Survived yet another ortho visit!
Woke up this morning with anxiety because of this appointment but luckily I had very much to do at work and looking at peoples teeth all day made little time to think on my own appointment.
So what did we do with my braces today? Nothing
I was in there for an hour and we did absolutely nothing with my braces, which I’m glad for. No new power chain or new arch wire!
We did have a chat about my dental fear and he tried to teach me a bit about orthodontic. He explained that if I wanted to I could spend a little time on his clinic watching what he does and get used to everything but it tends to be very hectic. He can see 4-5 patients in one hour, he won’t have the time to explain everything he does to me but I was welcome if I wanted. Thanked him for the offer but I don’t think I can do that yet, maybe later in my treatment.
He asked if I wanted to see if my teeth have moved and if the arch wire was still active, he did not need to see it if I did not want to. We could just have a chat today if I did not feel like “opening my mouth”.
When I got into the chair he found a mirror and started to explain everything as always. He found my impressions to let me see how my teeth looked like before braces and today, and wow! The canine has change! It was fun to see that. The arch wire was still active so he did not do anything about that one. It would be more comfortable if the first arch wire has done much of its work before putting on a .014.
Got to see all the arch wires he tend to use and could compare them with the one I have now.
What we are going to do next time, in three weeks? No new arch wire and no new power chain, yay! He just wanted to see if he could activate the tooth beside my canine that is not attached to the wire. We are taking everything slow and easy.
I still have doubt if I can do this or not, hmmm. Don't like the tought of a new arch wire.