Thanks! Basically they're trying to get the right side to move backward because all of my teeth are off by a pretty large amount on that side, so it's fairly similar to what you were describing actually, and then I think they just need everything to move backward to make more room in general to work with.jem wrote:Thanks Ashleyy. I eventually only had braces on my top front teeth, but when I was considering more comprehensive treatment I was told I might need a distal jet, so I was curious to see what one looked like. Its purpose would have been to push back a second molar which was sitting directly on top of the corresponding molar on my bottom arch rather than partly behind it and thereby causing excessive wear. Which tooth/teeth is your distal jet aimed at moving?
Your teeth are levelling out nicely now and I presume the next stage will be to reduce your overjet.
Good luck with your remaining treatment.
Thanks, and oh my god so like eating was the most annoying and impossible thing at first. I remember I actually called them back like the first week and was like uhhhhhh so like how do I actually eat? …and they were basically like, you're just going to have to figure it out. At first I just had to kind of stick to soft foods, and then I learned that I could actually mash food into my teeth with my tounge, kinda like using them as the other tooth? I got pretty good at it haha, but in the four months or so that I've had braces it's gotten a lot better as things started moving. I'm to the point now where even though they're still not actually touching I've got eating down to a science and I can pretty much eat most things fairly easily thank GOD lol.NeilH wrote:Hi, thanks for the update. I must say, you have gone for some great colour choices, they must be nicest combinations I have seen for a while. Wow, how on earth do you manage to eat with that appliance preventing your teeth from meeting? I think everyone with tiny molar build ups should take note. I enjoy reading about your progress and sorry I haven't been more active on this forum recently.
Oh yeah and the colors, I'm a pretty colorful person in general so I'm always excited about something new with color ^_^ I think next time I might do black and orange for halloween probably, and then maybe after that I was thinking purple and green?