I got the new spring in my mouth to pull the teeth over to the side. No big deal. Sore teeth as you can imagine! I'll put in a photo soon. It's hard to see unless I pull my lip to the side.
The crazy bit is that as soon as I got it in my mouth I knew it wouldn't interfere with my jaw exercises. Remember that I delayed having it put in by 6 weeks because I thought that would be the case. I could have had the braces off before Christmas, because it is only meant to be in 3 months. Grrrrr. However he did say it could open up some gaps that would then have to be closed with power chains so I am thinking I could still have more than 3 months to go.
Today I went to a GP to ask for a prescription for the amitryptiline. WELL. I ended up with a registrar and it was AWFUL. She wouldn't prescribe it, didn't believe I have a TMJ problem. I said how come my jaw mobility is so awful. It's the braces, she said. I've noticed braces mean children can't open their mouths properly. I told her that was absolutely WRONG.
I could rant on about her but really have been so wound up it would not be good for me!
I got home and rang my surgeon. He wrote a script straight away.
The $40 I paid the GP would have been better flushed down the toilet.