Thurs I went in to get the spacers out, second molar bands on, as well as a band for my lower left bicuspid that didn't have enough tooth surface to sport a bracket without my top tooth coming down and chomping on it. Getting the bands in are not fun. I didn't like that the first time around, either. Getting the wire swapped out was pretty quick. My ortho must have a death wish for me though, because he just stepped me up to the next wire for my bottom teeth, and skipped a level for the top. Even as they were putting it in I could feel the pressure, and they could barely get my gates closed. I walked out of there thinking I was so screwed on my top teeth, but honestly, it has not been that bad. Definitely not as bad as when I first got everything on, but still bad enough to where I am on liquid and very soft foods as of today. I'll be completely honest..... I am kind of liking this forced diet. I feel pretty good, less bloated, and hungry but not starving. I don't think I'm malnourished at all. I do a pretty good job of keeping up with my vitamins, getting lots of water, and I make really awesome healthy green smoothies in my blender often. And lots of home made soup for the win! Anywho, I do hope to be eating normally when I leave to go back to FL the first few weeks of July. My vacations, especially if back to a place where I used to live, revolve around hitting all of my favorite joints and having food that I can't get where I live now.
I'll update with some pics when I take some later, but my teeth have already shifted so much! I really can not believe how straight my bottom teeth are! No wonder they have been hurting so bad! Excited to see where things move next, but at the same time I don't want things to move because my bite is off and that is getting on my nerves a little. Especially on my right side, which is essentially an open bite now over there, I think. Oh well, that's the cost of doing business with all of this. I hear that your bite can get way bad before it gets better with the surgery, so I'm not looking forward to that part of this at all!