Lau's Story

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GillyWeed
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Re: Lau's Story

#121 Post by GillyWeed »

Beautiful! Congratulations Lau:D your teeth are beautiful! :jump: :thumbsup:
-Gabrielle

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lau
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Re: Lau's Story

#122 Post by lau »

Thanks Gillyweed!! i cant believe it still!! :-) all the best with your journey
Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011 / Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 months
My story + progress pix

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lau
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Re: Lau's Story

#123 Post by lau »

here is my final before and after- i still need to do the whitening
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Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011 / Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 months
My story + progress pix

jem
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Re: Lau's Story

#124 Post by jem »

Hey Lau, Your teeth look absolutely fantastic. You must be so thrilled. Congratulations!

What type of retainers are you getting?

Jem
Sectional brace with Damon clear brackets fitted to front 6 upper teeth 3 January 2012
Brackets added to premolars 2 April 2012
Estimated treatment time originally 6-9 months
. Brace removed on 22 July 2013 after 18 months and 19 days
Now enjoying bonded upper retainer plus part time essix/hawley( I have both)

Click here for my story http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42194

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lau
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Re: Lau's Story

#125 Post by lau »

I am happy :-) it was time for me. I'm getting essix i believe the plastic one- he said 24 hrs for 3 months then only at night. Not too bad no?
Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011 / Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 months
My story + progress pix

jem
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Re: Lau's Story

#126 Post by jem »

I think a lot better than "not too bad". Congrats again

Jem
Sectional brace with Damon clear brackets fitted to front 6 upper teeth 3 January 2012
Brackets added to premolars 2 April 2012
Estimated treatment time originally 6-9 months
. Brace removed on 22 July 2013 after 18 months and 19 days
Now enjoying bonded upper retainer plus part time essix/hawley( I have both)

Click here for my story http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42194

braceface74
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Re: Lau's Story

#127 Post by braceface74 »

wow lau, congratulations! you're teeth look absolutely awesome .. must feel a bit strange having them off does it?
Braces journey 16/01/2012 - 03/06/2013 :)

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lau
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Re: Lau's Story

#128 Post by lau »

a little bit- yesterday was VERY weird I spent a lot of time looking at them- but today it's more normal :-)
I do feel prettier and younger for some reason- I am 38 and half, but feel 30. so its a great feeling! I feel like I smile more and people smile back- I know that will go away in a month or so, but I am going with the flow LOL

So a bit more info about the process of taking them out, it wasnt as bad as I anticipated! i was prepared for teeth pulling for 1 hours, and it was only 5 minutes and, yes, it does feel weird, but IPR is also strange that way where you feel your tooth is being filed off. ay, ay, its incredible to think all the stuff we put up with just to have better smiles.

On the plus side, i find that brushing is a breeze! i flossed for the first time in a year and it was soooooo easy! I still brush my teeth 3-4 times per day - lol!! we;ll see what happens once i get the retainer...

People, It was DEFINITELY worth it- some people will never understand (like at work or friends), but I got the results I wanted, and I got over something that bothered me for a while. All the best,
Lau
Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011 / Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 months
My story + progress pix

Angel269
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Re: Lau's Story

#129 Post by Angel269 »

They look great Lau :-)

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Impressions-08/06/12
Big Day-22/06/12
Started using Bite Plate-14/07/12
Estimated treatment-8 months (upper ceramics)
Debond date-04/03/13

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lau
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Re: Lau's Story

#130 Post by lau »

one more photo before and after post to compare my smile :-)

Happy Friday!!
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Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011 / Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 months
My story + progress pix

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Re: Lau's Story

#131 Post by SunshineRay »

congrats, they look great!

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Re: Lau's Story

#132 Post by AM21 »

Congrats Lau!! They look awesome! :D
Braced: August 1, 2011
Sentence: 30 Months
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Re: Lau's Story

#133 Post by Noni »

Woooow congrats Lau :jump: :jump:
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Re: Lau's Story

#134 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent »

Beautiful
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Re: Lau's Story

#135 Post by bracex »

Wow they look great!

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