Ortho Appointment

I had an ortho appointment today, and Dr. Sletten brought up his conversation with Dr. M about me wanting my molars to touch. I think they are both a little bit confused as to WHY I want them to touch, and I am getting to the point where I am kind of wondering the same thing myself. I don't need them to chew or to talk, so what do I need them to touch for? I am kind of worried that if they do end up touching, because they are the strongest teeth, they may work hard to fit perfectly and end up messing up my bite. ANYWAY, Dr. S bent my wire in a few places on both the top and the bottom in hopes of bringing those teeth closer together. He also put a small bend near my front left tooth, because this tooth is the tiniest bit in front of the front right one, and it bugs me, although I am almost positive nobody would ever notice. I have triangle configurations again, the same way I had them two configurations ago. Dr. S also hooked up bands from the top and bottom last molars on each side, trying to help bring the teeth together more. Boy, do my molars ache! I asked Dr. S when he thought my braces could come off, and he answered in a way that made me think the only reason they're staying on right now is because I want my molars to touch. I made an appointment for 3.5 weeks out, and if they are making progress, he said we'd work on it another 3 weeks, but if they aren't making progress, it was my call. He said there is no medical reason that I need the furthest molars to touch. I am thinking that I will wait the 6 weeks out, and then get them off. Of course I want them to be perfect, but according to Dr. S and Dr. M, they ARE perfect now, and making my desire to make them entirely perfect could mess up my bite in the long run?

I am right in the middle of moving back into my sorority house, getting back to work, finishing up a class AND getting ready for my big sister's wedding this Saturday! SO, I am so busy, I really don't have time to do a video or post new pictures until after the wedding madness passes. I am sorry it has been so long since I have posted a picture, but I promise I will as soon as I get a minute to breath! :)


  • Brent | August 31, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Hi Dani!
    Good to hear that you are going another 3.5 weeks to look at progress! One of my main reasons I had this surgery done was because I mostly bit on my last molars and you are right, they are very strong and will whack the heck out of your bite... Right now, my teeth on the right side don't touch at all...UG...but I have been told this can be corrected with orthodontics...
    Looking forward to your next video post!!
    Cheers to you!

  • jaw Breaker | September 2, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    I have the same issue. Those way back molars don't touch. My Ortho said that over time they naturally drop down a bit. I am also in a triangle situation with the bands and yes they hurt!! This all has an end right?? Keep hanging in there!!

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