Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

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EyeSpy21
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Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

#16 Post by EyeSpy21 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Swisscat, your pictures are very encouraging. I was here in 2006 when I declined removal of impacted canines. Now, aged 47, one of them has erupted and I have little bone around the lateral incisor which has become mobile. The plan is extraction of both lateral incisors (eek!) and bring the canines down. I have the added bonuses of my dentist of 20+ years retiring before Christmas, periodontitis before I start, and the orthodontist not wanting to take it on at the first appointment! I shall start my own thread soon but thank you for posting your story.
2005 Impacted canines resulting in twisted lateral incisor - advised: surgical removal of canines, followed by braces then 'pegging' of lateral incisor root - didn't proceed
2017 L canine erupted, bone loss around lateral incisor - advised: canine substitution by extraction of both lateral incisors, exposure of R canine, braces to position canines

swisscat
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Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

#17 Post by swisscat » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:42 am

Good luck on your journey, EyeSpy21! It might sound scary, but if you have a good orthodontist AND a good dentist (for reshaping), you should be very happy with the end result.

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Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

#18 Post by swisscat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:17 am

So, after nearly two years of having braces... I am now free again!! Actually, I have been out of braces for a little more than a month. It was not as wonderful as I expected: like many people here, I actually grew hyper critical of my teeth, and I was not sure that I was totally happy about the end result... mostly because I needed to get used to MY new smile (like, who is this stranger smiling at me in the mirror).

And for some reason, I am totally scared that my teeth will move again. I have two bounded wire (upper and lower) and a retainer to wear at night, but due to me clenching my teeth a lot, I know that my teeth could still move. So I am quite nervous about that...

But anyway, here is the result! When I look at the first pictures I posted on this forum, I find it hard to believe that those were my teeth :shock: :-*
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jem
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Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

#19 Post by jem » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:21 am

What a beautiful smile! 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

Kaboomaboom
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Re: Braces at 33, with canine substitution (missing lateral incisors)

#20 Post by Kaboomaboom » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:07 am

Congrats!

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