I went and saw my orthodontist two days ago. Again he was really pleased with where I'm at. I had to be honest about how well I wore my elastics this time around and I gave myself a 6.5 out of 10 and even that was probably generous. I know it's for my own good but this pattern of 2 in the back on the 2nd to last molars and then 2 triangles on the canines is just a pain to put on every night and they aren't exactly comfortable. Anyhow I'm not sure if I talked about this in my last post but I my second to last molar on my right side seemed to be sticking inward more so than the left so I told him about that and he said I was glad I said something otherwise he would've overlooked it. So he put a bend in the bracket to pull that tooth out. And then he put another bend to pull the first tooth to the right of my front right tooth to pull that out a bit. He said he thought the arc was a little off on my entire bottom left and I guess he is rotating that around or something. That's basically it though he and the assistant both said at this point it's my call, I can take them off whenever. I'm just going to ride it out though. My next appointment is 9/4th and then I already have a following appointment set up for 9/10th to have them removed. It's pretty exciting just to have a date at this point and know that it is so close. I just bought my first house too and I settle on that on 8/20th. I have a lot of painting and flooring to put down so I should be moving in right around the time I get them off. Talk about a life change. No pics this time. In fact next pictures will probably be when I get the braces off. You can't really see any difference from the last ones anyway. I love how all the blogs I was following seem to be concluding right around now with everyone getting their braces off so I'm a little behind but still very excited to be done with all this for good.
12/1/11 was the first day of braces and my last day will be 9/10/13. My surgery was on 3/11th. So braces removal was almost 6 months to the day after surgery and the total time was about 21.5 months.