TMJJill wrote:I feel for you on the elastic configuration. I wore the doubled-up configuration like that for almost a year. Only, mine was in a VV or W instead of the M. The elastics were fairly heavy and there was a ton of pressure or 'pull' with this one. I was actually trying to erupt some lower molars. I guess it depends on the purpose of the configuration. My favorite time in the braces for those elastics was when I had a cast on one hand and I had to put those elastics on with my non-dominate hand. Lots of snapping on the inside of my mouth before having to put up with he pressure.
If you're really concerned as you see your teeth move, maybe you can get an earlier consult with your Ortho. I had to do that once. I had a 'supertooth' as the dentist labeled it. It moved quicker and further than my other teeth had. Literally, moving in a couple days what it usually took a couple months to move. They got me in right away and changed things up for me.
Your teeth are looking good though. Is your bite coming into place like you want it to?
Thanks, yeah they are trying to erupt the upper right bicuspids and canine with me.
The first few times trying to put the elastics in I got snapped a lot lol, can only imagine trying to do that with a cast, (how did you break your arm/wrist?).
I emailed the office and they said I could book an appointment at anytime, I have 19 days until my next one so I figure maybe I'll just wait it out---seen them so much lately and can't stand to go anymore!
The bite has got a lot better over the last year, but in the last 3 or so months nothing much has happened as one maybe can expect when they come near to the end of treatment. My bite still feels really off though and every time I mention it to the ortho he says the same thing and nothing changes ("oh yeah we'll get that next time"), only the fronts touch, and the back teeth feel like they are warped outwards and upwards.
Thanks for the reply! Hopefully all these loose ends that are really bugging me get cleared up soon. Feel like such a whiner lately as the frustration builds. #firstworldproblems