Thursday, 5 May 2016

7 Months with Braces...

It has been just over 7 months since Becky got her braces...I thought I would update on how she is getting on....


The first few days were hard for her but she was a trooper....She was eating normally again within about a week and a half....

Becky has been back to the orthodontist every seven or eight weeks to get her braces tightened.....For a few days afterwords her teeth are sore but with a couple of paracetamol and soft food she is fine....

The school was a bit of a pain to start with....They were reluctant to give her time off to get her braces fitted and then have them tightened but for the last few appointments I've managed to get times so she only misses half an hour at the start of the school day or half an hour at the end of the school day which isn't so bad....

Within a couple of months we could really see the difference with her teeth especially the top one's.....They started to move really quickly....

As well as having the metal wires she had an elastic band on from her back tooth to the front....There was a few tears when she first had to put it on and take it off....It was fiddly but she soon got the hang of it....She can change it now without having to look in the mirror....

The hook holding the band on has broken off a couple of times and we have had to get it glued back on but none of the wires or brackets have came off, thankfully!

Becky is still brushing her teeth so well and I am still going through gallons of mouthwash....She is still a fan of Listerine....I thought it was just the brand name she loved so bought a cheaper one and put it in the Listerine bottle....She knew straight away! lol

We were at the orthodontists earlier this week and they have decided that the top teeth are just about in place. Before she had her braces put on she had a tooth removed to make space for the others to shift and that space is just about gone now....The bottom teeth need a little more work but it looks like we're on the home stretch now....

Instead of her wearing the band all the time she only has to wear it at night now which is fine with her....She does talk differently with the band in so at least now during the day she can have her real voice....

We were talking on the way home from the orthodontists about the things she has missed while having the braces on and she said it actually hasn't been too bad.....All she is really missing is popcorn and toffee!

I really expected Becky to have her braces for about two years but it looks like they will be removed later this year! Becky is hoping in time for her birthday in September....


8 comments :

  1. I am glad that they are working for Becky and that they come off before her birthday like she wants !! I love the Listerine bottle trick - haha - shame it didn't work!

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    1. She is doing so well with them and she is coping brilliantly.
      Thank you!

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  2. Oh well done to her for pushing through it all. I had them for two years, top and bottom and they are so worth it!

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    1. She is being such a trooper...Thank you!

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  3. You can really see the difference in those pics, great news that the braces are working. Mich x

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    1. The difference had been amazing. In such a short time too. Thank you!

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  4. Wow, it looks like she's making great progress! I remember the pain and discomfort myself, it's not a lot of fun! But it sounds like she is coping brilliantly. Fingers crossed she has them off in time for her birthday.

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    1. It's not fun at all for her at all but she knows it will be worth it in the end.
      Thank you!

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