Taken when the ortho briefly removed the wires-- there are still bloody spots from the splint. :/
New wires! Note that the top wire is canted slightly upwards.
The orthodontist also remarked that I can now be likened to a patient first coming in for orthodontic work: the jaws in place, but teeth askew. Great. Even after all of this, my journey has far from reached an end. The worst may be over, but there's at least six more months of orthodontics to come... UGH.
In light of this big step in the process, I decided to make a few more changes today to celebrate coming this far. I got my ears double-pierced:
Good profile shot too!
And got a much-needed haircut!
TOP TEETH OVER BOTTOM TEETH! :)