Refinement 5. Been a while!
by, 09-15-2013 at 10:28 PM (817 Views)
I've skipped posting for quite a while, so just thought I'd throw up a quick update. I'm now on 5/13 of my refinements. Things are slow and steady. I guess if I'd have kept up my original habit of taking pictures, I might see some more things going on. I can definitely feel the changes though, and am starting to see things moving into their 'refined' alignment.
Most of the movement so far has been continued widening at the back, and some modest outward tipping of premolars, so it's really not anything visible. And it's left me with a dull headache for the last 6 weeks, presumably because of the constant outward pressure.
My silly canine is ever so gradually starting to rotate into it's final position, and my lower inscisors, that were just about done, are gradually moving as well. I'm sure they could move quicker for the amount of movement they have left to finish, but I suspect that when they plan these things, movements that don't conflict with other planned movements are spread out along the whole series of aligners rather than as fast as possible.
I also had a routine hygiene visit when I picked up trays 4-5-6, but there's nothing to report there. No cavities, no stains, no soft spots, and way less tartar than the average patient. Score!