This is what my orthodontist calls “progress”.

Seriously.  Before I showed her this very same gif file, she tried telling me that my lateral incisors were looking great and that they’re “half way there”.  So I emailed her this:

first-and-second-refinement-comparison

I don’t know what the hell she was looking at when she told me my laterals were looking good, but it certainly wasn’t this.

The above gif file is a comparison of my upper arch over the span of six months. It’s my the starting picture of my first refinement placed directly on top of the starting picture of my second refinement.

What’s even more fucked up is that after showing her the comparison below, she refuses to agree with me that my aligners aren’t fitting correctly.  Her words verbatim after I told her again that my attachments weren’t fitting in their corresponding bubbles:  “The fit and intrusion does appear to be within the normal range.”  Aligners AREN’T SUPPOSED TO FIT LIKE THIS!  Even Invisalign says so!  This link is a slide taken directly from an AlignTech powerpoint presentation.

Anyway, judge for yourself… do you think my aligners fit?  They obviously haven’t fit well enough to properly move any of my fucking teeth over an entire period of six months!

Refinement Comparison

I feel like slamming my head against my desk.  I’ve already begun searching for a new orthodontist.  I have zero faith that I’ll find one who will take on my case this late in the game… and if he or she does, I’m sure it will cost me a pretty penny.  I’ve already reached my $6,000.00 mark and I truly don’t want to spend more money if I don’t have to.  GEEZ…