I had my “back-to-Philly” ortho appointment last week. After being out of the country for the entire summer, I was curious to see what had happened.
My third molar rotated almost completely!
My left side is almost a Class I.
It’s so cool to see what’s happened since my last appointment. I can look around my own mouth (cramming and balancing three hand mirrors) but I love coming to my ortho appointments for that reason.
Other cool things I’ve learned from my ortho appointments:
I breathe with my mouth. I had no idea that I am a mouth-breather! I thought that’s what everyone did… until I learned that the way I block off air- when I swallow and such- was pushing my teeth around.
I am sort of tongue-tied. Not enough to require surgery but enough to benefit from it.
Next visit is going to be painful. After looking in at my teeth, our faculty orthodontist said “it’s time”. All of my brackets are going to be repositioned=rebonded and my molars will be engaged too. I’m excited!!! More movement- more pain, yes, but more movement! Need to eat more calcium and help my alveolar bones grow.