Hi friends! Posted another video update on YouTube (see below).
Cliff notes: Things are still going smoothly, although I do have a couple concerns that I plan to raise with my dentist at my next appointment.
First, I’m worried that I’ve lost some of my forward growth during the braces phase, but I’m hoping it’s just a matter of tooth tipping (which can be corrected) and not true growth loss.
Second, I need to confirm his plans to fix my occlusion. At my last appointment, they put spacers between my bottom molars to “encourage the teeth to erupt until the bite is closed.” But that seems like a strange thing to do when I still have bite pads on the left. Why would you use spacers to prompt teeth to settle into an uneven bite? Wouldn’t it make sense to remove the bite pads, THEN use spacers??
Not a huge deal either way (they can always put in spacers again), but it definitely triggered my paranoia/trust issues. I’ll keep you guys posted!