My 10yr old dd has had her upper braces on for a little over a year, it was 1yr on Jan 2nd. We went in today for a office vist and they changed her brackets today (she picked red and white for Valentine's Day). Well at the end of the visit like all of her visits they have me caome back so they can talk to me about how she's doing and when I need to bring her back in. Today they told me she's ready for her lower braces (we were waiting for a baby tooth to fall out). I tried to see if they could do it today while we were already in the office, but they didn't have an opening. So we are going in tomrrow in the afternoon and she's getting them on. I'm a little frustrated that I have to go back out there again tomrrow. It's about a half an hour drive. But I'm glad she's getting them on, because that means we're one step closer to being done with them! She's supper excited! She's been waitting since the day she got the top ones on for her bottoms.
Not sure how much longer she'll be in braces after tomrrow. Think a year or so. But who knows will find out tomrrow. I know they said that she would need the tops longer then the bottoms and was part of the reason that she would be in tops for about a year before her bottoms. I think they had said the whole thing from start to finish would be 18-24 months so well guess we'll find out.
Anybody eles do braces? How Long did you/your kids have them for? Any steps after the braces come off?