I honestly thought I would get my braces off before now, however I had a relapse after surgery and have been in jaw therapy for two years with my orthodontist. He has worked on my jaw and teeth and moved the roots around till I am tired. I had to have a root canal yesterday due to surgery trauma that damaged a front tooth. It was turning brown and my dentist agreed with the orthodontist that it needed the root canal. Funny story-----my dentist did the root canal without any pain killers at all. It took about 45 minutes and he was done. NO PAIN! My dentist is wonderful!!! Believe it or not it is true! : )
Anyway, my braces may come off by the end of the year or the first of next year and I know that is not terribly long. I can wait. He said he could work on moving the root of my front tooth some more but it would take another year of therapy and it sill may not change the position of the tooth. I told him I was okay with where the tooth was and he could just leave it alone.
I am posting pictures for you all to see the difference in my teeth and how far they have come over the past three years. I am happy with the results. In the near future, I will need to get a crown on my front tooth that has the root canal and I must have two implants after the braces come off. After these things are complete, maybe I will be finished. I sure hope so. Here are my pictures. Many blessings to you all!
Before Surgery April 2009
After Surgery August 2009
After tads were put in February 2010
Today November 2011
We are getting there! : )