kellyb's story (belatedly)

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kellyb
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Re: kellyb's story (belatedly)

#256 Post by kellyb »

hey all :)

just a quick update..... had an adjustment on saturday 13 april. the ortho has started the processs of pulling down the front tooth. he said he can only do 0.5mm each visit as otherwise it would be too much on the tooth so the 2nd 0.5mm will start on my next appointment 18 may. then, the intention is to remove the braces at the next appointment which would be sometime in june.

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#257 Post by jem »

Hi Kellyb,

Sounds like decent progress and with a definite end date. When will you have the gum contouring done? I am really looking forward to seeing your final pictures.

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)

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kellyb
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#258 Post by kellyb »

Hi jem,

after my brace is removed i will have to get composite filling on that front tooth to make up the remaining 1mm. the gum specialist had suggested doing the contouring 2 months after the removal of the braces so i guess if braces come off in june then the surgery will be around august time.

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#259 Post by Dee17 »

Oh, kellyb sounds like you're making great progress! I am so excited for you!
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but by the moments that take your breath away.
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#260 Post by braceface74 »

Great progress Kelly, almost there now :-) can't wait to see the results.
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#261 Post by kellyb »

Hey all,

Just another quickie :)
Had an adjustment on Saturday 18 May. Basically the ortho is now working on pulling down the tooth by the last 0.5mm. He has said that if it looks ok I will be debraced at my next appointment which is on 15 June. Will keep you posted.

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#262 Post by jem »

Hi Kelly,

Glad to hear you continue to make progress. Good luck for 15 June!

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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#263 Post by Dee17 »

Oh wow, Kellyb! What awesome news. I can't wait to see your final pictures! You're going to look even more gorgeous than you already do, I just know it!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
but by the moments that take your breath away.
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#264 Post by kellyb »

thanks Dee :D and jem :D

Sorry I have been mia abit lately. Life does get too busy sometimes. Just popped in to say that my ortho office called me a couple days ago saying that due to a personal emergency my ortho will be outside the country on the weekend of 15 June so unfortunately they will have to close that Saturday. Instead they will be open on 29 June so I will have to wait an additional 2 weeks to have the braces removed. No big deal for me.

Will log in again over the weekend to have a proper catch up with you guys.

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#265 Post by braceface74 »

So chilled about the ortho postponing.. i'd having a meltdown had that been me lol :D

like you say, whats another few weeks.. can't wait to see the final pics
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#266 Post by braceface74 »

Not long now :)
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#267 Post by jem »

Hi Kellyb,

Any news?

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

kellyb
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#268 Post by kellyb »

braceface74 wrote:So chilled about the ortho postponing.. i'd having a meltdown had that been me lol :D

like you say, whats another few weeks.. can't wait to see the final pics
haha, i had already endured almost 17 mos so another 2 weeks felt like nothing. also i wanted to do something else that saturday so it worked out fine for me :D

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#269 Post by kellyb »

Hey Jem, Dee, Braceface and everyone else reading.....
How are you all?

My apologies for taking so long to touch base......I have been really stressed lately with all sorts of stuff. My daddy had a minor stroke about 3 weeks ago and it basically caused alot of stressed and turned our world abit upside down. On a positive note, he is recovering well but it was not nice at all for about a week or 2. So please forgive me guys for not sticking to my word in my previous msg in this topic when i said i would catch up with you guys on the weekend.

Well back to business.....
Brace was successfully removed on 29th June as planned and bonded retainer fitted same time. Picked up my removable retainer on 5th July. So I now have bonded retainer on upper and lower arches plus hawley retainers x 2. When I first got my hawley for my lower arch back in November I was told to wear it every night. I was told in my last visit that I can reduce it to every other night or every 2 nights. Same for uppers.
I still need to watch what i eat in order not to damage the bonded retainers. I was warned about pizza crust, baguettes etc. Presume the same will go for apples.

It is such a great feeling to finally have the braces off, though I must admit I do miss them. it's amazing how quickly the time flies. My next step now is to have the composite bonding in the front tooth that was chipped and then in a couple months do the gum reshaping surgery. It's still unclear what date I will do the bonding as I am awaiting the dentist to send me the details. I will be heading off on holiday for a couple of weeks from 26th July so it possibly won't be until i get back. Will keep you guys posted though.

I have attached below a pic (not very good quality) taken the day brace was removed. I will try and take a better one soon. You can also see a pic from the date my upper brace was fitted (10 weeks after the lowers) for comparison.

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#270 Post by Dee17 »

Oh your new smile looks just lovely! Hope you are enjoying it! Have fun on your holidays smiling and posing for all those photos. I'm sorry yo hear about your dad. Please know that I wish him a complete and speedy recovery.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
but by the moments that take your breath away.
-- Maya Angelou

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