thanks for dropping by and for your positive comments- they are much appreciated!
your comment about the elastics is spot on, this is what i thought too- the problem is that i have overcrowding. also i am missing a tooth on my left side (it was taken out when i was 11, i know can you believe!!??) now that my teeth are straight the shifted midline is more noticeable. I had fair warning by my ortho whom when i started, wanted to remove 3 teeth ( (1 top right, 2 bottom each side), which i didnt want to do but I never thought i would end up with a 5 mm shift- 3 mm I'd be ok.
I will ask again in my adjustment this Thursday if i can do IPR, the problem is that it takes some time for the gaps to close - as you know- and right now i'd be finished more or less in 4 months, versus the IPR would require idk ~8 months to close, so I am not 100% sure what to do. I do know I will not get braces a 2nd time around so- i need to think about it carefully.
Wore Top & Bottom traditional metal brackets, wore elastics both sides 24/7
Brace day: Oct 4 2011
/ Sentence: 18 months - DONE in 16 monthsMy story + progress pix