NEW Appt: Powerchains-and the huge G A P created to shift my Midline! Pics! Month #12
by, 07-27-2012 at 06:55 AM (443 Views)
My newest Ortho appointment was yesterday morning and it was a pretty quick one. He took a look at my bite and informed me that my lower jaw has finally come forward to as far as it's going to go (I think that's a YAY lol). He also did a quick check to make sure all lower gaps were closed and said that we were DONE with lower powerchains for good! He removed the small silver one he had placed last month on half of my lowers and we got to work on my midline. Since my lower center gap had closed, it really put my midline off-center last month. This month we're focusing on that. He attached a new powerchain on top from my premolar to my central front incisor. This is going to pull those teeth to my right to match up with my lower midline. Sounded great, right? I nodded and he said that was it! We were done for today. Next appointment... 2 weeks!! August 8th!! They're getting closer and closer and I can feel it!! He said this will make a larger gap between my front upper incisors so I will then need a powerchain across the whole uppers to bring them together once that happens. Makes sense to me :)
So I went home.. and about an hour later went to take a shower. I looked in the mirror.
What. Is. THAT?!
The spacing between my front 2 teeth was CRAZY! That was WAY more than just a 'larger gap'. I just stood there in shock.
Just last week my teeth looked like this: Picture 467.jpg
I'm so glad I only have to sport this new look for another 12 days because this is insane. I had a dinner party with 20+ people attending and I knew that every hour that went by, my gap was getting larger and larger. Didn't smile much throughout the evening so yeah, that sucked. Oh well. These changes are going so fast and I'm just along for the ride! I swear it feels like magic- the day I get an adjustment, something drastic happens and then another few weeks later, more new stuff! Anyway, that's it. Will update in 2 wks when I return!!
BTW- I can slide a toothpick almost in the space now. That's how large it is. joy.
UPDATE: 24 hours later... it's still getting larger. I think I can hear it whistle when I talk LOL Picture 488.jpg