This was the longest follow-up appointment I've had. First, I told Brooke (the awesome assistant) about my concern with the gap in the tray over my top central incisor. She said she would have the orthodontist - the new, young (and cute) one I hadn't met yet - take a look and figure out what to do. Although I was a little hesitant to see what the new orthodontist would do - or not do - I ended up being very pleased. He took a look and decided that we'd get pictures taken of my teeth, with Tray 19 in, and do the next three trays like normal. Then if the gap on that tooth is bigger, we'll do a mid-course correction. I gotta say, though, being on these boards I understood the terms they were throwing around like mid-course correction and tracking, even though they felt they had to explain it. I love knowing about how this all works! Well the basics anyway!
After the picture-taking, it was time to put my new attachment on my top lateral incisor. I knew it was coming, and apparently it comes off before Tray 26 and not 27 like I thought (Tray 27 is when I get more IPR, or slendering as Brooke called it). The first time, the attachment didn't go on. She had to get someone else to hold that ultraviolet light so she could really push down on the template, and that worked thankfully.
I am wearing Tray 20 right now. Surprisingly, it's not that tight. It may be hard to get off with the new attachment (by the time I get used to it when I'm tray-less, it'll come off haha!) but maybe I'll feel it later.
In the midst of everything, I ended up taking my bottom tray out like it was habit. Before I left, I was like "oh I need my bottom tray!" since, sadly, Trays 20-37 only have the top tray. I forgot to ask about it since I was more concerned with the top tray and the new attachment, but I remember from last time I was told to wear the bottoms only at night. I'm not doing that, at least not right away. I may scale back and see how it does with less hours in the tray until I feel comfortable enough to leave them out longer. But it will feel weird to only wear the top tray!
One good thing about being done with the bottoms (other than they're done)? Only the top part of my mouth will be sore every 2 weeks! My bottoms won't have to go through that for the next 18 trays!
Okay, here's a picture of my top teeth, including a look at the incisor with the new attachment.