Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Looking good so far!

It has been about 1.5 months since my last visit to the orthodontist and I am still abroad. He told me the elastic power chain would fall off by itself (or I could cut it off myself) between 1 to 1.5 months since it was installed.

The power chain hasn’t fallen but it does not bother me at all, it keeps my teeth in better shape and they are transparent. Well, they have colored a bit (stain) due to the coffee but are mostly transparent.

By now the molar that was out of place in my lower jaw is now perfectly aligned. The new archwire on the lower jaw is still doing its work (I feel movement) and even that same day I was able to pass a flossing thread between the two lower front teeth, something I couldn’t do since nov. 2008! In other words the lower front teeth are rotating and realigning.

I also noticed that the archwire on my lower jaw is now straighter than before! previously it was arhed upward on the six (three on each side) lower frontal teeth. It isn’t totally straightened/leveled but getting there. These teeth also have to lower themselves so that they are not hidden behind my upper front teeth.

And this picture shows a historical animation (made by me) of the progress made on my (over)bite since the beginning on the various follow ups. The first frame (19 nov 2008) is just before the brackets but after the 4 upper front teeth had been “restored” to their initial grace by some aesthetic reconstruction because they were worn out due to the malocclusion.

PS. This silly blogger does not support animated GIFs, the file is transformed to show only the 1st frame. Shame on you blogspot!