So the journey began at the worst location in Long Island. "Great expressions dental center" WHAT EVER YOU DO AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!! The worst
The dental assistant stabbed the roof of my mouth with a tool causing me to bleed. They were not properly trained gossip over me while doing the procedure. The dentist half ass did everything. 3-4 brackets broke off in 3 hrs after I went to go eat mashed potatoes. They then blamed me for what happened. I am a grown woman I can read and follow directions.
So I changed and went to a new orthodontist who does nothing but braces and jaw conditions. He is so specialized they don't even do cleanings. It's serious business. Great expressions told me it would take 2 years to correct my teeth. This new orthodontia told me I'm looking at 16 months tops.
Today I went in for my 2nd appt. He then tells me my teeth are looking great. I ask when do I do the rubber bands he says that I might not even need them. Whattttt that's amazing to me. My teeth have made wonderful progress in 2 moths it's crazy to me but I'm excited.
Only time will tell how long I will actually have to wear it all.
I have ceramic on top and regular metal on the bottom.
In pics and in person most ppl can't even tell I have them.
Pain wise. The 1st day was aweful. That night as I laid down my mouth began to feel like someone punched the hell out of me. Now each adjustment after that doesn't hurt just very minimum discomfort.