by, 12-27-2011 at 08:03 PM (528 Views)
It's been a while since my last post! November was boring, and nothing changed much (just some minor tweaks by my perfectionist ortho), but this month has been more eventful. I had my first December appointment on 12/15, where my ortho decided that one of my bottom teeth needed to be turned slightly. He couldn't get the spring on it the normal way, so we had to MacGyver it a little. We also discovered that another one of my bottom brackets was busted. Of course, the one next to my original busted bracket. (back most brackets on my right side) No biggie. He figured that it was so late into my treatment, that it probably wouldn't matter, so we left them busted.
About a week later, I noticed a change in my bottom bite. I couldn't put my finger on what it was, but closer inspection revealed that one of my bracketless teeth was turning. (UGH) So, after a mini panic attack in my bathroom, I had to go back in and have it checked out.
As I had suspected, I needed to have new brackets put back on the two bracket-less teeth. But he didn't have any more ceramic brackets, so I had to settle for metal (I believe my exact words were "at this point, I don't care") Getting the ligature on that last tooth (the one that had turned a bit) was torture. My entire bottom row of teeth was sore for a few days ... but it was worth it, because that little guy is now back in place!
My next appointment is in mid January, and hopefully I get the thumbs up to make my debanding appointment then ... unless my ortho finds something else that he wants to tweak!
You can see my two metal brackets on the left side, and my ghetto rigged torquing spring on the right