MacGirl4Ever's Journal

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Tommm
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#16 Post by Tommm »

Congrats on your 1 month! I can totally see the progress!

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First Adjustment

#17 Post by macgirl4ever »

So far, this ride has been awesome! I finally figured out how to post photos!

This is a picture taken the day I was braced:
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Uppers and Lowers: 14 Niti

This is a picture taken today, shortly after my first adjustment:
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Uppers: 16 Niti
Lowers: 14 Niti with two wire ligs (ouch!)

You can follow my weekly blog at this address:

http://web.me.com/julia_kelly/The_Brace/Blog/Blog.html

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2nd Adjustment

#18 Post by macgirl4ever »

I had my second adjustment today. My bottom wire was changed from a 14 NiTi to a 16 NiTi. My upper was changed from a 16 NiTi to an 18 NiTi. I mentioned that my upper incisor was chipped by one of the lower brackets and Dr. Andolani said that he would file it. I chose silver this time because I am going to several events where the less noticible they are the better. [/list]
Braced: 20 months March 2009-November 2010
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2nd Adjustment

#19 Post by macgirl4ever »

Here's a picture of my progress thus far.
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Braced: 20 months March 2009-November 2010
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Fourth Adjustment

#20 Post by macgirl4ever »

I thought I'd post something on this since I haven't in a really long time. I'm still keeping up with my weekly offsite blog and checking back at archwire for advise. I just had my fourth adjustment last week. I was switched from a U/18g SS and L/18g NiTi to U&L/22g NiTi.

This is my lastest pic:
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And here's one from the beginning to compare:
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My arches are definitely becoming more rounded. This last change has done a number to my teeth. Within 48 hours I was in need of having the wire trimmed! I'm going in on Monday to have it cut off before I head down for a week at the beach! I know I could perhaps do it myself but I figure that's what I pay my orthodontist for and since the orthosil seems to keep it at bay, I'll just wait. Finally, my ortho said that I would start having powerchains next adjustment to close in all the gaps which is why he bumped my archwire up to a 22g this time. I'm excited because it seems as though I'm entering the middle part of my treatment!

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Braced: 20 months March 2009-November 2010
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5th Adjustment-Powerchain and Rubberbands

#21 Post by macgirl4ever »

I had my 5th adjustment this week (but whose counting). It was really excellent. Not only did I get powerchains, I also got rubberbands to help me start correcting my bite. They cause my teeth to be as sore as they were when I was first banded, but I know the more I wear them, the shorter I will be in braces overall. I have even attempted eating with them with varying results. For now, I sometimes take them out to eat and always take them out to brush. I don't think I spend more than an hour total with them out. My teeth are now hitting in places they never have before and places I have never experiences teeth meeting before!

Here's pictures of the configurations. Neither are really crazy. The triangle one gets in the way sometimes!
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The powerchain has done wonders! My front teeth are almost but not quite touching. ImageThe powerchain moved them quick. I can also tell that the powerchains and elastics are pulling my teeth in and feel like my lips can close over my braces better.

My orthodontist said that I wasn't quite 50% done which I think is fair. I hope with excellent elastic usage I can have these off by June or July!

Adjustment to Adjustment Comparison:
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Braced: 20 months March 2009-November 2010
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#22 Post by Ladybird »

Hi macgirl4ever,

Your teeth are a really nice shape and look so much better with the gap closed. They look really pretty in the picture with the pink ligs and I think they'll be fab when they're finished.

Good luck with the rest of your treatment

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I used floss!

#23 Post by macgirl4ever »

Okay, I always use floss. This time, however, is was to remove a particle that was stuck between my once gaped teeth! I still have a very small "hole" at the gum line but I am very, very happy today!!!!
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Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

#24 Post by macgirl4ever »

I didn't want to be one of the slackers, but alas I scummed to spending less and less time documenting my teeth! To anyone who cared:
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#25 Post by lilone »

Wow, incredible! Congrats!

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#26 Post by JennyLaughs »

Congrats MacGirl... your smile is beautiful!!!
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#27 Post by nachoesq86 »

Very nice progress. I await when I´ll have my braces on to have such a good progress

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#28 Post by Ems »

Wow your teeth look amazing congratulations :D

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#29 Post by drgnchsr36 »

Looks great, congrats!!
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