I HAVE A BRACE DATE! March 2nd. I’m so happy!
I had an appointment today and my bite is now measuring 8.8 mm. Started at 12.5, last appointment was 9.8, today 8.8. Seven weeks from now (next appointment) the number should be smaller still.
At first I’ll wear the braces with the expander, bite plate, etc. then at the NEXT appointment the expander and everything will come out. That will be a wonderful day.
I’ve decided to switch to ceramic brackets on top. It’s not going to cost that much extra and I think I’ll feel more comfortable with clear.
Anyway, do you have 4 TAD's? Did it hurt getting them put in, and did they put you to sleep or give you pain medication? Just curious....
Good to hear from you! Have you gotten your TADs yet? Sorry it’s taken me a while to reply, I haven’t been on in a while!
I only have 2 TADs, and having them put in wasn’t bad at all! They didn’t have to put me to sleep – all my ortho did was rub on a topical anesthetic and give an air blast of Lidocaine at the spot of insertion. Then he just screwed in the TADs, and I didn’t feel a thing! I was very nervous, especially when he made the comment “it’s just like putting a screw into drywall!”
However, my worrying really was for nothing! There was no pain, only a bit of pressure.