Would it be thoroughly inappropriate of me to let my ortho know at my next visit (May 18th) that I’d like my braces taken off in July? Long story short (for those who haven’t read my story), at my appointment last week, he told me that he noticed a “tongue thrust” issue, and that’s why he can’t get my two front teeth to move back as he wants them to. He told me I needed to work on this from now until my next appointment, and if it still wasn’t fixed, he’d have to put some sort of device (not a “big metal one”, as he put it, but something else) in there to help things out. (Seeing as my teeth have looked like this for about 30 years, it would’ve been nice for him to tell me about the tongue thrust… oh… about 2 years ago so I could’ve worked on it.) He also put two more hooks on my upper lateral incisors and put me back in zigzag elastics, which are even worse than before because they’re more toward the front of my mouth. I seriously cannot open my mouth to talk.
Honestly, that little bit of overjet/openness that he sees is only visible when I bite down and tilt my head back. In other words, only an orthodontist or dentist would notice it. Other than a couple of small “black triangles”, which I think can be fixed with a double powerchain, I’m perfectly happy with the way they are now. Here are two pics: One from May 2010, 1 week after getting braced (sorry it's so big - having trouble resizing in Photobucket), and one from this morning (dang ligs turning yellow already! LOL!)
My midline and teeth are lined up properly, and my bite feels great. I'm not embarrassed to smile or be seen or photographed from the side anymore. I have a wedding to attend in July, and by that time, it will have been 27 months. I figured if I tell him in May, he’d have 2 months to close up any remaining gaps.
Can he refuse to take them off until HE feels they’re ready to come off?
Thanks for any insight!