Last Friday was the BIG DAY! I arrived at my orthodontist's office bright and early, at 10:30am, and was seen right away (no time for any freak outs, yay!)
Getting the actual braces off was the shortest part of the process, and took about 10 minutes. He popped each bracket off with a plier-like tool, and wiggled the molar bands off (I thought this was going to be painful, but it wasn't) and just like that, no more braces!
Then we went on to scraping off all the left
After 21 long months, I finally have my removal date!!!
The bracket on one of my front teeth came un-glued last week, and I had to wait a whole week to go in and have it fixed, as my ortho was on vacation. I went in on Friday, and was expecting to be told that it would push my removal back by at least another month.
My jaw almost hit the floor when he said "you know what, lets just make your removal appointment" He said that I've had no movement (even my
It's been a while! Honestly, I've had nothing of interest to post in the last few months. I feel like I'm stuck in a holding pattern.
December - We put an e-link (similar to a powerchain) on top to squish everything together and hold it in place. We also tweaked the bottom wire.
January - We took the e-link off, and also everything else that was causing movement. The plan was to wait a month, and if nothing shifted significantly, we could take the braces off.
I've never been one to smile with teeth. Never ever. My teeth were always crowded, and it just wasn't pretty (lol) so I didn't do it. Now that my teeth have straightened out, it's been/will be a huge adjustment.
While on vacation (to San Francisco!!) in December, we snapped quite a few pictures. I was surprised to catch myself smiling with teeth way more than usual (anything more than zero is more than usual) so I figured I would post and share my smile with you!
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