March 16, 2012: Umpteenth adjustment (lost track... over these things already...)
by, 03-16-2012 at 01:56 PM (592 Views)
I know itís been a while since Iíve updated here. Thatís simply because there was absolutely NOTHING to update. Aside from my upper central incisors coming together, thereís been pretty much no change anywhere else. I still have two lovely gaps from the IPR he did last month. Thatís kind of sad for me, considering that Iím only supposed to have 24 days left until debracing. UhÖ NOT GONNA HAPPEN, PEOPLE! Not even close. I donít see a debracing before June, at the very earliest. :( Itís a bit disheartening to see my teeth look so bad, so close to my supposed debrace date.
I think I got a couple more bends in my wire (though I canít for the life of me find them), and a new elastics configuration: BOXES! The same Rhinocerous elastics I used for the zigzag configuration are now being used to box-in all of my teeth that have hooks on them (so, that would be all 8 on the right and all 7 on the left). They feel fine (nowhere near as painful or uncomfortable as the zigzag) but I know theyíre gonna tear the hell outta the inside of my mouth at some point. And they make my lips look all weird when I smile.
(See my gap?!)
(Puffy lower lipÖ yuck!)