Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Tooth Report

Finally my molars are starting to settle. This week, it's much easier to find teeth that connect so that grinding food is possible. Aesthetically, there is really only one tooth left to align. Functionally, my molars still need a lot of work to correct my bite. Still, I'm pleased with how quick this process is. Some days I can actually feel teeth moving. For example, two days last week the second-last teeth on both sides of my upper jaw seemed to have been pulled down from their socket. I have no idea if that's possible but both of them seemed to connect with their matching bottom-row tooth sooner whenever I chewed. You would think that moving something as hard as teeth embedded in something as hard as bone would be like moving mountains — not so. It turns out that bone it quite pliable — in my case, anyway!

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