Anyway... all checks out well. Got my wires snipped flush again, and an even shorter power chain on this time. I went from a regular one to a short one, whatever that is. And boy, I could feel the difference with this one going on. Felt more like what I was used to at my old orthodontist. And my teeth are definitely a little more sore now too, but still within a very tolerable range and nothing like the pains of the other ortho. I am scheduled to have the upper braces put on now. June 8th, so my upper retainers days are now numbered. It will be nice not dealing with the retainer anymore, but it's going to suck being back in full braces again. I've definitely enjoyed the last 6 months of pictures without the braces on. Oh well, this just means we're getting closer. I took that opportunity to mention to my ortho that the surgeon wanted to see me around our halfway mark, and he said we're not quite there yet so hang tight. ::sigh:: I was really hoping we were around that mark, especially if the upper braces are already going on.
So, on a totally different topic, I am about to leave to go for my first post op diving trip in Mexico. I really hope that 1.) I am not terribly sore from the adjustment today. I have a feeling I'll be fine by the weekend. 2.) I hope my jaw is comfy and OK. I think I can hack it here too. 3.) I hope my front teeth don't get all goofy on me. That loose #7 is so uncomfortable to bite in to anything or unexpectedly catch something. This is what I am worried about the most. Might as well give this a go. If I can't dive, then margaritas and lots of sun tanning will be in store for me. I could use the down time. Life and work has been kind of hectic lately. Especially work. That is a whole other separate tangent in itself, but I've been kind of stressed out there for multiple reasons.
Here are a few pictures of my bite to compare where I was when I first got with my ortho to where I am now with the teeth shifting and making things worse. This is going to be a LONG 6 months with this ungodly honking overbite!!