Another 8 weeks gone, Another ortho appointment rolls round. Today I was looking forward to my appointment as I always do lately, I’m just keen to get on with things and get it all done.
After a little telling off because my wires were pretty bent at the back, whoops, She got to work removing all my wires. Fine, standard stuff so far. She was really pleased with my bottom teeth and how the tiny gaps that were left had all closed up, I had been checking them every day in the mirror until they closed so I was very aware this had happened 😂 the wires she was holding looked different this time, and then she tried fitting them in, owww!! She was pushing and pulling towards my top back teeth and then gave up, asking the assistant for a different wire.
This was strange I thought, We never usually have a problem getting the wires in. The bottom teeth were also tough going to squeeze the wire onto which again I thought strange as I didn’t think they had moved that much.
Then she decided to file the ends of the wires down as I told her the last couple of days I have had sores and cuts in my mouth where the wire rubs at night. The filing itself wasn’t too bad but the water and suction were worse!
Altogether I seemed to be in the chair a long time today and my mouth was pretty sore after where it had been pushed and pulled about so much.
We aren’t closing the big gaps this time but next time we will be able to which I’m really excited about.
Then came the shock, I looked in my pocket mirror as I left the room as I always do and wow these wires are huge!! No one told me the wires get thicker as the treatment goes on! Well thinking about it my wires when I first started were really tiny because they had so many angles to bend round I guess but these are something else! She said the bottom wire is almost the thickest one and the top is nearly there too, I didn’t really understand what she meant until I looked at them, They are almost industrial!!
Ok the top wire is still white but because of how thick it is you can see a tiny bit of the back of the wire which is silver so it’s almost two tone! The bottom one is really really thick. At first I thought she did this on purpose so I couldn’t bend them eating tough food 😂But a quick Google and it seems the wires get thicker with treatment progressing!
Just another part no one tells you about until it happens hey! Just when you start feeling confident with how it all looks they go and switch it up, it’s like they do everything they can to not make you smile right up until you get your braces off then Bam! You hit everyone with this amazing smile, oh my god she does have teeth in there! 😂
So here it is, 1 year and 5 months in and here are my big strong wires for the next 8 weeks!
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