Operation Braceface: Day 1061

I almost titled this entry “Operation Braceface: Day Who-The-Hell-Cares-Anymore,” because that’s how I feel right now.

My last adjustment involved — as promised — a 2-to-2 chain under the archwire and a 6-to-6 chain in the normal position over the archwire. We’re trying to get that stubborn gap to close.

I asked the assistant about the twisty-ties she installed with my chains, and she explained that it was to keep the incisors from rotating as they change position. She actually explained it quite well, and reminded me that molars don’t generally rotate like that because they have three roots, hence why the 6-to-6 chains didn’t need anchored like that. Makes sense.

The other notable thing about my visit (apart from it being lightning-fast) was that I learned that Dr. M. will no longer be at my preferred location — the company has multiple offices in the area, and two orthodontists to cover all of them. So, when I go back in a few weeks, I’ll see the other orthodontist in the practice. That makes four different orthodontists in about three years of treatment.

When I first started treatment, one of the bright points I would focus on was the promise of healthy, straight teeth by the time I turned 40.

I wish I could say I’m still confident in that time frame.

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