Thursday, 25 September 2008

Week 164 - Adjustment 22

My Ortho was happy as the gap over my impacted canine is showing signs of closing. Awesome news!!!

He removed my ligs and archwires and made many bends in both the upper and lower archwires before putting them back in, taking them out, more bends ... repeat, repeat, repeat. He kept checking my bite, which is still open and only meets on the right - second molars. He's trying to get my bite to close as well as working to finishing closing the gap! Finally when he was happy with the bends, he put the archwires back in. He then put powerchains on both arches … the purple ones. My upper arch hasn’t had a powerchain for a long time, and this is the first time it’s gone over the gap of my impacted canine … so here’s to that gap being totally closed very soon.

New Elastic Configerations
I’m to wear elastics on both sides - Size 3/16". Left side is to be a triangle, from upper canine to lower canine and lower premolar. Right side is to be a triangle from upper first molar to lower canine and lower premolar.

It didn’t take long for my teeth to feel the changes … seems to be both upper and lower teeth on my left side, and think it’s due to the bends in the archwires more than the triangular elastic. The discomfort is only mild, but this is the first time I've experienced this in a while. Here's to that gap being gone ... totally gone!!!

3 comments:

cookieyum said...

Hi, I'm Kelley's mom. I read your blog on Kelleys site. I am so sorry to hear about your husbands condition. I have experienced this condition with my mother. Who got cancer of the larynx at 57. She was a heavy smoker which contributed to her condition.
My eldest daughter went to New Zealand in 2003 for a month and loved it. I think she would love to live there someday. Kelley seems to be recovering from her jaw surgery, I think she looks great. Are you going to have surgery?
Mo-Mo

ingrid said...

glad to hear progress on the teeth! hope your husband is doing better than last week.

Mariah said...

That sounds so exciting! :D Finally, that impacted canine gap will close faster! YAY! Another step closer to finally getting them off! :)

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