So, as you heard, Friday I was at the ortho. It went down pretty much as expected. I left with more metal in my mouth and no word on when they would ever be removed.
The doc's concerned because I kind of have the opposite problem I went in with. Now, all my front teeth touch beautifully but...not many of the back -- lovely.
So, the good news rolled on - now, I'm wearing four rubber bands. You can't see the two in the waaaaay back in this picture. But the two triangles in the front are definitely...there. And...strong as all hell.
In other good news, as the dental assistant put it, "The Mother of All Wires" was put in my mouth. Like -- there are no more after this...this is as heavy as it gets. The assistant also told me she didn't want to lie...this sucker is gonna hurt. And she was correct. My teeth haven't been numb like this since I first got the braces.
This was taken last night at the UCB Midnight Show. Please take note of the amount of grey in my mouth, compared to whitish-yellow. Any see any teeth? Not anymore, riiight?
Tonight I'm packing up the dental gear and getting ready to fly home tomorrow night.
Oh wait -- question....does anyone have a dental brand of tiny brushes they like to use in between their wires? The GUM ones I have suck -- I can't seem to find any strong ones. And yes, I did get seriously flak for hygiene at the appointment. So...yet again...I'm stepping up my game (errr...trying to).