Had my most painful adjustment yesterday.
Some of my brackets were repositioned so that my tooth roots can be rotated. Removing the brackets was awful...She popped off the brackets (pretty ok, not too painful), and then removed the bonding material - man! that was bad. I felt so much pressure on my teeth...and the scraping sound was just awful.
On the up side, coz she took off the brackets, I got to see my naked upper incisors and canines, and they sure looked good!
Can't wait to have them all off!
She put new "regular" (non-SL) brackets on my upper social 6...so now I've got a mixture of Damons and non-SLs.
I must say, even though the non-SL brackets have a flatter profile, they are much rougher than the Damon brackets. I suspect that this may be why I didn't have major ulcers/abrasions throughout my treatment. The Damon brackets allow me to slide my lips and tongue over them (eg to remove food), but I can't do that for the non-SLs, they feel like irregular wires...
I wonder how long more I have to go, I feel so close to the end! I won't ask my orthodontist coz I don't want to put her on the spot, or be given false expectations!
Next adjustment after Christmas so I get to enjoy my food!
My teeth were sentenced on 7th May 2010 to be imprisoned for 2 years.
What they did behind bars: My braces story
Finishing wire on since 4th OctoberDebraced June 2011!!