of Jeanie from Charlotte, North Carolina
is 37. She never considered braces until the day of her last
cleaning. Jeanie says: "The hygienist asked, 'How you
doing?' I told her I was fine, but I hated my smile because of
all the gaps between my teeth. I said, " I know....let's
whiten them so I feel better about how they look."
had a funny look on her face and said, 'If it is your gaps you
dislike, why don't you consider braces? Your teeth are already
was then she called in the orthodontist to talk to me. I liked
what I heard and understood that in order to close my gaps
between my teeth that they would not only have to be moved
together, but they would need to be pushed back too. I was
fascinated that this could happen in 12-18 months time, and I
was very anxious about getting the treatment under way!
So far, I have no regrets!
Although I was a little disappointed and self-conscious that
my cement stained a yellow (and verified by the ortho office),
I love seeing all the movement in my teeth! In four weeks time
I went from being able to stick a quarter between my top,
front teeth, to barely a fingernail! Power chains rule!!
The first day
Jeanie got her braces
almost two months and two adjustments, the gaps are beginning
to close up! The power chains have been on only four weeks!