Since last November, my impacted maxillary canine began naturally erupting in the space created by the coil spring. During an appointment in December my orthodontist said things were looking good. At my next appointment in early February, she seemed a little concerned and mentioned how she thought she would have to refer me to have the canine surgically exposed. Nonetheless, at the same time she said it looked to be coming through the gum. I had a pan taken. I am easily confused and left with mixed feelings after most visits with my orthodontist. My last visit in March was okay. I had another pan taken. She does not discuss any pans with me. Okay, now I am rambling. My point: I am in pain, and it doesn't feel right.
Has anyone seen that Episode of the Simpsons where Lisa requires braces, and the orthodontist demonstrates how she will fare if her teeth are not correct? Needless to say, it was terrifying. There were teeth every where and in every direction. Well, I feel like that most days. My teeth are starting to make me sad.
Here are some scholarly links on impacted maxillary canines:
|left lateral incisor, impacted maxillary canine|
I am just nervous about my oral situation, and my orthodontist and staff do not make me feel very positive. Do you think I should ask my ortho to give me more information as to how she plans to work in the maxillary and whether or not surgical exposure will be required? I have been in braces for 14 months and this is a different type of pain that I am feeling.
|Bite (April 2012)|