M1k3y's update with pics **March update w/pics(debranded)**

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M1k3y
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M1k3y's update with pics **March update w/pics(debranded)**

#1 Post by M1k3y » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:39 pm

It's been months since I've posted an update and I finally got around to it. Please excuse the last pic as I could not for the life of me get a better shot. There has been some movement and I'm happy except for that one stubborn top front tooth that is still crooked. Well here are the pics. Enjoy!

For comparison here are the first pics from back in May 06.

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The colored-coat on the archwire did come up but I guess it's not a big deal. Most people don't even know I'm wearing braces to begin with. Next month my Ortho is switching my top arch wire with a thicker one to speed up the movement of my teeth so I'm a bit nervous on how that is going to feel and look. Check my signature below out if you want to read a little about me and my story about getting braces.
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#2 Post by todddutton » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:04 pm

Congratulations on your wonderful progress. You have come quite a long way. Keep up the great progress.

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#3 Post by Sweet L » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:17 pm

Amazing progress!!! :thumbsup:

Your smile looks great :banana:

please keep us posted!
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#4 Post by psychic » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:21 pm

Quick moving tetth, hein? :wink:

It's looking very good!! Congratulations!
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#5 Post by nahky » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:41 pm

Hey Mikey, Thanks for asking about my progress, i was getting bit lazy in that department.

Well the progress you're mkaing seems to be going along very very well. The bottoms have lined up like soldiers. Awesome how you got to get all ceramics. I really like my ceramic tops.

Lookin forward to the updates...

catcha :P
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#6 Post by jenfire » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:21 pm

Your teeth are looking great :) The white archwire is neat...I don't believe I've ever seen that before.
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#7 Post by newmetal » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:28 pm

You have made cracking progress. I hope mine have had that much movement when i reach four months.

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#8 Post by broochie » Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:10 am

Wow M1k3y, your braces and wire are almost unnoticeable! And your progress is amazing, your arches are coming along nicely. Let us know when you get the new archwire.
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#9 Post by M1k3y » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:10 pm

Well here are pics from my November adjustment earlier this month. I like my progress but that stubborn upper central wont move along as fast as I'd like. I was supposed to get a thicker upper arch wire this month but my ortho says he likes the way my teeth are shifting so he'll hold off on it for now. I was looking forward to that wire so my teeth can get the added pressure they need to move my teeth into alignment faster. I guess I want them to straighten out already. :lol:

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If you want to compare my current pics to my first month in braces go the first post in this thread. Enjoy! :D
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#10 Post by M1k3y » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:21 pm

One thing I have noticed is my gumline along my middle lower teeth is raised higher than the rest of my lower teeth. I have not asked my orthodontist about this yet but what do you think will be done to remedy this? I believe this cause my lower middle teeth to look higher than the rest so it makes it look like I have a bigger overbite than I really do. Is there something that can push the teeth and gums lower to make it straight across? I just want to know what I can expect in the future or options I'd like to suggest. Thanks guys.
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#11 Post by M1k3y » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:07 am

Okay I just had my upper and lower arch wires replaced with thicker ones and holy crap it feels as if I got punched in the mouth. This is what I wanted so I am not complaining. It feels like I got braces for the first time so I am used to the pain. My teeth are tender but it is not unbearable. It is late and I have yet to take pics but I'll do it a.s.a.p.
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#12 Post by M1k3y » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:17 pm

Here are the pics from my latest adjustment last week. As you can see the upper and lower arch wires have been replaced with thicker wires and the pain has subsided already. I'm just hoping these wires will do the trick on that stubborn upper central tooth that is still crooked. I have a dentist appt. to have my teeth cleaned on the 18th as I'm already due for a cleaning. Enjoy.

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#13 Post by MuleNag » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:59 am

Wow! Great progress! Your bottom arch is really looking nice!
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#14 Post by antsika » Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:05 pm

Nice pics M1k3y! Your teeth look great, that strong wire will do the trick hopefully! And those brackets with white ligs and wires are not noticable at all :D
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#15 Post by M1k3y » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:38 am

Well I had my teeth cleaning this morning. I really don't like having to go through this ordeal because I bleed and it hurts at times. I know I have to do this every 6 months but I dread it each and every time. My teeth do feel better and cleaner. My digital camera is not charged up at the moment and I am at work but when I get a chance I will post pics of my clean teeth. :D
Braced 5-27-06 - 18 months with braces
Case 1 - minor crookedness
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M1k3y's introduction with photos
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