Tuesday, 12 February 2008

New wires

So the appointment on Friday was a bit frustrating.. I asked my ortho how she thought I was doing with progress, and it was a bit so-so about whether I'd be ready for summer.. So I will probably book my holiday in early September. But the good news is, she reckons if we're looking at holiday timing, then maybe around Christmas - which is earlier than I was expecting after my initial consultation. I can't imagine what state my teeth will be in by then.. :S And it won't be ideal as there will be exams just after... But hey it's a distant light at the end of the tunnel.

I've had so much trouble with the alignment of my molars though, Friday ended up being quite painful. I don't know how everyone else's wire changes go, but my appointments never stick to half hour, something always goes wrong. The top wire got stuck, and my poor ortho struggled to get it out and was yanking so hard on my molars, she had to cut it eventually and thread it out through the back. One of my bands was a bit loose, so she re-glued that, and then attempted to put same calibre wire in.

Which got stuck going in.

So she tried pulling it out, but it got stuck again so had to be cut.

Tried a slightly lower wire..

.. Which got stuck.

On trying to pull that one out, the bracket gets knocked off, so needed that re-glued.

Needless to say, it hurt a lot and think all the frustration got to me and had a bit of a cry, though at least it was under the guise of being in pain! My ortho is such a star though, I don't know how she puts up with me, there's so much history of sadness and she gets the full brunt of it. Think it's just that awkward halfway stage, where have had them long enough to get fed up, but still a long way to go..

So have now ended up with pathetic wire on top, that won't do much until she tries to put a bigger one in in a few weeks (if it doesn't work may need all my bands changed.. :S) but it means having a strong steel one on the bottom the discrepancy is gonna get bigger between my bite. Still, fingers crossed for the next appointment.


Michelle said...

Owwwww! I'm so sorry you had such a disappointing visit. Those are the worst. I hear what you mean about the dim light at the end of a very long tunnel, I'm right there with you. We'll get there, together!
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Michelle said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing?