I tried understanding how each accessory work by researching and reading articles online. So, thru the net, I've learned the 101. Below we see what I have inside my mouth; the bracket, arch wire, band and elastic.
Basically, here's what I've gone through:
> Placement of brackets and thin arch wires
> Adjustment 1 - change of O-rings or the elastics (you cannot choose the color to be fair to all patients I guess) I had pink that time. :)
> Adjustment 2 - change elastics (green) and wire from a thinner to a thicker one and placement of four molar band rings (ouch!)
> Adjustment 3 - change of elastics; had orange that time.
> Adjustment 4 which happened yesterday - changed to a much thicker arch wire and new elastics, dark violet this time. Pressure on my teeth is stronger than before. Will be on soft diet again for a few days (hopefully)!
Progress so far of my teeth can be seen on the photo below.
However, these shots are just frontal view of my teeth. What I noticed was my two front teeth went a bit forward. I think maybe its because they aligned themselves to my immovable and huge canine. Hopefully this time the thicker wire will help push my two cuspids backward.