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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:39 pm
by Tommm
Congrats on your 1 month! I can totally see the progress!

First Adjustment

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:02 pm
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:
Uppers and Lowers: 14 Niti

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

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2nd Adjustment

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:09 am
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]

2nd Adjustment

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:17 pm
by macgirl4ever
Here's a picture of my progress thus far.

Fourth Adjustment

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:06 am
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:

And here's one from the beginning to compare:

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!


5th Adjustment-Powerchain and Rubberbands

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:42 am
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!

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:

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:45 am
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


I used floss!

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:51 pm
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!!!!

Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:03 pm
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:

Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:20 am
by lilone
Wow, incredible! Congrats!

Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:30 am
by JennyLaughs
Congrats MacGirl... your smile is beautiful!!!

Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:51 am
by nachoesq86
Very nice progress. I await when I´ll have my braces on to have such a good progress

Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:23 pm
by Ems
Wow your teeth look amazing congratulations :D

Re: MacGirl4Ever's Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:14 am
by drgnchsr36
Looks great, congrats!!