Long time, no update! That's really because there hasn't been much going on with my teeth lately, that is until my latest appointment! So let's see, two appointments ago, My orthodontist finally got the last wire into my upper brackets. It's a very large rectangular wire that is the biggest size that will fit into the brackets I have. My orthodontist hasn't been moving any of my teeth, mostly keeping them where they are and just trying to expand my upper arch as much as possible. If I needed any more expansion I would've had to have a SARPE (surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion), but luckily (probably because I had palatal expanders as a kid) my arch was just wide enough and they decided to make-up for the last few millimeters just by moving the teeth within the bone and not the bone itself. Anyways, when we got that last wire in I could feel when I flossed that most of my contacts of my upper teeth opened up probably because the teeth were moving that last little bit outwards. yay!
Fast forward to my last appointment, we had two appointments in one day, the first one to take the wires off and make some alginate impressions and the second one to put the wires back on after looking at the models. I was so happy to have the wire off for a few hours! I think I flossed 3 times, flossing is so much easier without those wires on! Also, my friend was able to give me a cleaning during the time off, let me tell you it is so much easier to clean someones teeth who has braces once their wire is off. Anyways, I returned to the ortho clinic with the cleanest teeth of anyone with braces and my models were good! They basically told me that as far as they were concerned I am ready for surgery :D. I'm going to drop by my surgeon's office tomorrow (its so convenient to have my dentist, orthodontist, surgeon, and the clinic I work in all in the same building) to see if they need to see me before they have the pre-op appointment. I also need to see if there are any updates about my insurance pre-approval coming in, and if my surgery date is still in the book. Technically, when we originally picked the date for surgery last year the 2012 book didn't physically exist yet, so it was pencilled in at the end of 2011 lol. So, unless their office majorly dropped the ball on that one, I should be scheduled for surgery in exactly 2 months!
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