Jem's belated story

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

Re: Jem's belated story

#136 Post by Angel269 »

I got my Essix a week later but have bonded one anyway, it's a back up that I insist on using anyway!

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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
Posts: 929
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:05 am
Location: UK

Re: Jem's belated story

#137 Post by jem »

Here are my pics with 4 weeks to go. Not perfect because of disparity between the sizes of my laterals. Also my midline is still off (albeit better than it was) but would have required full braces to correct. Overall very happy and can't wait until 22 July!

Jem
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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

Re: Jem's belated story

#138 Post by smilehope »

Looking good, Jem. I'm sure you'll be happy when they're off. I don't think anyone other than you will notice that little lateral - they'll just see that the teeth are lined up nicely.
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

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

Re: Jem's belated story

#139 Post by jem »

Thank you, Smilehope, how are things with you?

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

Re: Jem's belated story

#140 Post by Kipepeo »

Jem they look really nice. Hang in there...just a few weeks left!!!

JeniK
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Joined: Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: Jem's belated story

#141 Post by JeniK »

Looks good! How exciting to finally be almost done!! :jump:
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smilehope
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Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Re: Jem's belated story

#142 Post by smilehope »

I'm ok thanks, Jem. Bit of a slow phase but getting there. Have photos from last week which I'll try & post soon. Should be debraced by end of year - will you be sticking around to keep an eye on us?
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

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

Re: Jem's belated story

#143 Post by jem »

Hi Smilehope,

Glad to hear you will be done by Christmas.You couldn't get a better present than a transformed smile. I look forward to seeing your recent pics.

Yes, I will be sticking around to look out for friends on this site and probably to seek advice re retainers.

Best wishes

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

vegetamakai5
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Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:57 am

Re: Jem's belated story

#144 Post by vegetamakai5 »

Congratulations on your treatment, you're almost done!!!

braceface74
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Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:14 am

Re: Jem's belated story

#145 Post by braceface74 »

Looking good Jem, not long to go now :)
Braces journey 16/01/2012 - 03/06/2013 :)

My Braces story

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BraceFace2o1o
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Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:00 pm

Re: Jem's belated story

#146 Post by BraceFace2o1o »

Looking great Jem. Your arch looks fantastic very nice shape

I had to reschedule my debrace date because of a space in my teeth, I would have had them off by now if it wasn't for that but never mind. So we are both getting our braces off on the same day :HugeGrin:
Braces: Metal fixed upper and lower
Estimated treatment time: 18-24 months
Braces Removed: August 2013 (after 33 months in braces)
Retainers: Upper & lower essix and lower bonded
My Story / Before & After photos

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

Re: Jem's belated story

#147 Post by jem »

Great news BF. You have gone through much more than me and deserve to be finished. I can't wait to see your pics and to being able to post mine at the same time.

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

jem
Posts: 929
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:05 am
Location: UK

Re: Jem's belated story

#148 Post by jem »

Less than 2 weeks to go. But the time is passing so slowly.......

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

lilone
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Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:15 pm

Re: Jem's belated story

#149 Post by lilone »

Jem, I haven't been on much lately and wondered if you were finished by now. It looks from the posting like you are on the final days! It's been a long time coming and that will make it even more of a celebration. :dance: :banana:

What will you eat first?

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

Re: Jem's belated story

#150 Post by jem »

Hi Lilone

Without doubt he first thing I will eat is an apple without having to cut it up. Then, I guess, other things you can't bite into like corn on the cob and spare ribs. Otherwise, I have continued to eat pretty much everything I ate before, albeit with greater use of knife and fork. Chewing has not been much of a problem because I only have brackets on my upper front 8 teeth.

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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