I'm 23, just braced 11 days, 12 hours ago.
But in the beginning, the quick guide how my mouth started:
- Class II malocclusion
- Overbite of 2-3 mm
- Minimal cross bite on the left side (well, big enough that I always ate to the left)
- crowding on the bottom from vertically directed jaw
- high canines (especially on the left side) and rotated bicuspid on top
I was informed by my dentist that my overbite was only solvable by surgery, but as I don't have functional problem from it and I don't really wanna change my profile, I won't do it. My sentence was 24-30 months since my bottom is a mess, and I have a hard jaw to work in, so, I'm ok with that timing. During that time will use braces, TPA, and some sort of bar on bottom that I can't remember the name. As they will be all in metal, and I'll be wearing them simultaneous, I'll use the "mouth full of metal" term very often!
On the "why am I doing it?" question, the true is that I really hate my vamp asymmetrical canines (if they were a little high and level I believe I would be ok with that). On left vain terms, my bottom's teeth are to together to be clean, teeth really need to go, there's not a millimeter of extra space.
So far I've only put the top braces, next will be spacers, and than the TPA (I hope I can talk normally, because I work and spitting on my bosses can't be good!). I don't know if my teeth are moving or not, I'm trying not to think about it, but I do fell like my teeth are falling from my mouth (not the best feeling).
I'll try to post some photos latter.[/list][/list]