My jaw was too small to accomodate all that teeth, thats why I had to extract 4 teeth. My teeth were very possibly one of the messiest sets I've ever seen and I was really glad it took less than the 3 years my orthodontist initially estimated it for.
Anyway, let me guide you guys through my braces journey with a short (4+ mins video) I recorded. Please pardon my articulation and my spams of "um"s, it's my first time talking to my camera!
My retainers are a little like the invisalign aligners, but that I just have one set which I don't need to change out of, the pain was so much for me today I had to pop a panadol ):. The retainers took 1 week to make, and because teeth are bones, they shifted slighty and thus causing the pain. It wasn't a sharp pain, just a sore feeling but nonetheless something I haven't felt for a long time (ever since at least 1 year ago) so I can't get used to it just yet.
Anyways, here are some picture I took after removing my braces (and have been exploiting these set of pictures to death!!), some of which you may have already seen on my social media platforms.