Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Week 95 in pictures

Yes, that gap is closing.

95 weeks in

It's the last day of the year and it is week 95 in braces.

I brushed quickly and headed out without eating. I am still feeling not 100% from my massive stomach ache which was caused by drinking some outdated juice inadvertently.

Later, I had a banana and then a chicken salad with a roll and some fruits.

As a late meal, I had McDonald's chicken sandwich with fries and hot chocolate as it was so cold. Just before bed, I had some chips.

I did not brush as I can't find my toothbrush and toothpaste.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I have a bad stomach ache

I awoke this morning with the continuation my stomach ache from last night. I actually used the toilet before I brushed my teeth it was so bad.

Needless to say, I ate nothing all day except for some crackers and tea and even that was passed out as well.

I got better later just before bed and I did brush, floss and added fluoride as well. I wore no elastics all day.

Monday, December 29, 2008

I have a stomach ache

I awoke without any issues, brushed and headed for work. As I had a lot of work to do, I jsut had some rice with beef and also a chicken subway sandwich. That new sandwich they have now.

Once home, I just had some juice. A few minutes later, I had to visit the toilet a few times. I don't know what I ate that is causing this. I did brush before bed and added mouthwash.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

a lady in retainers

I awoke early this morning and had no breakfast until late.  I did brush as soon as I awoke though.  For breakfast, I had a chicken on a really hard bread and that took me a while to eat.

I did interact with a lady who was in retainers on top and bottom but I did not have a chance to ask her about her treatment.

For lunch, it was chicken with rice and a salad, plus some bread and a brownie.  It was all quite good.  I also had some ice cream later plus a chicken sandwich.

Dinner was cake with crackers, yes, an odd combination.  I did also lose an elastic during the day while eating so I had to replace it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

no brushing

I had  a really breakfast of fruits and a croissant.  I did not even brush in the morning before breakfast.  Later, I had McDonald's but just fries plus some pastries.

I did see a number of people on braces, but did not get a chance to interact with them at all.

Dinner was non-existent as I actually went to bed early and without brushing :-(.

Friday, December 26, 2008

no brushing and no breakfast

I awoke and brushed before leaving the house for work.  At work, I did not even have any breakfast as almost all the food places were closed.

Lunch was at a local place; I asked for clam chowder, but was given potato soup.  I also had fries and a chicken sandwich.  The sandwich was a bit hard to eat though.

Later, I had some chicken with pasta and a salad for dinner and sadly did not get a chance to brush before bed.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Another Christmas in braces...

I actually forgot to take pictures, but my nephew did take one that you can see here.
I ate way too much today, well not really.  I had some ham, meat and rice plus some fruit cake.  It was al good.
I did not have anything else before bed and I did brush before bed.  I've been good about elastics, but bad about flossing regularly.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It is week 94

Geez, soon it will be 100 weeks in braces, but for now it is week 94.

Looks like i have such an overbite now, that I don't really like, but oh well. I will go easy on the elastics I think. I will also ask the Orhto about it as well.

I brushed when I got up and headed out. Lunch was pretty much some Chinese food; chicken and rice. I did ensure that I brushed after eating.

Later, dinner was pork with rice which was O.K., but hard to eat, the pork anyways. I did brush before bed.

It was strange as I was with family and no one asked how my treatment is going. Also, I forgot to take pictures.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

no lunch or dinner

I had nothing much for lunch nor dinner and did brush before bed.


I got up this morning and brushed.  I notice that my bottom teeth seems farther behind than the front ones, which I don't really like at all.  So no elastics today.

After brushing and adding mouthwash, I had a cheese sandwich as well as some grapes and some juice.

Monday, December 22, 2008

forgot elastics after lunch

I got up, brushed, added mouthwash and headed out ensuring that I placed the elastics in.

Once at work, we went out to lunch and had soem Mexican food. I had way too much chips, but the chicken tacos, beans and rice was good though.

Back at work, I brushed and had a taste of onions in my mouth although there was no onions on my meal. Seasoning I guess. I did remove the elastics before brushing as it made it all easier.

Once home, for dinner, I had some crackers and cheese and a piece of fruit cake. I did brush and added mouthwash and fluoride before bed. Just realized that I had not replaced the elastics after brushing at lunch.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

long day

I awoke quite early brushed and headed out. This was going to be a long day as I'm traveling. I eventually ate some junk food for breakfast and did not brush.

Later, I had a good lunch of shrimp and fish with rice. I did not brush after the meal. Oh, I also had some ice cream and some more junk food.

For dinner, I really just had some crackers and cheese brushing before bed.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

no brushing day

I had some fruits for breakfast as well as a croissant and yoghurt. I was unable to brush after the meal as I was just too lazy.

Later, I had a McDonald's chicken sandwich with fries and some water and no brushing after it all.

Much later, for dinner, I ended up having a chicken sandwich with some cashew nuts. I then retired to bed without brushing.

Friday, December 19, 2008

red beans and rice again

I awoke and brushed vigorously before leaving the house.

For lunch, I just had some red beans and rice at my desk. I ensured that I brushed after that.

Later for dinner, I had some fish with vegetables and ice cream. I did nto brush before bed at all.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

94 Weeks in!

I got up and it is Week 94; good grief! Who would have thought. I looked at almost two years ago and I am so amazed as my teeth has changed so much.

I did not eat until about 11:00a which was about when I brushed my teeth as well without any issues. I then had some crackers and cold cuts with a banana and a slice of bread. Yes, an odd combination I know.

For lunch, I had another cold cut with some bread and dinner was some more crackers and cheese. I'll have some fruits before bed as well. That is going to stick in my teeth...

Oh yea, I did not put the elastics in until later during the day after I took the pics as you can see.

