Tuesday, December 22, 2009

three people in braces

I met three person in braces at lunch:

1). I had noticed this lady in braces as I waited for my table. As it turns out, I got a seat next to her. As I sat down, she commented that I had braces so we started talking. She said that she's had them since July 2009 and will have them for another two years. She had one tooth that did not have the wire attached to it. Her ligatures were bright green for the Holidays. She was quite pleasant and also asked about my treatment.

2). As I was leaving, I met a guy who was also in braces. He had metallic braces with gold ligatures. His metallic ligatures were really pronounced. He said it's been a year and he has another year and a half to go.

3). Then I saw another lady who had blue ligatures on metallic braces, but did not get a chance to talk with here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

two guys in braces at the club

There were two guys in braces at the club tonight.  They both had metallic brackets and were in different phases.  Neither had powerchains.  One had dark blue ligatures and has two extractions on the top and has a protruding upper arch so it will take some time for him.  Would not be surprised if he had to wear a headgear as well.  The other had blue ligatures.  Neither had elastics.  I had no opportunity to chat with either of them.
I usually don't see guys in braces at the Club, except for once.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another colleague in braces

My female co-worker now has braces.  Metallic on top and bottom with what looks like black ligatures.  She is having a hard time with it and can't really eat anything.  She also sound funny when she talks ;-).  I remember those days all too clearly.  She will have them for 2.5 years.  She also has kids that have braces so that makes it funnier :-).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I had my adjustment today

I had an early morning appt. with the Ortho and then an appt. for a cleaning.

The Ortho appt. went well with the Asst. suggesting I get some festive Christmas colors.  So I got red.  I was only going to get dark blue, but ended up doing dark blue on top and red on the bottom. I also have a new spring between the two upper left molard.

Then it was off to the dentist after paying $109.00 towards my $400 retainers.  I already paid $100 so I'm almost done.  Don't know when I will see those as it is very slow going with this molar movement.

The cleaning went well, although the hygenist says that I need to use fluoride more as my teeth is getting white in areas due to the braces.  I do have fluoride but I've been delinquent.  She also says that I should floss and use my electronic toothbrush, two things I've been delinquent about.  Geez, how do they know these things?

I ended up paying $45 for a fluoride treatment after having my mouth prodded. I felt really bad as I have a blister on my upper left lip and between my two lips on the left side.  :-(.  It was funny to hear my dentist talk about my Ortho's work.  I have to place a bridge or an implant where that missing space is when this is all over, so we talked about that a bit.

Here are some pictures of the Ortho appt.

Comments from a lady about my braces

I went looking for glasses today and the lady commented on my braces. She was genuinely interested as she had just taken hers off 6 months ago. Although I did think that she needed braces when I saw her first. As she has her "eye" teeth still way up, but I guess that is as far as it will come down.

We had a really good conversation about treatment, etc. She wished me luck as I left the store and wowed when I told her it had already been 2 years and 9 months and I still have at least anotehr 6 months to a year to go.

A video of my Adjustment at the end of week 144

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A guy in braces

I met a guy in braces who had metallic brackets plus dark blue ligatures. He says he's had them for 1.5 years now with another 6 months to go. He was happy to see another guy in braces, he says and we both wished each other luck with our treatments.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

elastics hurt

I've put in some elastics and they are a pain in the mouth :-(. Also having some cereal for breakfast.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Week 144 in braces

I awoke this morning after brushing last night. I sadly have a fever blister on my upper right lip. I hate when that happens and have never been able to figure out what causes it. I awoke on Sunday a.m. to find it there :-(.

The space between the upper left molars is now quite huge. Also my purple ligatures are very faded now. Progress is slow I guess.

I had some cereal before heading out to work. For lunch, I had a chicken sandwich from a Vietnamese restaurant which was really quite good. The bread was a little hard though.

I did have some fruit later which was not so good. I had bought two mangoes and one was not good at all. Then I had some grapes as well.

I will ensure I brush before bed tonight.

Week 144 in pictures

Weeks 135-144 in video

Sunday, November 29, 2009

molar hurts

My upper left molars are hurting :-(. That space is getting so much bigger now. Everything I eat just sits in that space. Its also been a long time since I flossed and I really need to do so

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Tiger Woods look alike in braces

I saw a guy in braces, that looks like Tiger Woods. He had metallic brackets on top and bottom with red ligatures. He looked like a younger version of Tiger Woods. I did not get a chance to talk to him about his treatment.

I met a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces who had ceramics on the upper and metal on the lower.  He said he got them only two months ago and he is in a lot of pain.  He is O.K. with it though as he will have perfect teeth soon he says :-).  He has about 1.5 years for his treatment he says.

Friday, November 27, 2009

a guy in ceramic braces

I met a guy in braces and he had ceramic braces on top and bottom. I did not get a chance to ask him how long he was in braces. It seemed like it may have been about a year and he was almost done with his treatment.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

no elastics for almost a week

Just had some cereal after brushing.

PS: I've been bad and not worn elastics in about a week :-( oops...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Week 139 in pictures

Week 139

Well the weeks are increasing and so is the space between the molars on the upper left.  Pretty wide now.  Not sure if it supposed to be this wide, but oh well.  The orange ligatures are faded now sadly.  And yesterday I had pain allover my mouth not sure why.

I fell asleep last night before brushing sadly.  Will have a banana and some cereal for breakfast before heading out to work today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces today.  He had metallic braces with silver ligatures on top and bottom.  He had only been in braces for two months and says he does not know how much longer.  He stated that he has jaw issues which is why he needs to have braces.  His lower braces were placed very low to his gum, not sure why that was the case

Wednesday, October 21, 2009