Smilehope's story

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smilehope
Posts: 175
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Re: Smilehope's story

#76 Post by smilehope »

Bother, a bracket has come off a tooth - my lower left lateral incisor. It's sort of in place but moving up & down the wire. I'm worried the tooth will start moving back inwards. My next adjustment is on 17th, and I don't know if it can wait. I'll call the office in the morning & see what they say.
1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

smilehope
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Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Re: Smilehope's story

#77 Post by smilehope »

I'll wait until my adjustment appointment next week to get that bracket stuck back on. The office said my orthodontist is away until the day of my appointment anyway. If it was hurting someone else could see me.

It's not the loose bracket that's hurting, it's my upper incisors. That's good though, and I can see they're still moving. Still an overlap but getting less.
1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

smilehope
Posts: 175
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Re: Smilehope's story

#78 Post by smilehope »

I think I'm going through what is technically known as the "looks worse before it gets better" phase. Although my front incisors overlap is down to about 1mm, the gap by the gum is looking really obvious now both sides of the right one, and my ligs are finally looking a bit on the yellow side, which although they match my teeth is not a good look.

On the bright side, I have an adjustment on 17th. I look forward to these now, although I know this one will hurt when it comes to lig changes.
1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

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Kipepeo
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Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:19 pm

Re: Smilehope's story

#79 Post by Kipepeo »

I'm in the same boat as you. I broke a molar bracket off last week, and will get that fixed on the 17th. I swear everything changed when that bracket came off. My teeth are all sorts of sore all over. Strange.

smilehope
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Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

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#80 Post by smilehope »

Bit scary. Also good and exciting. After only 6 weeks with my uppers on I'm on a rectangular wire, 16/22 apparently. Ortho really pleased with progress. Just about un-overlapped now, well they weren't quite this morning but I think he gave them a bit of a tug to get the wire in. Yes it did hurt, but only momentarily. He's warned me to expect pain for a few days though, no surprises there. Also got the lower loose bracket stuck back on.

Do I win a prize for the biggest black triangle ever?

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1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

oimysizex
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Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:53 am
Location: UK

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#81 Post by oimysizex »

your teeth are coming along nicely!!!
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Been in braces foreverrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

smilehope
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#82 Post by smilehope »

Thanks, oimysizex. I hope your extraction sites behave themselves. I had the same ones taken out 8 months ago - I can't believe it's been that long!
1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

Angel269
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Joined: Wed May 30, 2012 11:39 am
Location: UK

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#83 Post by Angel269 »

Looking good Smilehope :-)

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My braces story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42457

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

jem
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Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:05 am
Location: UK

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#84 Post by jem »

Brilliant progress Smilehope. I am sure the triangle will be gone before too long-perhaps with an upper powerchain as your next orthodontic treat?

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

smilehope
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#85 Post by smilehope »

Indeed I do now have a powerchain, as of yesterday. For anyone concerned that it's something to worry about - I don't feel much different from before.
Same wires this time - chain on front 6 to close up gap which had appeared - I think they are already closer together than yesterday.
Very happy with progress - took some photos yesterday, will try & post tonight.
1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

starfish88
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Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 8:57 pm

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#86 Post by starfish88 »

Did you go for a coloured powerchain? Great progress!
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16 months 1 week and 2 days in braces
12mm overjet and narrow jaws all fixed with braces and elastics.
http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42441

smilehope
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Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

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#87 Post by smilehope »

No coloured powerchain, I'm not confident enough for that yet! In fact you can hardly see it. I still have my ligs (pearl) on as well. The powerchain is actually quite nice - it makes them the brackets and wires all feel smoother.
I swear my extraction gaps are starting to close even though they don't have chains over. Hard to tell when you only have a tongue as a measuring device, but I think they're smaller especially on my right.
Today they are a bit achey, all my upper right teeth, but nothing bad enough to need painkillers. The gap is already more closed than in these pics.

September, uppers fist braced:Image
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Now, after 12 weeks braced uppers:Image
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1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

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Tobilei
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#88 Post by Tobilei »

Looking amazing! Great progress :mrgreen:

jem
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Location: UK

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#89 Post by jem »

So like I said, straight teeth for Christmas! Congratulations.

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

smilehope
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Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

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#90 Post by smilehope »

OUCH!
I wasn't particularly expecting a wire change today, but now I have thick stainless steel wires top and bottom. I've lost the power chain, but now have white wire ties on the upper front six instead. Wires ? 19/25 or something like that. Apparently this is my "finishing" wire - still a long long way to go, but this is the wire he'll be using to close my gaps & get my bite sorted out.
My lowers, which I've hardly thought about for about the last 6 months already hurt like crazy. He did warn me I'd get pain this time - apparently tomorrow morning especially!
I'm really happy things are moving along well. Only 4 months since I had my uppers on.
I don't know if it'll be tricky to clean my teeth with the twisted wire. I was getting quite good at cleaning with the power chain, but this wire is underneath the archwire rather than over it. I'll find out soon after lunch I guess!
Will try & do pics this afternoon.
1st Feb 2012 - extraction both upper 2nd premolars
Braced 9th March 2012 - lower metal fixed and upper removable plate
5th September 2012 - bite plate gone, upper ceramic fixed fitted
Estimated treatment time 18-24 months

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