Jem's belated story

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Angel269
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Re: Jem's belated story

#61 Post by Angel269 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:30 pm

Thanks for the compliments, I am very pleased with my progress.

I still do wear the bite plate nightly-it has been adjusted as it appeared it wa preventing my right canine from moving. My deep bite has been reduced a fair bit it may be also being used to try and stop my bruxing too.

Hoping you will also be debraced soon Jem.

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Estimated treatment-8 months (upper ceramics)
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Re: Jem's belated story

#62 Post by lilone » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:05 pm

I agree that they look amazing Jem! I can't imagine they could get much straighter. From the underneath, that one lateral does look ever so slightly off but I think it is probably just the shape of it. From the smile view, it looks perfect! A great smile in only a year! Lucky you!

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Re: Jem's belated story

#63 Post by jem » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:46 pm

Thank you Lilone. It is lovely to receive such a compliment.

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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Re: Jem's belated story

#64 Post by lau » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:26 pm

Hey Jem!! I was out on vacation for 3 weeks and only now read your comment- oops! sorry about my thinking your were a girl <blush> :oops:
I knew a girl named Jem and incorrectly assumed... :HugeGrin:

Your teeth are looking ever so straight- very happy for you.

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
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#65 Post by jem » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:25 am

No problem, Lau and thanks for the compliment. This maybe picks up a theme in another thread that of the adults who have braces, there are many more women than men.

I hope you had a great vacation. Where did you go?

How are your braces doing?

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

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#66 Post by Kipepeo » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:04 pm

Jem, you have such a great attitude. I'm impressed! I'm hoping you get a debanding date soon. I can't wait to see your final results!

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#67 Post by jem » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:17 am

Thank you Kip,

I think I am probably just about at my final position, although my ortho did say she would place a bigger wire at my next adjustment on 21 Jan. I will ask her to explain why we cannot seem to get my left lateral fully into place and whether we can't make a bit more progress with it before the finality that will come with debracing.

Having said that, I am more than ready to get rid of my brace. I'm sure you are too and happy to hear you are likely to get a debracing date soon. You must be nearly at 2 years now?

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

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Re: Jem's belated story

#68 Post by lau » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Hey Mr. Jem,
so my 3-week holiday was to Buenos Aires, Argentina to visit family. It was more like a visit, than actual time off because we stayed mostly indoor at relatives houses and ate till I gained 6 pounds! We did go to the zoo and parks just to get my high-energy 3-year-old outdoors but since its Summer it was super hot, averaging 40 Celsius the time we were there. Christmas felt like 50.6 degree (120+ Farenheit for US readers) Heat Index :crazy: so it was interesting.

Thanks for asking, my braces are still here :ThumbsDown: I need to edit and post my 15 month picture update, hopefully this weekend. Basically on Tuesday my ortho did some more IPR on the bottom (two sides) for my teeth to come in more. My bite is still too Class III to debrace. Supposedly it was going to happen as soon a super thin gap closed up, but it hasnt happened yet. He said probably due to my top/bottom teeth touching. Also I asked him for an estimate of when I will be done, but he denied to comment :cry:

Granted, my original estimate was 18 months but I am hoping that it happens sooner :mrgreen: I'm changing my elastics often, to see if that helps speed up.

Hope you had a great start of 20-13. The year can only get better for us with the nice big bright smiles we will have (at some point), right? :HugeGrin:
Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011 / Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 months
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Re: Jem's belated story

#69 Post by BraceFace2o1o » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:37 pm

jem wrote:my ortho did say she would place a bigger wire at my next adjustment on 21 Jan. I will ask her to explain why we cannot seem to get my left lateral fully into place and whether we can't make a bit more progress with it before the finality that will come with debracing.
Hi jem, just replied to your latest comment in my story sorry it was so late.

I see your latest appointment was today or yesterday. How did it go? Did you manage to discuss anything about your lateral incisor with your ortho?
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
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Re: Jem's belated story

#70 Post by jem » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:10 am

Hi BF2010,

Thank you for your interest. My appointment yesterday was postponed because of the snow. My ortho office had called last week to say they might have to call on Sunday evening to postpone Monday appointments and I decided I would definitely postpone anyway as I live some distance away. My appointment is now on 29 Jan.

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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#71 Post by smilehope » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:05 am

Hi Jem, I hope you're nearly done. At least the snow should be gone next week - I think its going to get warmer / wetter at the weekend. Sounds like you'll get a debracing date soon!
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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Re: Jem's belated story

#72 Post by Kipepeo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 am

Jem, sorry to hear about your delay. I know how anxious you are to get done.

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Re: Jem's belated story

#73 Post by BraceFace2o1o » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:22 am

It's slowly starting to melt around here so fingers crossed it's all clear by the 29th for you to go ahead with your next appointment. I look forward to seeing how you get on
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
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Re: Jem's belated story

#74 Post by jem » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:46 am

Thank you Smilehope and Kip and thank you again BF2010.

Yes, I am ready to be done but I want to be happy that my teeth are as good as they can be. I seem to swing between being desperate to get my brace off and being determined to keep it until I am happy with the results.

You have all gone through much more than me. I appreciate your indulgence.

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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Re: Jem's belated story

#75 Post by braceface74 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:58 am

My next appt is on monday.. maybe we'll both have something to smile about :)... good luck.
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