Date: 2017-12-04 02:11
All was well after Invisalign with my bite. When pursuing orthodontics, he said I was an excellent Invisalign candidate. I needed no vertical movements (except the one lateral, just rotations). The Invisalign results were good, but the front four teeth after two refinements did not have perfect rotations, and the short lateral. The braces were just to perfect things.
When he removed the power chain after two days, he immediately said it was because it was only on the top and not the bottom. I think he was hoping I would adjust and wouldn’t need additional hardware. Initially, I believe I compensated enough, as he thought my bite was fine at braces removal.
The pictures are not of me ‘biting’. I still have contact, but my lower jaw is having to move back to contact the upper teeth (because the power chain pulls thing back). Now, they have to bring things forward.
I had full faith in this office as they treated both of my kids and practically every kid in my town. They are bending over backwards to make me happy at this point. I made sure the ortho knew I was terribly disappointed with the recontouring of my incisors, without even getting to make that decision for myself! And, they caused the malocclusion with the power chain.
My incisors May look fine, but they are NOT functioning for me. I’m sure over time they’ll feel less short and my speech will adjust, but I can’t play my clarinet, and that’s a real problem for me.
Thanks for the advice!