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Braces at 30 - three month update

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I’ve now had my brace for three months.  It’s gone so quickly already.  So I could be 1/12th of the way through the process! Wohoo!

I’ve noticed some big differences lately, especially in the past two weeks.  I’m not sure most others will notice, but my Mum has.  I ask Ben if he can tell and he pretty much just shrugs!

The bite on my top teeth has REALLY changed.  When my teeth are resting or ‘biting’ the top teeth are now at least half a cm in front of the bottom teeth, maybe more.  It means it’s almost impossible for me to bite my front teeth together.  I can just about make two of them touch, but it feels like I’m pulling my bottom jaw out really far to do this.  I nearly choked on spaghetti the other day as it was long and I tried to bite it with my front teeth – not happening!  This is when I first noticed the change in the alignment of the teeth. 

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I’m looking forward to the bottom brace going on, hopefully at the end of the summer, and pulling my bottom teeth forward too so the bite feels more normal!  I can now see such a difference that I realise my teeth must really have been leaning into my mouth before.  It wasn’t a reason I wanted the brace and wasn’t anything I would have noticed before!

My twisted canine is starting to untwist!  Yippee!!  It was pretty much sideways before and is still wonky, but nowhere near as drastic.  I think by my next tightening in July it could even be the right way round! So exciting.  It’s been hurting a bit so I knew it was moving.

My front teeth are going wonky and they weren’t before!  Eek!  They are now on a slant.  I trust my orthodontist will sort this out.  They are also super sensitive.  If I talk outside and the wind catches them, yikes!  I’ve never had sensitive teeth so this is a new experience. 

It’s still all going well and I pretty much forget I have the brace.  I’m used to what I can and can’t eat, so at home this isn’t a problem.  I think it may be more problematic when we go to BBQs/parties, etc!  But I can just avoid eating if I need to.

It's hard to tell the difference in photos, but I think you can see the tooth is starting to twist round & the alignment is much better.  My peg tooth has also moved back lots, it really stuck out before.

Three month progress braces 30 teeth blog post lylia rose

My entire braces & false teeth journey from start to finish!

First orthodontist consultation

Making the decision to get false teeth and braces at 30

Braces booking appointment and moulds

Dentist appointment to check teeth for removal

Two weeks until I get braces

Two baby teeth removed ready for adult braces

Top brace fitting

Braces at 30 - day 2

Braces at 30 - day 3

One week with adult braces

18 days with adult braces

One month with adult braces

What happened at my first brace tightening appointment

3 months with adult braces

4 months with adult braces and another tightening appointment

One week after my third braces tightening

Bottom brace fitting and biting blocks

5th brace tightening

6th brace tightening and update

7th brace tightening and update

Elastics added to my braces from top to bottom

False tooth impression taken for my brace

Temporary false tooth on brace

Braces closing gaps and improving overbite

18 months with a brace

13th braces tightening appointment

22 months with an adult brace before and after

15th tightening appointment braces photos

2 year update with adult braces

17th brace tightening at 24 months with an adult brace

My last braces tightening appointment?

The embarrassing day I get my top brace removed

Essix retainer with false tooth - fitting and photos

Dental implants consultation

Can I get dental implants?

20th braces tightening appointment

Peg tooth extraction

28 months - bottom brace removed!

12 reasons I hate the clear Essix retainer

Hawley retainer fitting appointment

The partial denture disappointment

5 weeks until I get my bridges and false teeth!

The final result of my braces at 30 and false teeth

Before and after braces photos

My teeth whitening experience