Four Years

In January 2005 my mom took me to see an orthodontist. I had a large gaps in my front teeth with a severe overbite. We were going to see how much it would cost to correct these. The orthodontist told me that they could fix the spacing in my teeth but only some of the overbite.

I would need extensive facial reconstructive surgery or I would have to wear a retainer for the rest of my life. My bottom jaw was undersized, creating the overbite and gaps in my teeth. My bite created wear on my teeth and gums. I could also dislocate my jaw by opening it too wide. However my parents didn’t have the money for pay for the surgery so we decided I would forgo braces.

May, 2009 I began treatment. Four years later my braces came off. Pictures and full story to come.

Part 2

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