7th adjustment on 21 May 2008.
This adjustment went smooth. My ortho measured the distance in gaps of tooth extraction sites. Apparantly gaps are closing but it goes sooooooooooooooo slow. A real downer to be honest. I do not see anything but then I see my teeth every day and woudn't notice!?
Elastics were replaced by coil springs between 2nd premolars and canines in upper and lower jaw. The coil springs I don't have to change which is a good thing
Highlight of this adjustment was that my midline is almost aligned
Won't be long before that's fixed!
I was suspecting a cavity in upper jaw right side where the molarband is due to a slight soreness/pain when a floss in the area. My ortho took x-rays and there are no problems with cavities. I'm praying that I will not have any cavities during the treatment as it may prolong treatment time. I'm insanely thorough with my dental hygiene by brushing after every meal, flossing daily, using a small toothbrush for interdental cleaning and avoiding sweets (to the extent it's possible. hehe
Some people may get the idea that I'm negative about being braced when reading my posts. I realize that I tend to focus on the metal in my mouth and don't see what's happening beneath the metal. My bad
The aesthetics of my teeth have improved. One only has to take a quick look at my bottoms. So I just want to say thanks for all the encouraging comments and supportive remarks so far when I vent my frustrations on the forum
Here are pics:
Next appointment is scheduled on 25 June 2008. My ortho might remove the TPA as it apparantly is not needed anymore. Yes... getting closer to the finishing line!!
I will keep you posted. See ya on the forum
metal braces on: 4 Oct 2007
Tx for: crowding
debonded on: 24 Jun 2009
total treatment time: 629 days
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