of "Mikatrex" from Canada
The reason I am
now in braces is to get my teeth into an alignment that will
allow me to eat properly and allow me keep my teeth clean
properly. My teeth were crowded and also tipped in. This made
it impossible to properly chew some foods and due to very
crowded lower front teeth - on was in behind the others and
sideways-- I could not floss properly.
I currently have
full braces which will be on for about another 15 months, its
been about 9 months so far (two years total). The uppers were
put on three and a half months prior to the lowers to align my
upper arch and bring the teeth out to the point that they
would not knock the brackets off the bottom. Once the lowers
were put on, at the same time as the installation of brackets
and the arch wire, I had a coil spring put in between the
teeth either side of the one that had been shoved in behind
over the years.
Finally after 4
months of this (two different arch wires and springs) there
was enough room to tie the errant tooth using an elastic like
string to the arch wire and pull it forward. At that
appointment I also started with elastics to start closing up
my bite, so far only on the one side.
Now about 2
months later than that the errant tooth is against the arch
wire, and I expect at my next adjustment (Mon. next week) They
will actually attach the errant tooth directly onto the arch
wire and this stupid spring will be removed. I also expect to
be sporting more elastics at this time.
15 weeks into
6 months of treatment, that one tooth is still very crooked,
2003, that stubborn crooked tooth is finally moving into