Damon Braces - Adult

I will be turning 40 this year and have always...

I will be turning 40 this year and have always wanted to have my smile corrected. I always hated close up pictures because of my teeth. My insurance changed this year and now it will cover adult braces so I jumped at the chance. I am happy that I took the time to do this for myself. The first few days my teeth were a little tender when I would eat. Other than that I haven't had any pain. For me the biggest "problem" is learning how to eat. My expected treatment time is 2 years. As the time got closer to have them put on I was getting nervous. It is typically teenagers that get braces so to be 40 and getting them was a little scary. The brackets are clear and you can hardly notice the braces unless you are close up. I will try to make updates and show pictures of my process.

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Just checking in to see how you're doing! :)
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I'm doing great. I have had one adjustment so far. No pain so that is great. I can tell my teeth are moving. It isn't really noticeable but it hasn't been 2months yet.
Oh, great to hear that you're not feeling pain!!!! :D  How are you dealing with cleaning your teeth?

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Hi!  How are things going?  You've had at least one adjustment since your last update, I think?  How did it go?  I want to see your progress! :D
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Everything is going good. I had an adjustment in April and go in for another one next week. I can't believe it has only been 4 months. I had my first regular cleaning last month. That went well. No cavities. :) After my next appointment I will try to post some pictures.
Yes, please, and thank you :D!

You can't believe it's only been four months because you results are so good?  Or because time is creeping so slowly? LOL!

6 Months

I was given bands at my last appoint. I was told to wear them all the time except when eating and brushing. The first few days were a little uncomfortable but nothing real bad. By the 4th day it didn't bother me any more. I have to change them out 3 times a day. I usually change them after each meal since I have to take them off anyway.

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So what are the bands addressing?  And also, WOW, the difference is already stunning from your first pic!
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The bands are to correct my overbite. I'm not sure how long I will have to have them. I know it is amazing how much they have changed in 6 months. I'm supposed to have them for another 18 months but I'm hoping it will be shorter. :) I see him in two more months I will have to ask him then.
Cool :).  And thanks for the info on the elastics.
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