of Laura from Birmingham, UK
19 and is currently
having braces for the second time. Her teeth moved a lot since
her first time in braces. Laura says her ortho even commented
on how he's never seen teeth move so much!
"I've had my braces for
nearly 2 weeks now, at the moment they are in the not-so-nice
gappy stage, as I have two gaps at the front on the bottom and
two on the top," Laura says.
"I have a 8mm overbite
which will be helped with headgear, I actually didn't realize
how bad it was until I saw my photo! As well as braces I have
a Nance button which is holding my back top teeth in place to
prevent them moving forward this is fixed to my brace so I
can't take it out to clean which can be a little unpleasant!
I'll be getting elastics or headgear in 4 weeks to start
reducing my overbite, I can't wait to see my top teeth start
to move back. I also can't wait to see my left bottom tooth
move back into place, at the moment it's sticking out the
front of my gum causing my lip to stick out.
I've been told I'll have
treatment for two years (max) with permanent retainers as this
will stop my teeth from moving again."
a few updated photo's of my treatment so far. I can't believe
that it's been over 16 months already the time has gone so
"My progress has been
amazing, with the way my mouth was before I couldn't imagine
that things could change so much. I've been told that my
overjet has been reduced by 1cm, which means it has now
"I just hope these
photos help others who are just starting their treatment that
it is all worth it in the end."
teeth after 16 months of treatment.