Pictures of braces results and Going for second opinion

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lizziebeth1028
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Pictures of braces results and Going for second opinion

#1 Post by lizziebeth1028 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:53 am

Hi All! I got my braces off on August 9th and I am unhappy with the results. My teeth flare out too much and one tooth is still crooked. I was treated with IPR for crowding, no extractions were done. I have 2 appointments coming up. One this evening with a Ortho that did not treat me - I just am looking for a second opinion on my results and if anything further can be done. I also have an appointment this coming Saturday with my treating Ortho to talk about my how I am unhappy with my results. One of the questions that gets asked on here and other forums is - if you thought your teeth were not ready to be de-braced, why did you let the ORtho take the braces off? Well - he's the expert! I expressed concerns on 3 different occasions before debracing and he was able to talk me into believing my teeth would look great after the braces come off. 'It's the allusion of the braces'. Any how - that being said. I was only treated 11 months and was quoted 18 months for treatment - I wonder if the braces came off too soon and/or enough IPR was done. Here is the link to my pics. I welcome any feedback. I'm mainly just posting to rant, and get it off my chest. Nobody wants to spend $5K and be unhappy with results! Also wanted to put this out there to see if anyone went through a similar situation.

https://imgur.com/gallery/G85p9wn

kplatt2010
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Re: Pictures of braces results and Going for second opinion

#2 Post by kplatt2010 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:09 pm

Hey There-it's hard to tell with this picture alone.

When you go to see your original ortho, ask to see the pictures they took before brace treatment. I think it's good that you are getting other consults before you go back to see the original provider. This will give you constructive feedback to provide him.

I've been in braces now for 2 years 5+months. I'm in the fine tuning stage but we have been challenged with bottom teeth tipping inward. LOL last visit ortho said bottom teeth are supposed to be tilted in a little bit. Yeah, these bad boys are not coming off until we get those fixed a little better. My thought is if I'm not happy with results when he says I'm ready to have the braces removed, I'm going to get a second opinion at that point. I'm being very patient and thus far I think we are somewhat on same page.

liner
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Re: Pictures of braces results and Going for second opinion

#3 Post by liner » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:47 pm

looks good to me!

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