Damon braces at 25yrs: Short back story

If you want to share the detailed saga of your braces story, this is the place to do it. You can use this forum as a braces journal, editing and updating your posts as your treatment goes on. Remember to also visit the main ArchWired.com site for additional stories from other readers!

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS: Do not post full-face photos or personal contact information on this website. We have had problems with people re-posting members' photos on fetish websites. Please only post photos of your teeth, not your whole face. Keep your email and your personal information private. Thank you.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Post Reply
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:21 am

Damon braces at 25yrs: Short back story

#1 Post by CapeTownJess » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:00 am

I'm Jess :) At 25 (going on 26) I have begun my braces journey and hope to document the highs and lows on this forum (hope that people catch on to my humor).

There are a few reasons why it has taken this long:
(1) braces are hella expensive (2) I thought "this is not the right time in my life, I have xyz that I do not want to be a brace face for" (3) How would anyone ever find me attractive.
Like many hopefuls, I thought invisalign would be my saving grace. I was not a candidate for a number of reasons, mainly due to an impact canine (yes I still have a baby tooth there). I also have a narrow smile, slight overbite, and my other canine had not come into place properly because of the small space.

SO, why now? well, the relentless desire for a perfect smile became greater than my ego and fear... plus my boyfriend and I just moved in together, so he's trapped now :twisted:
I also realised that there will never be a 'right' time - I have my best friends wedding in one month and I'll be job hunting after graduating with my masters degree at the end of the year. So here we go!

Braces on: 1 Feb 2018 :shock:
Brace off: 2-3 years time :HugeGrin:

Posts: 56
Joined: Wed May 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Location: London

Re: Damon braces at 25yrs: Short back story

#2 Post by strinder » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:34 pm

Congratulations on getting your braces! You're pretty similar to me, similar age with an impacted canine (and that I'd also wanted Invisalign!) Hope your braces joruney runs smoothly! Has your ortho discussed your treatment for your impacted canine?

Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:21 am

Re: Damon braces at 25yrs: Short back story

#3 Post by CapeTownJess » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:50 am

Thanks Strinder!
Yes, so I have a baby canine tooth which has prevented the big one from coming down (also because there is not enough space for the big canine).
There is no bracket on my baby canine, just a spring between the two teeth on either side of it to create space. After about 6 months my ortho will re-assess the situation. one of two things can happen:
1. The space will be large enough that my big canine will start moving down ('erupt') on its own, and I can just get the baby tooth removed and all will be good in the world.
2. The canine will not erupt, I will need to have a procedure to expose the tooth and start pulling it down (the baby tooth will be removed at the same time).

My Ortho seems to think that #1 will be the case, and I really really hope so too! One week with braces and I can see the spaces starting to happen.
I also have an overbite which is being fixed in the mean time.

Hope that helps!

Post Reply