On this follow up visit, my dentist mentioned that my jaw lines are "misaligned" and they need to be corrected while the procedures continue. Meaning my jaws were mis-aligned as something like this:
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|Yup. This is practically how the teeth are being brought back into alignment. I had to wear two elastic bands actually.|
Wanna see how big is the elastic band when kept on its own?
|The relaxed elastic band in comparison to the plates that i have to wear|
on my upper and lower jaws
This much elastic band is spanned over the length of the jaw. You can understand how much tension it puts on the jaws. It used to hurt when i used to take it off or put it on because there is a sudden HIGH PRESSURE snap of the elastic on the hooks which jerk your teeth like super crazy.
Pure mechanical stuff!