Not happy with results

If you have finished with your orthodontic treatment and are wearing retainers (or will be soon), this is a special place to connect with others in your (enviable) situation. Ask a question or make a comment about life post-braces.

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FlyByNight
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Not happy with results

#1 Post by FlyByNight » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:15 pm

I got my braces off in august of last year. Here are my main issues: my front teeth are crooked, my bottom teeth are butchered. My bite wasn't quite right when I got them off so my ortho grinded a few teeth in the front to make my mollars touch. He did a horrible sloppy job on the bottom, leaving sharp edges and unnatural looking teeth. Especially my lower canines. Nothing flows on the bottom and my mollars on the right are higher than on the left. It's like my whole smile is crooked. What do you guys think can be done to make the bottom look better? I go to see my ortho in June next.

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SinkFullOfDinner
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Re: Not happy with results

#2 Post by SinkFullOfDinner » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:34 am

They look fabulous, imo! Now, if there's a bite issue, that's a different story. I know we can be our own worst critics, but if you're talking appearance, give yourself a high five and go out and smile and make people envious! I know I'm jealous.

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Re: Not happy with results

#3 Post by Juliebrynn1 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:33 am

Your teeth are absolutely gorgeous. We are definitely our own worst critic in that we try to analyze every little thing that's wrong. I can somewhat see what u mean about the bottom teeth in the first picture. But no one will be able to see that, trust me. Ur teeth are so beautiful and white and straight. Now if it is a bite problem, that is an issue in and of itself. I wonder if a cosmetic dentist would do a better job if appearance is what ur concerned about??? I would be soooo happy if I were u though. I don't think anyone's teeth are absolutely perfectly squared, rounded, etc., Otherwise we would all have veneeers, which by the way, I should have done instead of braces (torture devices), lol.

2018
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Re: Not happy with results

#4 Post by 2018 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:21 pm

Many people fall victim to over-analyzation post-braces, and I think you're one of those people. Your teeth are stunning! I hope my teeth look half as good as yours at the end of my treatment. :BigGrin:

FlyByNight
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Re: Not happy with results

#5 Post by FlyByNight » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:34 pm

I really appreciate the positive responses. I definitely over analyze my teeth. The day I got them off, I loved the look, but as the weeks went by, I noticed more and
More little things. I still need to learn that it's impossible to get every little thing perfect. Thank you all!

FlyByNight
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Re: Not happy with results

#6 Post by FlyByNight » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:38 pm

Thought I'd post a before pic:

http://a68.tinypic.com/2ufbqf9.jpg

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Re: Not happy with results

#7 Post by pjade1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:02 pm

I think your teeth look great but if they feel funny, your dentist should be able to do a better job. My ortho said the dentist has better tools for shaping. I am having my bottom teeth shaped from the dentist. Hopefully, next week.
07/14/14 - 4 spacers put in
07/25/14 - braces top and bottom put in minus 2 molar bands that they couldn't fit
9/11/14 - 2 spacers put in between the bottom back molars
9/19/14 - last 2 bottom molar bands in and all hooked up, new wire, started elastics too
10/14/14 - new square wire change and thick elastics
04/24/17 - braces removed!!! :BigGrin:
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Re: Not happy with results

#8 Post by reading1995247 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:49 pm

I got my braces taken off a few weeks ago...
I would kill to have your teeth and smile!
Even after two years+ braces and surgery...mine are still crooked and bad =(

FlyByNight
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Re: Not happy with results

#9 Post by FlyByNight » Tue May 09, 2017 9:12 pm

I appreciate all the positive feedback from everyone. No matter what though, I'll still hate how crooked my top front teeth are. Even if I was to ask my ortho about it, really, what's he going to do? Tell me it's not noticeable.

FlyByNight
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Re: Not happy with results

#10 Post by FlyByNight » Tue May 09, 2017 9:18 pm

FlyByNight wrote:I appreciate all the positive feedback from everyone. No matter what though, I'll still hate how crooked my top front teeth are, and how my bottoms are shaped. Even if I was to ask my ortho about it, really, what's he going to do? Tell me it's not noticeable.

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Re: Not happy with results

#11 Post by sandiego88 » Sun May 21, 2017 12:26 pm

You're teeth look great, I would be so pleased if that was my end result

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Re: Not happy with results

#12 Post by CeramicCynthia » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:10 am

Your teeth are beautiful, I'd love for mine to look like that!

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Re: Not happy with results

#13 Post by Gbr45 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:16 pm

looks really good,

but i do see what you mean, the middle line between your front teeth is not really straight

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Re: Not happy with results

#14 Post by krystal7krystal7 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:15 am

At first glance, I was like "omg I want that kind of teeth".
But looking it closer, I can see why you are unhappy. It definitely looks sharp.
I'm unhappy with my ortho too, sooo sloppy & impatient, not listening to me at all. :(((
But except from the bite problem, it doesn't look too bad either. I'm still very envy ^^
I hope you can fix your problem soon.

FlyByNight
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Re: Not happy with results

#15 Post by FlyByNight » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:48 am

My ortho got rid of the sharp edges on my lower canines. The others are still a bit wonky but I'm happier now.

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