I'm 23 and just got regular old fashioned braces put on April 24th. I've been reading through these forums for the past few days and decided to register today.
I was put in blue ring spacers/separators on April 10th and had to wear them for 2 weeks. They said adult teeth didn't move as quick as adolescents which I understand. Went back on April 24th and they went to remove the spacers to put molar bands on. My teeth had not shifted enough between all the molars.
They were able to put atleast one band on each quadrant so I could start my braces treatment as planned but they put huge orange spacers in where I still needed space. They said another 2 weeks with these huge orange rubber rectangles in-between my molars! Argh. These make it so uncomfortable to eat!
Anyways... my treatment plan is supposed to be 12-15 months but I can already see this being longer due to my teeth unwilling to cooperate. If they don't move enough for them to put bands on the rest of the molars I think they are just going to glue brackets to them and I will probably snap those off when eating since they have a high failure rate. Anybody have experience with this?
Well I'm glad I found this board and have already gone through the 83+ page post about lig colors just to see what I like. Haha. I started out with pink and now have silver.
Okay, thanks for reading. Adios!