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Offline MikeB

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Re: Wife's braces journey
« Reply #210 on: 06. September 2018, 04:32:41 AM »
I think she'd keep them indefinitely at this point, if it wouldn't arouse some major suspicion!

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« Reply #211 on: 06. September 2018, 20:27:20 PM »
I think she'd keep them indefinitely at this point, if it wouldn't arouse some major suspicion!

what an interesting outcome. I guess you may have to settle for fakes but your journey has been a fun one for you (both) no doubt!!

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« Reply #212 on: 07. September 2018, 01:39:49 AM »
Part of me is actually looking forward to Hawley retainers, which have their own fun aspects. Heh, the other day she said, "If I fall asleep and forget my retainers, you'll have to put them in for me..."

She knows that she'll be wearing Hawleys the vast majority of the time, and for the rest of her life. I will give her special dispensation to wear Essix for dressy occasions, though.

And yes, I'll also need to make her a new set of fakes for occasional use. But right now I'm just living in the moment and enjoying it as much as I can.

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« Reply #213 on: 10. October 2018, 18:46:45 PM »
I posted a new video of Carrie talking about her struggles adapting to the asymmetric triangle elastic configuration: http://anonym.to/?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGTK7vU2GB8.

Hope you enjoy.

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Re: Wife's braces journey
« Reply #214 on: 12. October 2018, 04:35:39 AM »
Thanks always for keeping us updated and doing the videos

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« Reply #215 on: 29. October 2018, 21:54:59 PM »
Carrie had another adjustment (her tenth) on the evening of Friday the 26th. Not a whole lot of changes, but some interesting things happened.

-   The ortho made some more tweaks and bends to her archwires, but kept the same sturdy rectangular stainless wires.
-   He told her to continue wearing her elastics in the current asymmetric pattern (Class 2 on the right and a triangle on the left) to continue work on midline and overbite.
-   He did some initial shaping and polishing of her upper front teeth, with more to come once her braces are removed, to get her closer to the “Hollywood smile” ideal.
-   He estimated a mid-January removal date.
-   We discussed retainers. He prefers to use Essix, so I told him I wanted to get Carrie a set of both Essix and Hawleys. He thought it was weird, but of course anything is possible with money!
-   She went with silver ligs.

So we have a tentative removal date, which causes mixed emotions for me. While I’d obviously prefer she stay in braces longer, I can tell that her smile is going to be absolutely deadly when the braces come off and the ortho does the final shaping. I am oddly excited about seeing that killer brace-less smile.

I’m also looking forward to playing with Hawley retainers! She already understands that she’ll need to wear her Hawleys at all times when I am around, though I will give her special dispensation to wear the Essix on dressy occasions (like the symphony, for example).

I did the usual video, but we took a trip to Flagstaff over the weekend and I haven’t had a chance to edit it just yet. I hope to get to it tomorrow. I’ll post here when I upload it to YouTube!

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« Reply #216 on: 01. November 2018, 18:36:09 PM »
Video of tenth adjustment now available on YouTube: http://anonym.to/?https://youtu.be/A19MjP9Homk

Warning - it's almost 30 minutes long!

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Re: Wife's braces journey
« Reply #217 on: 03. November 2018, 11:10:39 AM »
Thank You very much for the new Video!