Appliance in place, but not installed
I have to sort through Las Vegas photos a bit more to avoid inundating my photostream. In the meantime, here's a follow-up to the shots of the appliance.
The roof of my mouth is reflected in the orthodontist's mirror here, for reference; he took the photo for me, but the one of the appliance actually all fixed in place was way too blurry.
Now that it is fixed in place, the little hook is curved further back; there is compound attaching the hook to the back of the tooth adjacent to the molar; and the embedded canine has an awful pokey wire that attaches it to a hot pink elastic that loops onto the hook, instead of onto the button on the back of the premolar.