Since I have had a couple of messages asking for an update on my braces I thought it would be a great post for today, especially since I just went for my 3rd appointment on last Monday! If you want to catch up on my experience, here is that post! Braces After 40
I have been wearing braces now for 3 ½ months and only have about 20 ½ months to go. Yeah! Doesn’t seem that long, right?!
At this appointment she told me that she put a different shape wire on and that I might be a little sore than the other two appointments. Yes, she was right!
To me the change is noticeable. My front 2 teeth aren’t tipped back as much as they were but they do have a little bit more space between them. As they have been moving at times 1 of my front two teeth weren’t even aligned. But I realize that I probably notice little things like that on myself where someone else may not even notice. Since my front 2 teeth needed the most movement, (in my opinion) that is where I have noticed the most change.
I still love my braces. Yes, my teeth are a little sore for a few days after each appointment but I know it won’t last long. Plus, I am tough or at least I try to tell myself that I am. LOL
Even though I have braces on, I have already noticed that I am not as self-conscious as before.
So my next appointment is scheduled for 6 weeks away and I will be getting the bottom braces on at that appointment as well. I am a little nervous about it because then I will be forced to wear rubber-bands.
For those of you that have worn braces, I have heard that the rubber-bands are awful. Is it really that bad? I am a little scared. I know that sounds silly, but I am.
Here are a few pics of my progress so far and please don’t judge my selfie. I stink at taking selfies!
What do you think about my progress so far? Can you tell they’re moving?
Only one week after having the new bracket placed at 3 1/2 months, the gap between my front two teeth is closing.
Thanks so much for all of the kind and encouraging words, as well as checking on me during my progress. I know that a few of you have shared that you really wanted to get braces. Have you taken that next step? I would love to hear where you are with your decision.