Hey people!! this is aubrey and i'm just writing to tell you that i got my braces off finally-i am now completely done with orthodontics!! i still have to wear a retainer to sleep, but it's only to sleep and it isn't uncomfortable of anything. the picture is of my new teeth, and it is SERIOUSLY amazing how much my teeth improved. when i got them off, the dentist showed me a picture of me when i was about 7 or 8 (when i started orthodontics) and i am REALLY happy with how my teeth look. i don't think i could survive with teeth like i had when i was younger! the process was really long and it caused me a lot of mouth pain (a LOT!!!) because it consisted of splitting my palette to widen my upper jaw, which allowed all of my teeth to come in so i wouldn't have to get them pulled. Then i had braces for a year and a half and now, i'm done! all of the mouth appliances i've had are:
-a removable expander on the top & bottom
-cemented in expanders on the top & bottom TWICE!!
-headgear to sleep in
-a cemented in retainer
-and now (finally) i'm done (& i just have a retainer to sleep in-so it's okay!)
so, yeah, that's all-i just wanted you all to see my new movie star smile! (now all i need is some crest whitening strips & i'll be good!)
love ya all!