Sunday, 25 November 2012 update :)

Hi everyone,

I finally have my laptop back so i can update you all on whats been going on! :) 

My last post was back in June following my 2nd adjustment appointment.
Since then i had my 3rd adjustment appointment on the 23rd August, where the last stage of wire was fitted in on the bottom as they had finally caught up with the top.  

My next appointment was a month ago now on 23rd October.
This was a 10 min appointment which then turned in to a 2 hour appointment.
I was called in for my appointment on time and as Hayley checked over my teeth (the lady who i usually have at my appointments) said she was just going to get Mr. Dibiase to come over and check my teeth.
He then came in and checked them and then my 2 hour appointment began as he sat me up and told me...


He then got Hayley to take new moulds and do new x-rays.

For the moulds, they had to take half my brace off, so that all i had on my teeth were the brackets.
After the moulds were taken i was handed a hand held mirror as the mould mix was everywhere!
As i looked in the mirror at my teeth without the wire i could not believe how lovely and straight my teeth were. I was then shown to the x-ray room where they did a full side x-ray and i was then shown back to the waiting room while my moulds were taken to the max fax lab to processed straight away.

Half an hour later i was called back into the max fax unit with Hayley to have my wires fitted back into my braces. They told me the only thing they needed to do now was try and move my lower jaw back a bit more, so that both my lower back teeth and top back teeth touched when i bite down. I have been given elastics for this that go from my lower front teeth upto my top back teeth on each side. I have to wear these constantly, only to be taken off when eating and brushing my teeth and they have to be changed twice a day. Also while Mr.Dibiase was there i mentioned to him that since my top teeth have moved back, i have noticed especially in pictures of me laughing, that it has given me a gummy smile. He then asked  me to give him a 'wide smile' and agreed with me that the top jaw also has to be done.
 I'm now going to have both lower and upper jaw surgery and a genioplasty.

I have now been booked back in for a 1 month follow up for Tuesday 27th november and then a joint ortho/surgeon appointment for 23rd April 2013! :) 

I still can't believe that i haven't even had my braces on year yet and i'm ready for surgery.
I couldn't be happier! :) 

Sorry its taken so long for me to update you all.


Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Hi everyone,

I'm so sorry i haven't posted since June,  i have so much to update you all on!

 Since June i have had another 2 adjustment appointment back in august and my last appointment which i had yesterday which i'm so excited to tell you all about! :)

I'm hoping to post updates on these last 2 appointments within the next week or so, as at the moment i am currently posting from work on my lunch break 
 as my laptop had to be sent off a few days ago to be repaired so i am just waiting for it to be delivered back  to me :(  

                                           but i will try and update you all as quick as possilble :)


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Orthodontist appt update

I had my 2nd adjustment appt today and i'm a bit disappointed that i didn't see Mr.Dibiase again as the clinic was running late so i saw a lady who i have previously seen once before when i broke my brace back in December. I now have the last stage of wire in on my top teeth, also now along with elastics on to close the extraction gaps. The bottom teeth have abit of catching up to do, as today the second to last stage of wire was put on. While i was there i asked if they could roughly tell how long it would be until i was put onto a waiting list for surgery and was told that once my bottom teeth have caught up with the top and everything perfectly straight and there are no more gaps they will take moulds again and fit them together to see how my teeth would look after surgery. Once they have those moulds and are happy with them is when they will place me on waiting list. 

My next adjustment is booked for 21st august and i will be having the last stage of wire and elastics placed in on the bottom :) 

I will try and get another picture of my top teeth with the elastics on uploaded in the next few days as my camera seems to like to blur when taking close up pictures of my teeth, so i have to take quite a few until i get a good one! 

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Monday, 18 June 2012

One year on in pictures :)

I cant believe the difference in my teeth! love how they don't stick out anymore on top! so pleased with how they are straightening up aswell. :)

                                      ^^ June 2011 - a picture of me biting on my back teeth
                                                        before my treatment started. ^^
                                                                       and now...

                       ^^ June 2012 - a picture of me biting on my back teeth a year on
                                                           - 7 months into braces ^^

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                                        (Sorry if these next 2 pictures are not that clear)

                         ^^  June 2011 - a picture of my teeth/bite before my treatment started  ^^


       ^^  June 2012 - a picture of my teeth/bite now, a year on - 7 months into braces  ^^

                    I will be updating more tomorrow after my next orthodontist appt,
      hoping to see my normal ortho tomorrow so i can ask how he thinks its all going so far.

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Saturday, 9 June 2012

7 months in braces!


Sorry i haven't posted in a LONG while, i will defiantly start keeping this blog up to date more often...

Cant believe its now been 7 months since i had my braces put on...and what a difference! I love how my teeth are lovely and straight already! :) I'm so pleased with everything so far and i cant wait for my extraction gaps to entirely close up...

I had my braces tightened for the first time on the 23rd March, i didn't get seen by Mr.Dibiase this time as he had to rush off to theatre. I was seen by a lady who covered for my ortho and was told my first four months of treatment had gone really well and that my top teeth had completely all moved back into a perfect position so she fitted in a much thicker looking wire to keep them in this position and fitted the next stage of wire through on the bottom. Just as she was finishing with my braces Mr.Dibiase came back into the room and agreed that everything was going well.   :) 

                         19th June is my next ortho appt to have my braces tightened.

                          I will defiantly post some more pics hopefully tomorrow...  :)

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

just over a month of braces...

Happy new year! Hope everyone had a good christmas :)

How was the first few months of braces for everyone else as i have never had braces before and have a few worries...

Just a week after having my braces put on a bracket came off at the back of one of my lower teeth while brushing my teeth with my electric toothbrush?? I was told by 3 different people in the orthodontist that you can use these with braces, but I've now gone back to a normal toothbrush just to be on the safe side.

Since that broken bracket i have gone back again for the second time to check on another bracket.
When i was cleaning my brace last week i noticed that one tooth, right at the back on the top right hand side had nothing on the it at all, no bracket or wire going across and hadn't felt anything come off at all? So i went to my orthodontist on wednesday and had it checked out. It wasn't my usual ortho though as it was just a lady who slots in people for broken braces and when she took a look she told me it was an upper wisdom tooth that had come through in the last few months and that they don't put brackets on 'wizzys' as she called them. But i'm defiantly sure that that was the tooth that when i first got my braces on, i was putting wax on this bracket as i remember having to stretch my mouth wide open to get to it? So 'im now just going to wait until i have my braces tightened on 20th feb and ask my usual ortho about it who should be able to tell from my notes. Only thing is at the moment, i'm worried that if there was a bracket there and it has come off, have i missed out on around 2 months of treatment where my braces haven't been working as well as they should be?

 last of all...I have found it really hard to get used to eating this past month even though i'm staying away from all hard and sticky foods, the foods i am allowed to be eating i'm finding difficult as i'm still very paranoid that i will brake my brace again. I have been told to stick to my back teeth for now for biting and chewing. how long did it take everyone else to start eating properly with them?