This was followed up by an orthodontic screening. She said pretty much the same as the guy I saw in Terre Haute (good), and so I'm going to go ahead and get it done.
So with the ortho I had a cephalometric x-ray, which was... weird. In order to make sure that they give it in a 'fair' manner, they have this device that you put your head in and it puts little rod-thingies in your ears. You're also supposed to bite down when getting this, but with those things in my ears it was hard. Hopefully that x-ray says that I don't need jaw surgery to correct my biggest problem...
Normal: |__||__| -||--||- (Since there's no overscore pretend that those are all the way up) Me: |__||__| |--||--|
In each quadrant of the mouth an adult person has 8 teeth. Going from front tooth (1) to wisdom (8) (Note: I know that the numbers are really 1-32 with 1,16,17,32 all as wisdom teeth, but hey, I don't care)
1 - Sort of touches
2 - Doesn't touch
3 - Doesn't touch
4 - Doesn't touch
5 - Touches poorly
6 - Touches poorly
7 - Touches poorly
8 - Removed
Oh, and in case people were wondering...
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 11:55 pm (GMT -07:00)
Thursday, July 21st, 2005 8:27 pm (GMT -07:00)
are, in fact, related.