9 Years Waiting, 8 Teeth out and Finally Time to Fix my Teeth :D Australia, AU

When I was in high school my dentist informed me...

When I was in high school my dentist informed me that i would need orthodontic work to fix my over crowded mouth. My parents always thought that you should be happy with the teeth you were given- I never was. I have an overcrowded mouth and my upper front teeth protrude out quite far. I don't like to smile and avoid cameras at all costs..

After years of wanting invisalign I finally took the plunge and started looking for providers, as a FIFO worker I never seemed to have the free time. Last month I was made redundant, this meant plenty of spare time.

With the industry on a down turn, you would think that i should save my money... However as i said I have been waiting years for this. So i went to one place, the same place who had completed the work on my sister. He ha a look, after a matter of minutes he said it wouldn't be a problem. I questioned if he needed to remove any teeth- he said not. I though it was too good to be true, so I went for a second opinion.

After a free consult (winning!!) I was informed I was a more difficult case but there was the chance. After the initial consult I returned to have moulds taken, on the third visit I finally met the orthodontist. He said it would be quicker to get metal braces. I am not keen on this approach as my family is accident prone and working away I was bound to have the wire protrude through my cheek while stuck in a remote location.

The orthodontist agreed with my thinking and said I could do invisalign but I would need to finish with metal braces. I was happy with this idea and proceeded. For this approach I would need to have not only all 4 of my wisdom teeth out but also 4 other teeth to make room... Just a little scary!

I returned on Monday just gone to have a digital scan taken. Now to wait for the retainers to arrive.

Before I get the aligners, I need to have all my teeth extracted.

After reading some posts on here I am starting to get nervous. My dental case is quite bad and I'm starting to worry that it won't work.

Has anyone else had so many teeth removed to make room?

Updates and pics once I have had teeth out and received aligners..
Dr Oloff

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