Got my teeth cleaned yesterday. Here I am, wire-free and teeth squeaky clean, right after the ultrasonic cleaning. (Got a “good job” nod from my dentist, by the way, on my regular cleaning. Nothing like braces to put the fear in me to floss, and brush well.)
Compare with my Day 0 photo here.
Note: I still have ortho buttons on two molars, so my top and bottom teeth are separated. And below, with the wires and elastics back on. Next appointment, in 2 months.
I think it was at this point that I got new wires; no longer the pre-formed archwire. But rather a thicker wire that can be manipulated by the doctor as needed.