Hey, Flaka, nice to hear from you! I wouldn't say that my elastics look wonderful, perhaps we could find a more appropriate word, haha!
I've been wearing elastics since mid-april in different configurations and now I am sort of tired of them! My cross-bite improved a lot and now my molar seems to be already in place - I keep wearing the cross-elastic at night and sometimes also during the day but it's mostly done.
My midline is a different story - it does not seem to be moving. I've wore the elastics almost religiously but they do not seem to be working -the current configuration is there since june and we are almost october and my midline is still way off... I can't really tell if it has improved or not, but it is definitely still off.
My original estimate for removal was december 09, but I see still a lot of issues and probably it will take longer - midline, deepbite, levelling, one incisor higher than the other... I kind of disappointed at this point, especially because I'm very tired of the elastics and I don't see that they are worth the effort...
On the other side Laney, yes, my arches have widened and my teeth are all aligned now, which is great. Thanks for the encouragement!
So haywire, be prepared for a long trip - from my experience I can tell that alignement happens really quickly but bite correction is way slower. Sorry if I'm not more positive today!
I post new pics, but the look almost the same as the old ones!
braced 07/02/08, braces off january 2010
sentence: 18 months, upper and lower damons + elastics
My story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=28298