29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

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hdavies91
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Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

#91 Post by hdavies91 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:36 am

Hi, I just want to say that I have ceramic upper and metal lower. Although a bit bulkier I definitely don't regret the ceramics and they are far less visible. The only annoying thing is when you have a metal coil with them - kind of defeats the object!

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Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

#92 Post by RacyRonnie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:44 am

Hey Stephanie,
as the others have already stated, ceramics are the best solution, unless you decide to get braces on the back of your teeth. If you consider these, however, you'll have to know that they impair your speaking ability and give you a slight lisp. They are also more expensive. Ceramics do stain, sadly, and I usually wear a blue based red lipstick to cancel out how yellow they make my teeth look. Ask your orthodontist if he can remove the braces for your sister's wedding! He's done it for my graduation party.
Keep your head up, braces are worth it! :D :D

Steph30
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Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

#93 Post by Steph30 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:08 pm

hdavies91 wrote:Hi, I just want to say that I have ceramic upper and metal lower. Although a bit bulkier I definitely don't regret the ceramics and they are far less visible. The only annoying thing is when you have a metal coil with them - kind of defeats the object!

Thank you, I'm happy I went with the ceramic uppers!, although I do feel like they make my teeth look discoloured.

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Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

#94 Post by Steph30 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:13 pm

RacyRonnie wrote:Hey Stephanie,
as the others have already stated, ceramics are the best solution, unless you decide to get braces on the back of your teeth. If you consider these, however, you'll have to know that they impair your speaking ability and give you a slight lisp. They are also more expensive. Ceramics do stain, sadly, and I usually wear a blue based red lipstick to cancel out how yellow they make my teeth look. Ask your orthodontist if he can remove the braces for your sister's wedding! He's done it for my graduation party.
Keep your head up, braces are worth it! :D :D
Yes, I have noticed the discoloration!! .. hate that part of the ceramics. I wish my ortho would remove them for the wedding but I reallllly highly doubt it, especially since my removal date is only a couple months after my sisters wedding :(

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Re: 29 - Braces Journey - updated

#95 Post by Steph30 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am

Just a little update - I had my adjustment on the 17th. Both power chains were removed and wires switched out, my upper and lower front teeth were tied off to keep them from moving and elastics were added from the 4th upper to the 6th lower - Ortho is trying to change my bite a bit more.

I have been in quite a bit of pain from these elastics, which I wear 24/7 - you cant see them and they don't affect my speech but... oiy, havnt been in this much discomfort since the beginning... They are definitely no joke.

Next adjustment in 8 weeks.

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Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

#96 Post by Steph30 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:34 pm

Day 281!

Next adjustment on Nov 17th..
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Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

#97 Post by Steph30 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:35 am

Update: Had an adjustment yesterday (Jan 17):

I explained to my ortho how I didn't want my bite to sit completely forward with my lower jaw .. because it makes me look angry and like a bulldog.. she said she will adjust my treatment accordingly so I don't know what that means for length of time left! Hopefully it will shave a bit off (I know i'm only 10 months into 18-24 so.. we will see).

I have crosswires on the bottom from "5-5" so the bottom ten front teeth are tied so they stay in place as they are completely straight. I got a power chain added to try and close the gap on top right and I got tie wires on the top left teeth from my front right over - I had another power chain added somewhere.. But I cant see it, it was a small one..

Elastics to stay the same, top #4 to Bottom #5 both sides.

Next adjustment is on March 7 and then I have my 3 remaining wisdoms removed on March 24th.

Time sure goes by quickly!

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