Here are some pics for you.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

a lady in braces

I was on my way home tonight and a lady came up to me at the bus stop to ask me if her bus had passed.  As she turned around, I noticed that she had a mouth full of braces; ceramic braces with silver ligatures to be exact.

I asked her how was her treatment going and she advised that its been 2 years so far and another 6-8 months to go.  She then asked me about my treatment and I advised her.  We then had this quite lengthy conversation about Orthodontists in this area.  It was great to have a chat with her about it all.

We would have continued on for a while had her bus not showed up.

not much of a lunch

Lunch was not too much. I had a chicken and a tuna sandwich and then some cake, a few slices. I as sure to brush after I got back to work.

One of my colleagues saw me and commented on my ligatures. She thought they were cute. No one elase mentioned them.

The adjustment with pics

I arrived at the Ortho's office at just about 9:00a.  They then called me in and in no time I was in the chair.  My ligs were changed they chose red and green Christmas colors; the Ortho alternated them and I was done.  Same arrangement as the last time and same wires.  I bade good bye got my next appt. as Jan. 8th at 9:30a and I was on my way.  It was the quickest I'd ever been in there.  Here are pics.
A little drool

before the Ortho appt.

I awoke this morning without incident.  I brushed and did not eat anything as I have an Ortho appt. today and you know how I hate to have food in my teeth when I visit her.  I did take some pictures though before I departed the house.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I awoke without issues and brushed. last night I had flossed for the first time in a while. just been lazy I guess. I do need to get mouthwash and had gone to the supermarket and forgot to pick some up.

For lunch, I had some Vietnames chicken soup with a sour sop drink. It was really good as it was freezing outside. When I got back to work, I was sure to brush as I had parsley stuck between the bracket and the elastic.

I went to bed really early after brushing. I did not have much for dinner, except for a slice of bread and crackers.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

no brushing today

I awoke this morning and then brushed after removing the four elastics (two on each side). I then had some juice and later, some crackers and cheese.

I went to the grocery store and got some fruits, but later had a piece of cake.

I just realized that I did not put in any new elastics.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

no night brushing

I awoke without my alarm clock and brushed without any issues.  I then added two elastics one on each side in red and green colors.  I then had some crackers and cheese.

Later, I had some spaghetti and tomato sauce with some chips.  I wanted to brush before bed, but I had not toothpaste with me, so I just brushed without it.  I slept with the elastics.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I should not have had the curry

I had no issues when I awoke.  I brushed and then headed to work.  I had a Subway breakfast sandwich and some tea for work.  The sandwich was quite good, but it filled my mouth with food particles.  I had to go rinse and brush immediately after.

Lunch was curry chicken.  I knew I should not have had it, but did anyways.  It was pretty bad as it was cold and it also stained my ligatures.  Now the white ligatures looks like yellow ones.  I knew this would happen, but I really wanted some curry.  I was quick to brush after the meal, but it did not help at all.

Later I just had some crackers and a bit of cheese for dinner.  I was sure to brush before bed.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

fell asleep again

As I was so tired, I fell asleep last night without brushing.

This morning, I awoke and removed the elastics, then brushed. I did not have any breakfast, but later I did have some red beans and rice for lunch. I ensured that I brushed after the meal.

Dinner was some crackers and cheese and some bread.

I ended up falling asleep without brushing which is never a good thing with braces since there is always so much food trapped in the mouth.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Week 93 in pictures

Welcome to week 93: good breakfast

I awoke this morning without any issues.  I had brushed before bed last night and also used some mouthwash, which by the way is finishing.  I am going to have to get some today at the groceries.  After brushing and adding mouthwash, I had some cereal and then a slice of bread.  This was good, but filled my mouth with food particles.  It took me a while to brush and rinse to get it all out.

My teeth are coming along fine.  I did put on elastics after brushing as well.  I have lost two ligatures from the bottom, but the wires are keeping the archwire secure it seems.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

no lunch today

I did not have a chance to have any breakfast after brushing once I awoke.

For lunch, I had a banana, some red beans and rice as I had a few meetings and the day was running away from me.  I did ensure that I brushed before the next meeting.  It would have been a little embarassing if I had shown up with red beans in my teeth for the meeting :-(.

Later for dinner, I had some crackers and cheese plus some chashew nuts and almond nuts as well.  Ensuring that I brushed before bed.

Monday, December 8, 2008

no issues today

I awoke this morning and brushed without issues. I then put in some elastics. Last night, I had removed the elastics and brushed withou tissues. I was unable to floss or add fluoride or even mouthwash.

Later, I had some pastry for breakfast and some juice.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

braces encounters

I spoke with two guys in braces today.  They both have had their braces for about a year now.  One will have his for another 4-5 months and had silver ligatures.  The other does not know how much longer as he has a tooth being pulled into position and don't know how long that will take.

I saw three others, but did not have a chance to ask them about their treatmernts.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

fries and good dinner

I had some fruits for breakfast, plus a croissant and yoghurt. I was unable to brush.

Later, I had some fries and for dinner stir fried chicken with vegetables with coconut rice. Before bed, I was sure to brush.

Friday, December 5, 2008

red beans and rice

I awoke, brushed and then headed for work. I did not really have any breakfast at all that morning.

For lunch, I just had some red beans and rice which was O.K. I did brush after the meal.

For dinner, it was fish with rice, some crackers and cheese with some fruits. this was all good and i did not get a chance to brush at all.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

pork for dinner

I awoke without any issues, but my inner cheeks are still sore. I brushed and hurried off to the dentist as it was time for my cleaning.

This took about 1.5 hours and went without issues. I later returned to work.

For lunch, I just had some red beans and rice. Then for dinner, I went by a friend's place and had some pork and spaghetti. The pork was a bit hard to chew, but it worked anyways.

I did brush before bed after having some crackers and cheese.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008