I had my second last orthodontic adjustment last Thursday (13th November). As I walked in the door my orthodontist Mr Power said “so you’re a youtube star” – he said he and Mr Shorafa had found and watched some of my videos and read a little bit of my blog!!! He said that he asks/recommends that people blog their journeys and was pleased that I had done so. I was also asked if it was OK for me to speak with a pre op patient about my experience, I was honoured to be asked and would love to be able to help anyone going through the anguish of pre op. I will be speaking with this person next week 🙂
My lower wire was changed and although it was uncomfortable I didn’t have the same pain as last time. I appreciate things are still healing but I have noticed an improvement in this. My lower teeth were a little sore for a couple of days but have settled now. Mr Power mentioned that there was a slight relapse and that my right hand side didn’t close as well as the left, I have a new band pattern to wear at night and have already noticed a shift it the midline (these bands are like magic, honestly!) As the patterns were a little different to what I had been wearing Mr Power suggested I take a pictures to copy the front pattern. I will also be wearing the box shape bands on either side of my bite as well as the new band configuration at the front.
I double checked that we were still on track for February de bracing and it looks like we are, we spoke about retainers and it has been decided I will have an upper and lower fixed retainer as well as a set of essex retainers. In all honesty I was insistent on the top fixed retainer as the arch of the upper has been moved a lot from the start of my journey and I’m scared it will narrow again and the front teeth will begin to cross over again.
I have my next and final orthodontic adjustment (that feels sooo weird to write!) on 19th December at 2.15pm, then the final countdown will begin 🙂
Groovy new band pattern below: