Finally ... the metal is mostly gone!
by, 07-12-2011 at 07:17 AM (1681 Views)
After 5 years, 11 months and 2 days ... they're off!
At the end of work today it was my turn and I was really nervous. I was experiencing irrational thoughts, like maybe my teeth would fall out, that there'd be nasty stains ... but it was easy and great!
First one of my assistants bonded gold wires on the back of my upper six teeth and lower eight teeth. Next a quick turn with the pliers and out came the upper and lower brackets all attached to the archwire with powerchains and ligs still attached. I felt a little pressure on one tooth ... but apart from that it was fast and simple!
My teeth felt HUGE and smooth ... even though some bonding still needed removing. I wasn't looking forward to this, as I have a couple of sensitive areas, but my assistant was excellent and I asked her to use the 'old school' grinder to remove the bonding on those sensitive teeth ... the result ... no discomfort.
My tongue couldn't stop licking the front of my teeth ... they felt (and still feel) amazing!
Upper and lower moulds were then taken. These will be sent to he lab tomorrow and I should get my clear retainers on Friday or Monday. This is the bit I'm not looking forward to!
Next a stream of people in and out making appropriate 'happy' noises ... exciting ... I asked for a mirror ... and WOW! My teeth not only feel HUGE, they look HUGE ... and WOW ... they're all one colour and there's no sign that I ever had braces ... WOW ... totally blown away!