It seems like a few of us dread(ed) getting braces, but most of you, like me, are or were actually looking forward to it. And once you mentally commit to the idea, it's hard waiting weeks and weeks between the initial appointments. I've watched so many youtube videos about braces that I could probably install them myself! (not really, but you get the idea) So the obsession is tough to deal with, especially considering that I've wanted braces for about 20 years!
So my question for those of you who actually already have them on, is how long did it take from the time you had your "records" or "impressions" taken to the time you actually got your braces on? I know there are a few things that need to happen in this time, as the impressions need to be prepared, the doctor puts together a game plan, presents the plan to you, along with the financial commitment, (you agree) the braces are ordered and shipped to the office, etc. So how long did all of this take for you?
I know some doctors use a procedure that involves placing the brackets onto trays beforehand and then curing them all at once with the light. This was offered at another orthodontist I consulted with, however, this will NOT be the case for me. The brackets will be individually placed. I only mention this because the tray method can save an appointment, as they take two sets of impressions during the records appointment and this would otherwise reduce the total time frame.
My records appointment is thursday. What should I expect? Brace day about 2 months later, from what I can gather? If it helps, I'm getting In-Ovation braces, and my orthodontist is at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry (faculty, NOT student) I know she'll be the only one that can really tell me what I want to know, but I'm trying to get a ballpark timeframe.