Second check-up

I had my second orthodontist appointment yesterday since getting my braces on. My orthodontist is located in my hometown, which is about 30 minutes away from where I attend university. My appointment was at 8 am, so I decided to head back to my parent's house after I got off work Wednesday night so I didn't have to deal with traffic in the morning.

My sister had to work on Friday, so I was SO lucky to be able to spend the morning with my little nephew, whom my mom was taking care of for the day.

Running errands with his Grandma and Auntie :)

When I got to my appointment, my Orthodontist, Dr. S came over to check things out. He decided that once again, we were going to be leaving the top wire on and not changing it out. For some reason, I was a little bummed. I have this idea in my head that if I am not constantly getting things changed, that it means things aren't going to be moving anymore. BUT, Dr. S assured me that things were still rotating with the current wire. He said that once things were lined up, which they are on the top, the bit of movement gets more difficult to notice, but it WAS still happening! So that was okay. I was able to brush and floss my teeth without the wires on, which I love to do! I think that having braces and dealing with flossing will cause me to floss much more post-braces than I did pre-braces, just because it is so quick! My OA changed out my bottom wire, and it got pretty sure last night, but seems to be fine now.

Dr. S wanted me to set up an appointment for 5 weeks later, but my mom reminded me of my trip abroad (HOW could I have forgotten) and that I need to be factoring that in to my scheduling. If I were to make an appointment in 5 weeks, I would have 3 weeks and then leave for Australia, and be gone another 4, and 7 weeks with no adjustment was just too long. So, we decided to plan two appointments, 4 weeks and then another 4 weeks out, so that I am able to get one adjustment right before I leave! Dr. S also told me I am definitely on track for surgery in June! I am almost hoping I can get it done mid-May, right when I finish finals, but we will see.

After my appointment, I decided I didn't want to deal with hurrying back to campus, so I skipped my first class of the day which was at 9:30, and my mom, nephew and I went to one of my favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants for some amazing breakfast. Afterward, I took a HUGE nap in my bed at home, I was too exhausted from waking up at 7:30! Haha. I had to make it back in time for my second class, but I really wish I were able to have spent the whole day at home with my mom :)

OH, and OBAMA is at my University today! I unfortunately didn't make it to see him, I wasn't sure I could handle the rally + speech and miss that much time when I had so much studying to get done, but still, how incredibly exciting is that-- he is standing less than half a mile away from me!

That's all for now :)


  • Brent | October 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Hi Dani!
    I too get bummed when they don't change out my wires every time! After all, what are we paying for?? But, as I have been told...the titanium wires they use now days "hold their original shape longer then the days when I first had braces." Whatever...instant gratification right??!~!

    Have a wonderful week!

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