Hi everyone! I've got great news! I'm at the end of my treatment! woohoo!
My ortho says we can aim to deband in May! =) My appointment is in 2 weeks, hope all goes well!
Well, there are a few things that I wish could be better - like how I feel my lower lip protrudes more than before, and that my midline is not perfectly aligned...But I guess without extractions, I have to accept that my teeth will flare out a little more; and the midline is really off by less than 1mm, so it's not noticeable in person.
What I'm happy about - upper incisors don't jut forward (my main problem!), the lower teeth are now straight, and my ortho also shaved down the edges of my incisors so they aren't so jagged anymore.
So overall, I've had a relatively pain free year in braces, and I'm really looking forward to the next part of the journey! I'm probably gonna get both Hawley's and Essix retainers.
Thanks everyone for being supportive and for sharing your stories...Even though I don't post very much, reading about your experiences has been such a great help!
As usual, here are the pics, not perfect, but a huge improvement from before =)11months
My teeth were sentenced on 7th May 2010 to be imprisoned for 2 years.
What they did behind bars: My braces story
Finishing wire on since 4th OctoberDebraced June 2011!!