6 Weeks with Controlled Arch

6 Week Controlled Arch Update

Before the current Controlled Arch phase of treatment shown in the images below, I wore the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA) for 42 weeks.

Week 4 photos of the Controlled Arch can be seen here.

Things are be going slow but steady.

Some observations at week 6:

  • My right premolar is moving faster than left in braces

  • The acrylic has fallen off of the sharp edge of the band around my left molar and I now need to use orthodontic wax to protect my tongue.

  • Incisor flaring seems to be improving:

    • When Fixed Lingual Arch (FRLA aka Controlled Arch) was first installed there was space between the front of it and the roof of my mouth. That space has closed.

    • This backward movement of the front of my maxilla may explain improvement in tilting.


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