Melissa's Journey - New update & pic pg. 14

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Faerydust
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#46 Post by Faerydust » Mon May 05, 2008 1:54 am

Ooh, I see movement in your upper lateral incisors and your bottom teeth straightened quite a bit!

Glad that you finally got the broken off bracket replaced! And no more spacers, yay!! You have nicely shaped/sized teeth btw.
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#47 Post by jenny101101 » Mon May 05, 2008 4:03 am

Wow, Melissa, I see lots of changes!! Your lowers are a lot straighter, your upper LI on your left side and the canine right behind it has really come out! You can see the bracket on it :banana: .

Happy 2 months!! :D
Keep smilin'! :)
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#48 Post by SGPWired » Tue May 06, 2008 6:06 pm

Sweet – your teeth are movin’ and a shakin’ :-)o

Congratulations on making it this far - it just gets better everyday. :-88

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#49 Post by Miss Chastity » Thu May 08, 2008 3:43 pm

Your teeth have definitely straightened out! Especially your lowers, they are looking nice!

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#50 Post by insinu8 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:27 am

mel,

nice movement going on there! As jenny pointed out that left side pre-molar has come out of hiding :)

congrats on your 2 month anniversary!

yay, movement :-*
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#51 Post by PigletInIowa » Tue May 13, 2008 6:22 pm

Hey, Melissa,
What does the molar build-ups do? I'm just wondering if it is to help cushioning the bites or something. I've just past the mark of one month on braces and my bites feel weird.
Thanks a lot!

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#52 Post by victor36 » Tue May 13, 2008 11:21 pm

Hi Melissa,

great progress! you can totally tell the difference in such a short amount of time... hopefully your treatment time will be shorter than expected..
Here's to speedy treatment! :-88

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#53 Post by *melissa* » Wed May 14, 2008 10:18 am

PigletInIowa: I have a deep overbite, so the molar build ups are there to stop me from biting off my brackets. They were put on my top back molars the day I was braced... They make it so I can't bite all the way down; so none of my teeth touch at all. At first I hated them! I couldnt chew at all for about 2 weeks. Now I can eat anything pretty much...even popcorn. But shhh...dont tell my ortho haha!

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#54 Post by PigletInIowa » Wed May 14, 2008 10:34 am

Ahh, Thanks a lot, melissa! Good to know you learned how to deal with it! :) I think I have a pretty deep overbite, too. but right now I'm also having overjet, so I guess I'm safe from it for at least a while until my front teeth get pushed back:P Did your ortho tell you whether the overbite will be corrected at some point or it'll be there even at the end? I just realized more and more that there are so many questions I didn't ask my ortho before starting the treatment, and now they are all coming up and bug me a lot:( But I feel bad to constantly ask my ortho all those questions. So what did you do? Did you just forget all the embarrassment and keep asking all the questions anyway?

BTW, really love your icon pic, such a happy mouth! Itself can cheer up a whole room :)
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#55 Post by braces4astw22 » Wed May 14, 2008 11:23 am

Hi Melissa, Just read through your story and your teeth are really looking great. You must be so happy! You must love seeing all the progress your teeth are making I cant wait to do the same.
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#56 Post by *melissa* » Wed May 14, 2008 1:21 pm

I just wanted to thank you all for the wonderful, encouraging comments...you guys are too sweet! Your comments really brighten my day :mrgreen:

To answer your questions, Piglet, I have an overjet as well, but still need the build ups for some reason...
Yes, my ortho said later on when my teeth get all straightened out, they are going to correct my bite too. I am assuming with elastics?
Dont feel bad for asking your ortho millions of questions. I never feel embarrassed to ask questions...I feel like its my right as a patient. Besides, I am giving them so much money...out of my own pocket! :P
Just write down all your questions on a piece of paper and ask away at your next appt :D

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#57 Post by PigletInIowa » Wed May 14, 2008 8:20 pm

Thanks Melissa! That's really good to know! Now I can feel better taking out my long question list to ask. It's really reassuring to know what's going on and where it's heading. Keep up with the great progress!
Sarah

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#58 Post by *melissa* » Sat May 17, 2008 10:31 pm

Here's a photo update. I am going black&white again this time... I am pretty sad, my ligs have turned lime green!! :cry:

This was on 3-30-08...
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...And today, 5-17-08
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Top arch on 4-12-08
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...And today, 5-17-08
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#59 Post by pearls » Sun May 18, 2008 1:39 am

Amazing progress *melissa*!! Your bottoms have straightened up so nicely, and your top canine is coming in line! I bet you are very proud.

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#60 Post by *melissa* » Sun May 18, 2008 1:13 pm

Thank you, Pearls!!! :D

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