I am soooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in the Final stages of my braces after 17 months
My original sentence was 2.5 years so I am ahead of schedule and have 2-3 months left. He said he may do 1 more (maybe 2 more adjustments) which are 4 weeks apart now (not 6) and then they slowly take them off, molar bands first then a couple weeks later BRACES OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means by mid August I will be free, not in time for the big family reunion July long weekend but less than 100 days to go.
I got a checklist that asks 5 questions.... Do I like my smile and position of front teeth? , Do you agree your teeth are straight?, Does your bite feel good? , Are there any changes before you want removed? , Any additional questions?? Sign on the line!!
WOW I think I am almost 100% happy?? The questions feel like the final questions to a huge prize......a brace free smile?? I don't want to make a mistake and assume the ortho will be the one to say, its as good as it can get. I think my teeth are close, really close and braces make things look more out of wack. I was never looking for perfection but I think I almost got it, considering I didn't want to do lower jaw surgery.
I was sooooooo good at wearing the elastics, changing all the time and wearing the nighttime elastic for 8-10 hours a night. Upside down triangle elastics for the next 4 weeks!!! but no nighttime elastic.
Can you tell I am excited??, I think I am more in shock though, to actually have a paper that says. We are nearing the END, less than 3 months.
I was so excited I didn't realize the ortho assistant didn't put the wire in the molar band until I was home so now I get to waste another couple hours driving there ughhhhh, oh well, going to take Grams for the ride and then out to lunch at the beach.
34 years old, 2nd timer, Original sentence 2.5 years - Updated to about 20 months
Braced December 16th , 2010
Debrace Date August 22, 2012
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