10th adjustment on 05 Sep 2008.
Well...time to remove the dust in here and bring an update regarding my progress. My last update was back in May
Treatment is going OK. Gaps are cosing and teeth are slowly moving to their proper places. Unlike the initial months into treatment with lots of movement this gap closing business is quite a challenge. Movement is so slow that you hardly notice it. I stopped taking monthly pictures in order not to be disappointed with movement results. However, teeth are moving. My ortho has on several occasions said that he doesn't want to accelerate things unnecessarily in order to be on the safe side.
Gaps on the bottoms are almost closed. On the uppers there is still some work to be done.
To close the gaps I'm still using the coils but with a stronger pulling force than in May. At night I'm using elastics from my #3's in the upper jaw to my #7's in the lower jaw. Biggest change is that I got rid of the TPA. Yes Baby!!!!
I noticed that I had to re-calibrate my tongue after removal of the TPA. At work I had some difficulties with saying "Step throat " to a customer on the phone which was kind of funny.
Treatment with fixed braces is supposed to be finished around New year. Then it's retainer time. Damn... I'm looking forward to that...
In the meantime trying to stay positive and busy with other things than checking out my teeth in the mirror
Here's some visual:
Look- no TPA!!
Ok friends..... I'll be back in October which will be my one-year anniversary in braces