And in other changes.... I am officially open 3 fingers!!!
And then.... then this happened:
Speaking of my bite, I decided to snap a few pics of my bite since I am updating this post with some pictures. Of course I chose to take these after eating curry, but oh well. Don't judge. My teeth are still coming together nicely. Actually had to email my ortho and ask what I knew was going to probably end up being a dumb question, but I did it anyway and figured worst case they get a chuckle out of it. My bottom front teeth are hitting the back of my upper front teeth when I bite. Since I've never had my front teeth touch in any way before, I wasn't sure if this was good or bad, so I had to ask. Turns out it sounds like it's not an issue and the treatment coordinator who responded to my question did in fact think it was cute that I had to ask and got a chuckle out of it. A few notes-- my teeth are not perfect. My front teeth have some work left on them. They're all kind of tipped (not proclinated or retroclined, but actually tipped in the direction like if you were waving with your hand) and need to be righted. The loose tooth 7 needs to be extruded some more (you can tell it's shorter than the rest of the teeth), my ortho is still fine tuning my gum line, and my midline appears quite a ways off, but it's actually not that far off-- it's my nose that is crooked! I've also got a tooth size discrepancy thanks to my first ortho bonding my two front teeth in the wrong shapes (one is bigger than the other), so that is throwing it off too. So, hopefully that looks better after I get my deviated septum fixed and restoration done, but as it is now, I don't really care about it much in terms of the way it looks. As long as my bite feels good and is functional, then I am good!
Anywho. This was supposed to be a quick update, but those of you who know me or know me through this blog... you know my posts are never quick ;) I see my orthodontist in a week and Dr. Karas in two weeks. Crossing my fingers I can get out of rubber band jail a little finally! I think that is what is making my right side all pissed off-- or at least helping that along in that direction on top of the normal aches/pains of healing. We'll see!