March 31, 2013


Hello! Long time, no see. I have been procrastinating doing a new post... but here I finally am. With some comparison photos.

I think that I have had one adjustment since my last post, everything went fine, I just moved up another wire gauge on the top. No fancy rubber fittings or springs this time! The adjustment before that one was the most painful by far, it took about 2-3 weeks to get back to normal. Every time I drank something I would get shooting pains up into my gums around that top lateral incisor that has been getting pulled forward into line. But it ended up getting better and here we are today. :)

So, photos! I finally got around to getting my photos from my old laptop, and have put together a comparison:

I can't believe how much they have changed! I know in my last post I was complaining about how it hardly seems like they have moved at all, but here is the proof they have. I am so happy!

Already I am beginning to feel more confident, I always new I was self conscious about my teeth but I never realised how badly they were affecting my self-esteem. I feel a lot more comfortable smiling around people now and not afraid of showing my teeth. Who knows, I may feel okay smiling for photos soon! But let's not get ahead of ourselves :P

More exciting news - I am meeting with the surgeon on the 9th April!

This will be to discuss the surgery, ask him questions, and I'm guessing for him to actually get an idea of what he's dealing with. I AM SO EXCITED!!


  1. Wow what a change! Your teeth look GREAT Kelsie. Hope you get some good & exciting news when you see the surgeon.
    Cheers, Ellie

    1. Thanks Ellie! Have checked out your blog, I see you have some serious metal work going on as well - looking good though :)

  2. Wow, such an amazing change! how long did this take from when the braces where first on until the end picture?

    thanks! x

    1. Thank you! I can't quite believe it myself :) they have changed even more since this was taken so maybe I should do another comparison!

      My braces were put on at the end of May 2012 and the photo on the right was taken at the end of March 2013, so there is exactly 10 months between the two photos. Do you have braces yourself?

      Thanks for your comment! :)

  3. Thanks for your reply! Gosh, that's exciting! I'm right at the begining (I too have an underbite/openbite - i also have a crossbite and overcrowding of top teeth) I had my x-ray's 2 weeks ago, just waiting for my next appointment to come through to take moulds - then i have to have 4 teeth out - same ones you had out! so yeah, I have a loooong way to go. But so encouraging seeing your pictures, I'm so excited about finally fixing it. Oh yeah, I'm 27 this year - gonna be the coolest 27 year old ever with my braces! I was supose to have this done as a kid but my parents pulled me out last minute. But yeah my teeth/jaws are pretty similar to yours so will be great to follow your journey. I don't have a blog, but let me know if you wanna be facebook buddies x

    1. Yeah of course! you can add me here:

      Sounds like we are pretty similar yeah! Well done for taking the plunge :) it goes sooooo fast, I honestly can't believe it's been over a year now.

      27 with braces will be awesome! Haha I was worried about it as well, but your friends soon get used to them. And new people always think you're younger than you really are! :P

      If you hit me up on fb we can chat some more, would love to follow you on your journey as well :)