Wow, it's been five months, I can hardley believe it!!!
I had my third adjustment today (don't know what I was thinking when I posted last time they were 9 weeks apart, but whatever), and it went really well. I went in and the ortho came and did the bite, close, bite, close thing and praised my progress so far. Then he told the asst he wanted to change my treatment time estimate to 18 months (from banding date), not 22 as it had been. I said it would fantastic if I could get them off in August, as I have a huge family reunion to go to, and he said he can't promise anything, but he would not be surprised if I went sooner than 18 months
Moving along... I got a new wire on the top and bottom, both heavier and a powerchain on the bottom. I have a small gap on the bottom which developed as teeth shifted, so hopefully it will close up soon. I still have to wear the elastics, same kind (Japan heavy, in triangles). I'm not really in too much pain right now, but I've made sure to take ibuprofen to help ward off any soreness. My next appointment is December 11
I have to say it was really great to see my ortho so excited about my progress. He was strutting around the office talking about how great he is, how great I am, lol, then said he should charge me more since he's doing such a great job! YEAH RIGHT!!!!! He did take a moment to really praise me on my progress, keeping my appointments, and complying with his instructions. It was nice to get the pat on the back, so to speak. Actually, there was someone in the chair next to me who he scolded because she had broken her last two appointments and was complaining about how long she had been braced! That CERTAINLY won't be me!
Anyway, below are some progress pics I took yesterday. My new powerchain is grey to match my brackets (I have self-ligating, didn't want it to look weird) so I didn't bother taking a new pic of it. My arches look about the same this month as last month, so I didn't bother posting those pics. The left is last month, the right is this month. Enjoy
Braced 5/19/06 - Full Metal Mouth!
Went topless 07/27/07!
Totally NAKED 08/30/07!
See my braces story with lots of pics here:
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