Jennielee81 got my LLBR...it's GOLD! Pic on 16

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Jennielee81 got my LLBR...it's GOLD! Pic on 16

#1 Post by jennielee81 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:10 pm

New pix on page 12

Old story of my first appointment:I got my braces put on today!!

I am getting Damon 3 on all but my top/front 6. There I am getting Opals. Once I was in the chair, “myâ€
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I wore Damon 3's and Opals for 20 months at age 42. Braces off January 2007
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#2 Post by Linalin » Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:28 pm

Looks good!! :D
You really can't see the top ones, that's really cool! :)

Hope your mouth is feeling better too.. believe me, I definitely understand the pain of not being able to chew or bite down! Had surgery the other day and still have pain and stitches in the roof of my mouth lol! :)
August 29 2003: Top braces on
February 2004: Bottom braces on
April 1 2005: Surgery to remove Maxillan primary right cuspid, all 4 wisdom teeth, and have adult tooth exposed
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#3 Post by 2hOtT2HaNdLe01 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:38 pm

ahhh!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to look hard to see the top braces!!! do u think u can post some close-up pics, i really wanna c wut the opals look like up close, plz and thanks!!!! good luck over the next few days!!! :D :D
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#4 Post by jennielee81 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:08 pm

I can't get that close with my handy-dandy digital. I need to use the big complicated one. Can't "do it myself" with that one.

My hubby comes home from a business trip on Friday and I will get to work on that this Friday...maybe I can get my 10 year old to help before that...she's WAY smarter than I am at this stuff, she's the one who figured out to do the image sharing thing :lol: .

thanks for the interest and reply!

Jennie
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#5 Post by Doug » Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:21 pm

Jennie, congratulations on getting the hardware installed!
They look great, as others have mentioned, the tops are almost invisible!

Here's a few tips on the photo thing:
Use "macro" mode if you have it (lets you get in real close) - often marked with a flower icon on the camera selector

Plug the output from your camera into the video in on your TV - that way you can see a nice widescreen image to help line up the shot.

Don't forget to take pictures often - you will be amazed at how fast your teeth move - but sometimes it's hard to tell unless you have the photos to compare.

Good luck and hope you are feeling better and able to eat solid food soon!

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#6 Post by jennielee81 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:21 am

Thanks for the info Doug!! I never thought of using the TV so I can see what the heck I'm taking a picture of! :crazy:

My little camera has a mirror just below the lense so I can see with that one. It does have a macro setting, but the resolution isn't fantastic with it.

Here's a link to the macro pic I took with it.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/j ... fopals.jpg

Hubby is back home now so once he's finished with the yard work I've set him to work on, we'll try the better camera.

I'll post here if I get a better picture.
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#7 Post by bbsadmin » Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:06 pm

Your teeth generally look pretty good, especially your bottoms. You're going to see dramatic results with your uppers in no time. Take plenty of pics now, because in 6 to 9 months, your smile will look so different!

Thanks for posting the pics!
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#8 Post by jennielee81 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:01 pm

Okay, it's been 11 weeks and so far, it's been fascinating, annoying, and VERY REWARDING!

Here's a before picture and one I took today.

There is NO DOUBT in my mind that my ortho knows what he's doing and oh ya, I am a HUGE fan of "speed braces"

Image First week

Image Fifth week

Image 11th week

Image 10 months

my bottom teeth aren't so pretty...YET! But I see LOTS of movement and I get a new wire on them next adjustment.
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#9 Post by sunflr77 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:10 pm

Wow your teeth are aligning so nicely.
The first few months are the best in terms of being able to rapid movement. I feel like my teeth have barely moved in the past 3 months.
Keep up the great progress.
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#10 Post by Vonster » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:30 pm

Wow! You got rid of your rollercoaster too! :banana: It's so interesting to watch your progress since we seem to be on the same schedule with adjustments and all. Can't wait to see the next batch of pictures!

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#11 Post by HollyDontSpend » Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:43 pm

Jennielee! I think it's so funny that you ate Reese's on your first day. I did the exact same thing. The evening I got it done, I was STARVING and I hadn't eaten anything since 7am the day of so I got to a convenience store and looked for something I could eat quickly. Ta Da! There were the Reese's staring at me like a miracle in the isle. It was the best peanut butter cup I have ever eaten. Your teeth look great!
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#12 Post by joplin » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:28 pm

Your progress is breath taking, Jennielee! BEAUTIFUL! I can imagine how happy you must be :)
My laterals are still waiting for a "GO!" command or something...
Case: Impacted canines, crowding & crossbite.
Treatment: SARPE 2004/10/6, RPE 2004/9/28 - 2005/1/31, w-arch until 2005/11/22, impacted canines extracted 2005/5/18.
Braces on: top 2005/6/2, bottom 2005/8/30.
Braces off: 2008/6/9.
Retainers, phase one: expanding Hawley retainer 24/7, bonded retainers on top & bottom.
Retainers, phase two: Hawley on top, bonded both top & bottom, positioner for night time use.

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#13 Post by TessaLeoni » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:18 am

This is soooo amazing! Congratulations.
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#14 Post by jennielee81 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:24 am

joplin wrote:...My laterals are still waiting for a "GO!" command or something...
Mine got the "go command" at about 4 weeks. Once they started, there was no stopping them.

The right one moved first and the left (higher) one waited for it to finish before starting it's decent. It was so hard to be patient, but now it seems like it happened very fast.

Hang in there!
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I wore Damon 3's and Opals for 20 months at age 42. Braces off January 2007
http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=3535 a little more about me here: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/co ... 961130.htm

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#15 Post by joplin » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:57 am

Thanks for the encouragement, Jennielee! It's been 3 weeks for me, so I'll give them another week before going to claim my money back :wink:
Case: Impacted canines, crowding & crossbite.
Treatment: SARPE 2004/10/6, RPE 2004/9/28 - 2005/1/31, w-arch until 2005/11/22, impacted canines extracted 2005/5/18.
Braces on: top 2005/6/2, bottom 2005/8/30.
Braces off: 2008/6/9.
Retainers, phase one: expanding Hawley retainer 24/7, bonded retainers on top & bottom.
Retainers, phase two: Hawley on top, bonded both top & bottom, positioner for night time use.

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