Sunday, 28 June 2009

Week 202 - Adjustment 24

It's been a long time since I've been to see my ortho for an appointment, mostly due to me not keeping an appointment while my hubby was in hospital, and after he died ... well my teeth just didn't seem to warrant interest. But ... finally I'm back and realise that my darling man needs me to stay on track, so I'm back to doing things that need to be done!

My ortho was so caring and sweet about my absence, but he still stressed my need to keep on track now, as my time in treatment is getting long ... and don't I know that!

He's concerned that my open bite hasn't shown much improvement and he wonders if this may not be able to be corrected without surgery. He doesn't recommend I have the surgery, so it's about getting my bite to a place where it's as good as it can be.

He changed my elastics to these tiny little 1/8" things ... gray wolf ... they are so tiny and hard to put on. I'm to wear them all day, one on each side in a triangle
  1. Left side - a triangle, from upper canine to lower canine and lower premolar
  2. Right side - a triangle from upper first molar to lower canine and lower premolar

My next appointment is in six weeks and here's to my bite being less open and the gap over my impacted canine closed!


stephanie said...

Good to see you blogging, Karen - we've missed you! Hopefully you show some improvement on the open bite. Thinking of you!

nabukay said...

welcome back Kaz! glad to hear you are getting back on track. you are definately in our thoughts and we totally missed you to bits!

Anya said...

I just stumbled across your blog reading about jaw surgery. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Getting on with your life must be very difficult. Just remember: the ones we love, never really leaves us. I think they are with us in our hearts.

Good luck with your teeth.


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