How close were you to the estimated length of wearing braces

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uncdl
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How close were you to the estimated length of wearing braces

#1 Post by uncdl » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:46 pm

Just curious how the actual amount of time that braces were worn compared to the estimated time that the orthodontist told you at the beginning...
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#2 Post by lionfish » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:54 pm

You may want to post this in the metalmouth forum. There have also been quite a few threads on this topic, have you tried searching on it?

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#3 Post by uncdl » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:22 pm

Actually I did search for it, but I must not be typing in the right phrase because I didn't find anything... :(
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#4 Post by KARESS » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:34 pm

i could have sworn i replied to this topic
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#5 Post by uncdl » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:48 am

Maybe it is because I took your advice and posted it on the Metal Mouth Forum... Sorry for the confusion!
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#6 Post by gena » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:04 am

Estimated time: 30 to 32 months. Actual time: 49 months

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#7 Post by jennielee81 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:22 pm

Estimated time: 18-24

Real time: 22
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#8 Post by Kristiana » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:22 pm

Estimated time: 18 months

Actual time: 13 months

I was 14 when I got them on, and 15 when I got them off. I'm 24 now and still wear retainers at night.

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#9 Post by KARESS » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 pm

estimate time 30 months
real time 21 or 22
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#10 Post by loulou123 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:39 am

Estimated time 36 months

real time 28 months. :D
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#11 Post by MariaMetalMouth » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:16 pm

Estimated time - 18 months
Real time - 29 months :P
Braced: 29th March 2006
Estimated time 18 months!
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#12 Post by 24KSmile » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:01 pm

Estimated time: 30 months

Real time: 43 months (getting debanded on Nov 26!!)

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#13 Post by Gennel » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:34 pm

Estimated time 30 months

Real time 27 months


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#14 Post by retainerjoe » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:34 pm

was told around 36 to 48 months ,was total of 2121 days WOW
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#15 Post by lily2 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:26 pm

18-24 months estimated, actual 15 months

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