A couple of weeks ago, I had the first check up after getting my braces off and starting with my retainers.

It was a short appointment, and now that I think about it, I think something else was supposed to happen.  That is, a review of the before/after photos.  Hmm, I should check on that.  And a reminder to TAKE CHARGE of my own treatment.

Anyway, the only thing that happened was that the doctor adjusted the bottom retainer (Hawley, with wire) so it’s tighter.  Nothing on the top, since it’s an Essex clear retainer.  I’ve been told to wear them all the time for 3 more months, since I said that I can feel tightness — in the upper retainer — when I haven’t had them in for a while.  Next appointment in 6 months!