First Check-Up Since Getting Wired
Today was my first check-up with my orthodontist! All is going well and he had nothing but "very good" to say when he poked around my mouth. I've had no serious pain - nothing that would make me run for the meds.
There is already observable slight movement in my teeth, including spaces opening up in back.
My wire was replaced with a heavier gauge one and so far no discomfort other than a mild "sticker" at the far back on the right side which is easy to take care of with carefully placed wax. I just need to remove it when I eat or drink a cup of tea!
In other words, I'm not an oral cripple....yet. My lower braces are yet to be installed.
I also visited my regular dentist for a cleaning after I had the orthodontist's tech remove my wire. Apparently my rituals with the water flosser and my SonicCare toothbrush is working. My hygienist thinks every six months is fine for cleanings.
Also, for your viewing enjoyment.........
MY BEFORE PHOTOS
|My central incisors are slipping out of alignment! They didn't look too horrible when I was a kid.|
|Here's my bite from the side. You can really see the incisor "sliding backwards."|
|This is the view that really freaked me out. Here is why I decided to get things straightened out. My left central incisor looks like it is gone! (Photos are reversed)|
ARE WE POTTENGER'S CATS?
Coming next week