47 and getting rebraced

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klobird
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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#91 Post by klobird »

Hey Kipster!!

Your teeth look pretty darn good!!--So, they look like they're ready to come off--what's the word?

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#92 Post by Tobilei »

Kipepeo wrote:Thank you, Tobilei.

It's not a power chain. It's wire lacing. It's used to hold teeth from separating, forming gaps. I have it everywhere, except between just 2 lower bicuspids, because there's a mini power chain in between them. It's not needed anymore, but my doc doesn't want to remove the wire just to change out the chain for more lacing. My lowers haven't been touched in 2months, except for anchoring elastics.
Oh poop, I thought I'd found my answer :cry: Thanks though :)

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#93 Post by Kipepeo »

Klo, we haven't talked about that word! I knew there was still work to be done, and I knew I'd have to come back again in 4 weeks, and have possibly more tweaks. I'm still a couple months out, counting all the 'waiting' weeks.

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#94 Post by iBorg »

Your teeth definitely look closer to being done than just beginning. My guesses are by fall you'll being eating corn ON the cob.

Seriously don't be in a hurry. Take your time. Be sure you're happy before they're popped off.
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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#95 Post by NICURN85 »

Kip!!
Your teeth are looking amazing these days. I know you must be happy at the progress!!!
~KIMMIE

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#96 Post by oldfart »

Those look like the teeth of a 20 yr old. Awesome job keeping them clean.

Can I have Orthodontia envy?

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#97 Post by Kipepeo »

Thanks OF. I still act that age....!!!!

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#98 Post by Kipepeo »

Been a while since I posted anything here. Had another appt today. This very well could be my last wire adjustment. You can see from today's image that my lacing is gone, upper only (sorry Jem). Even the ortho said he'd give me a break from that! Also, my upper wire is not straight. It never will be. If it was then I'd have an even gummier smile than I already do. And for some reason, I smile all crooked. I don't lift my cheek and lip up on the right much when I just smile naturally. And the gummier side is the left which does raise up higher. So I got a double whammy. In this photo I'm trying really hard to smile evenly. Impossible!!

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#99 Post by iBorg »

I think you have a lovely smile. Your teeth look great. They're straight and they look young. Not 47 or 48.

Mike
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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#100 Post by jem »

Hi Kip,

Your teeth look perfect. Did you not get a debracing date?

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#101 Post by Kipepeo »

Thank you both!
No date set yet. I first have to tell him *I* think they're ready.

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#102 Post by klobird »

Looking back, I was kind of glad that my ortho decided when I was ready to be debraced. I just couldn't see it. Also, he said that my roots were perfectly lined up--I guess that matters (hehe).
But if you don't feel ready, then keep them on until you do--it's too much $$$ to put to waste. Your teeth do look great though!

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#103 Post by djspeece »

Kipepeo, What a beautiful smile, and what a journey it has been for you. I really enjoyed reading your story. It looks as though you are down to the wire (pun intended) with debracing within reach. Well done!
Dan

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Re: 47 and getting rebraced

#104 Post by catgyrl »

Hey Kip!

I agree with everyone - your smile is just beautiful! I know you are a perfectionist, though, and have to wait until YOU are ready to have them removed. I would kill to have your teeth right about now, but I'm still happy with what I have. :D

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