Braces Update

My daughter and I are working with 3M this year as we track the process with Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. I’ve been amazed at how quickly her teeth have realigned! You can find out more about these particular ceramic braces on the first post here, tips for helping kids adjust to braces here, plus brushing tips here.

Below is a quick update on the progress at the 5 month and 8 month mark. 

5 Months

You can see in the first image, where the tooth is stuck behind; the position of the tooth was causing issues (and potential long term damage) while chewing. Take a look at the 5 month mark in the second image! Amazing! My orthodontist said the technology in the flexible wire makes it effective while still being gentle. 


8 Months

At the 8 month mark, the orthodontist changed to a slightly thicker wire to adjust the gum line where the front teeth sit. Even with the thicker wire, you can see it still blends in with the teeth well, if you’re looking for the aesthetic look.

Clear Ceramic Braces

In fact, in many pictures, you can hardly tell she’s wearing braces at all.


We are still on track to have them removed at about the year mark at this point.

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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