

Welcome!

The time will fly by and before you know it, you will be just like the rest of us! :tingrin:

staceyraver
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#10 Post by staceyraver »

eeek, photos and impressions tomorrow! nervous!

How long does it usually take to get braced after that appointment?

BellaBraces
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#11 Post by BellaBraces »

Good luck!

I don't know how long it will take to get braced; I'm doing it privately and have 6 month smiles so my experience is probably irrelevant. However, for what it is worth, the soonest I could have got braced was 2 weeks after impressions (in fact it took a bit longer because I clashed with Easter, and Easter won)

jem
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#12 Post by jem »

Stacey,

I think the length of time between your records appointment and being braced depends almost entirely on the availability of appointments. I was about 4 weeks but that included the Christmas period and I did not want my brace put on before Christmas.

If your treatment is being funded by the NHS, there may be a little more delay, but the chances are that if you have not had much delay in being seen so far,there should be no great delay in starting treatment. I imagine speed of NHS treatment varies considerably depending on where you are in the UK.

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)

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staceyraver
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#13 Post by staceyraver »

Thanks for the replies all, i shall let you all know how i get on tomorrow :) hopefully wont be long until i get them on now....although i'm a bit apprehensive too as i'm going on the olympic torch relay soon!!! eek!

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#14 Post by NICURN85 »

Good Luck tomorrow Stacey!! Let us know how everything goes!!
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staceyraver
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#15 Post by staceyraver »

woop after having my impressions done, having photos and another x-ray taken i think i'm finally on countdown. I asked quite a few questions and it seems my next appointment will either be getting braced or having teeth out or something! lol

Roll on July 5th!

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