cori's adventures of oral fun

my fun times (hopefully lasting less than 2 years) of the orthodontic and surgical correction of my open bite, crossbite and slight overjet. sickos! what did you think it was about???

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

can I be an orthodontist too??? (53 weeks/12 months)

5 days later and my space is slightly bigger, but barely. It seemed to move the tiniest amount that first day, and then nothing. Ugh… So I call the ortho, again. Dr. Hobday would like to see me, he can see me at 4:30 TODAY. I tell the person on the phone, well… I’m at work, it’s 2:30 pm and I take the bus. There is no way I could make it today, at all. Of course, it’s dr. hobday’s last day at work for some time, he’s going on vacation. Ugh. I can come in and see any ortho though, he has made notes in my chart. Gah! So I chat with the lady and tell her that dr. other ortho had a hard time deciding whether to put the chain over my gap or not and finally decided to do it, can I just cut the chain and watch it? She says yes, but then talks to a dr. to check. They say go for it. YEA! I clip it.

Friday, May 13, 2005

be careful what you wish for i guess... (52 weeks/12 months and ONE DAY!)

So… now my space is almost closed. Gah! I called and of course they wanted me to come in. fine. You can come in on Friday. Great. But then I get in on Friday and dr. hobday isn’t even there! I have some other ortho. Meh. I sit down in the chair and the assistant says, 'so what is the problem?' I explain that my space is not big enough.' she looks confused, 'not big enough???' FOR GODS SAKE PEOPLE, DO YOU READ THE CHARTS AT ALL??? Yes, I'm having surgery, my upper jaw will be split into 2 pieces and they need a space between my two front teeth for the incision. That space was too big last time, it is now too small. Good lord. So dr. random ortho (who was quite nice by the way) has the assistant put in this metal piece between my bracket and the spring to make the spring more active. Works for me. He wavers back and forth but then decided to put the power chain over it. Tells me to watch it and call if it is too big or too small…

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

is there a dr. in the house? (51 weeks/12 months/1 YEAR!)

Anyone else want to check me?

I had both a dental cleaning and an ortho appt this morning.

As much as I LOVE dr. wong, I do not really like his hygienists. I had a horrible experience with the one (too bad I don’t know her name…). the one I have been seeing is ok but this cleaning was no fun. Let’s see. Well, when polishing my teeth she decided to go across the front of my lower teeth in one swoop. Goodbye gums. I was worried about recession before, after that one I’ll probably need gum surgery. And then, for some reason she flossed my teeth. I have been to the dentist twice already with braces and they have never tried to floss me. First she was all, ‘do you have any problems flossing?’ I think I pissed her off because I said, ‘no.’ and she was expecting me to whine about my braces. She was in a talkative mood and I just didn’t want to chat, I was annoyed. Anyway, then she tried to kill me. I don’t know what I’ll do next time, but flossing is out!

The torture was finally over and it was off to dr. hobday’s. fun. I brought up the fact that my space on top is HUGE, and I know that we want it greater than 1 MM but it IS greater than 1 MM. so they took out a section of the coil and put a power chain on top. Hopefully that helps. Plus the larger wire on the bottom, from a 19 steel to a 25. ouch, that one was tight. I was surprised.