Photos and update - 7 elastics!
by, 04-03-2010 at 02:51 AM (5676 Views)
These things are totally horrid!
I managed to wear them -
- 4 hours on Thursday
- 19 hours (10 hr, 9 hr) on Friday
- 19 hours (9 hr, 10 hr) on Saturday
... I'm not counting Thursday ... as that's when I got them, but Friday was a holiday and Saturday's the 'real' weekend ... so both days are short by 3 hours. I can't work out how I'm going to fit that extra 3 hours in ... plus if I decide to have a life (like go off my property) ... I'm not sure how I'd cope in public with these elastics in, as I can't talk properly, I can't eat and ... whinge, whinge, whinge ...
The frustrating thing is ... I really what my braces off asap ... and this seems like the best way to make this happen. Maybe I need to not work for the next few months ... stay away from friends ... and phones ... and just wear these elastics ... except when I'm eating and cleaning my teeth.
Damn my treatment taking this bend in the road ...
This photo shows my open bite, plus the array of elastics crossing from the right to the left, except for elastic number 7, which starts at my upper left canine, goes down under the hooks of my lower canine and premolar and back to the upper canines hook.
Here's my right side, with the gap over my impacted canine now closed. There's (a stained) chord tying the brackets on my lateral incisor and premolar together to keep this gap closed while the roots of the premolar keep moving in. The first bend in the archwire is to help bring that premolar into the canine postion, to help it come down more and generally behave itself ... unfortunately this bend has been there for nearly five months ... and it's not responding as quickly as we'd like. The second bend is to encourage the second premolar forward and into position ... I hope these teeth, will perform ... along with the rest!