How about some pictures? Is it sick that those of us in like situations really appreciate these awfully uncomplimentary photographic records of our mouths? Or worse yet, am I the only one? Oh well.
There we go. Yup. No tooth there. This is one of the big issues to be dealt with. The second might not be as noticable unless you're a dentistry student. There are actually 5 teeth missing from my mouth. That one gap there and an entire set of molars (number 4s? Just outside of the bicuspids.) I had those taken out when I got braces the first time. What's the issue you say? Well. It's not as noticeable because I've got a set to replace them in quantity. That's right. Look deep and you'll see wisdom teeth. So I don't know if I'll need to have those pulled ultimately or what. We shall see. Oh, I'll tell you about that 5th missing tooth later. It makes for a great story.
Ah the upper arch. It used to be much worse. I'll try to pry some records out of my old orthodontists. That'll be interesting.
Lateral Ceph. The funny thing here is, from this x-ray you'd think I've got a chin pointier than a crescent moon. Such is not the case.