I saw my orthodontist yesterday and he is really pleased with the gaps his spring has opened up in my teeth. He seemed surprised by how much gap there is. So now we have room to move, and he is commencing the dragging the teeth around, pair by pair, eventually getting to the front four (which can all be moved together apparently). Had quite a bit of pain last night but only a little bit today. There is a hard plastic cord between my brackets of my top right back molars, and a spring. The back gap already feels closed when I try to push my fingernail in there. It's amazing how quickly these things can work, even on an old hen like myself! (Well 37 is pretty old compared to the teenagers going in and out of his rooms.)
No word from him on how long it will take but he will see me monthly.
Also no word from him on the more important question: whether the gaps have given him enough room to fully take my top teeth back to centre. But he really did
I didn't ask these things... whatever will be will be now. I'll just wait and see.
I'm longing to get these foul witchy things off my teeth though.
I thanked him for keeping on going with me even though this is going on so much longer than either of us expected. He said he just wanted me to be happy.
By the way, for anyone who is wondering why I've disappeared from the yahoo orthognathic surgery support site, it's because the darn thing won't let me post anymore. Something to do with email addresses not being right... I don't know what has happened but I doubt I'll bother doing anything about it.