my implant is out (that hurt a bit in the moment, but was basically fine immediately after, yay), my 12 is sorted, i only have to wear the retainer at night, and i can "taper off" wearing the upper over the next couple of months! yaayy! it was so great at the ortho yesterday to say "have a great summer" because i won't be back there for 3 months!
and just for fun, here's a pic from earlier this spring when my 12 got out of joint:
...and, here's the "before" photo my ortho took way back in september 2010: