Doc reiterated again that they feel good shooting for Feb. Actually, after seeing the 2mm expansion, he sounded a little more confident about it but still stressed that in the end it's not 100% guarantee. This isn't my first rodeo. I definitely know how this goes and I am not holding him firm to a date right now, and instead I am very happy to have the estimate at least. He also stressed that he doesn't want to send me in without being 100% perfectly ready, and he doesn't want to rush to get me there either. Everything done slow, steady, as meticulously planned. I am way good with that. I would rather them pay attention to detail and be damn sure that everything is 100% where it's supposed to be for an optimal result before sending me for the big show.
One more measurement I forgot to mention is that they opened up the space a smidge more for my missing #19 molar. I am at 7mm right now which is where they want it for the future implant that will go there after treatment. So, I guess we'll hold that space steady from here on out. One other thing that I asked him about since he was all up in my grill measuring stuff-- just how big is my current overjet. I thought for sure I would be at least double digits. I started with 5mm and the amount of space they've created feels HUGE. Like, so much worse than what I even started with before I got braces and that was 8-9mm. Surprisingly, I am only at 8mm. I looked at him in shock. This feels sssoooo much worse than what I started with originally. I never dropped food out of my mouth like I do now. Wonder if all the other stuff going on now (cant, yaw, lopsided rotation, etc) is really throwing it off and making everything feel that much worse? I dunno. Otherwise, sounds like we're on track with everything. Torque a few teeth, tip those back molars where they need to be, expand another 3mm, and then it's surgery time. Next appointment is in 4 weeks, so I guess we'll have to wait and see where I am then! Comon, TPA-- keep chuggin!!