Hmm, I let my story get to the bottom of page 2.
My braces are definitely "old news" to me now!
I've had 2 adjustments since my last update, and I go in again next week. My ortho has kept me in elastics this whole time...yuck! I'm actually on vacation this week, and last night I...ran out of elastics!
I can't believe I didn't check before I left, but my next appointment is only a few days away, so I think I'll be okay.
Last adjustment he filed down the tops of my molars to make them fit together better. That was pretty gross (to smell/taste) and he seemed to take forever! After that my molars didn't touch at all for a few days, but they soon came together nicely.
My TADs stay connected to my upper archwire with a wire tie that they change out each time. I'm very curious (and nervous) about what my teeth will do with the TADs and elastics are gone. Will my bite open again? Right now it's very closed - and I hope it stays that way.
The bracket door on one of my front teeth broke off and they asked if I wanted the bracket changed, but I didn't really have time that day so they just put a wire tie around it. I personally feel like it is very noticeable, so I hope they will put a new bracket on next time.
Speaking of wire ties...last adjustment they put one around each of my 4 front bottom teeth. Not sure what they're for...but it was quite an ordeal to get the wires tied and cut properly. Those teeth were pretty sore afterwards so I guess the wires had some purpose.