Saturday, February 28, 2009

junk food and a long day

I awoke early and had a breakfast of fruits yoghurt, a croissant and an omelet plus mashed potatoes. This was quite good. However, I did not have a chance to brush before or after the meal.

Later, I had a snack of a cheese sandwich with some juice and still no brushing. The day continued with junk food which was pastry.

I did get a chance to brush before bed so that was a really good thing. I was traveling and had forgotten my elastics so that was not a good thing at all.

Friday, February 27, 2009

beans and rice for lunch

I awoke early, brushed and added mouthwash. I did get a chance to brush before but only a few hours prior as I went to bed really late. My upper arch was hurting a bit, but not much at all.

Lunch was some red beans and rice. I did not brush as I had no toothpaste :-(.

Later that day, dinner was some lobster and shrimp with rice. I did also have some crackers and cheese plus fruits and ice cream. I had no issues at all eating all this stuff. Sadly I did not get a chance to brush before heading off to bed.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beef dinner

For dinner, it was barbecue beef with cole slaw. It was quite good and easy to eat as well.
I did talk with this lady about my braces. She said that I should get rid of that yellow color at the top. I told her that it used to be white.

I also told her that I had pink at some point and she said it was quite gay and laughed. I told her that my Ortho Asst. usually chooses the colors, it was hilarious to talk with her.

I did brush before going to bed.

chlli today

This morning, I awoke without issues and then brushed. It was a good day.

At work, I had no breakfast, but did end up having some lunch of Texas chicken chilli with a cookie and some ice cream. All very soft and tasty.

The upper arch is hurting most of today, sadly.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

103 weeks in

So, it is almost two years now. Wow.

I got up brushed and then added mouthwash. After which I had some cake and cheese, then headed to work.

At work, I had a tuna sandwich on a croissant and some chips. I actually did not get a chance to brush all day at all.

Dinner was some cashew nuts as well as some crackers and tuna. I did have some ice cream before brushing, flossing and adding mouthwash. I noticed that I am building up some plaque on my lower teeth on the inside and had to remove it.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

cheese pizza :-(

I had fallen asleep late last night and did not get a chance to brush. Bummer.

When I awoke, I ensured that I brushed well and then headed out.

At work, I had some rice and beans plus some cake. I did not even have the cake as the meal was so much. It was all easy on the palette so that was a good thing.

I did not brush when I returned to work. I have to remember to take some toothpaste to work. Once home, I had some pizza which I did not enjoy as the cheese just does not work with braces.

I then ended up falling asleep before having a chance to brush :-(.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

a big breakfast

I had a huge breakfast after I awoke and brushed. It was chicken fried steak with eggs and potatoes. This was really good, but a lot of food. I ate heartily and it worked well.

I did not even have a chance to brush after the meal.

Lunch was not really existent and I did end up having some chicken for dinner. It was not too bad at all. I did brush before heading to bed.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I awoke and brushed without incident adding some mouthwash as well.

I then had some cereal which was good as well.

I met a guy who was in braces for two years and would be out of them in two months.

I did have a McDonald's french fries which was good, but I should not have had it.

For dinner, I just had a pineapple shake which was really good and then two slices of bread.

Friday, February 20, 2009

yellow ligatures now

I got up, brushed and then had a banana on the way out ot work.

At work for lunch, I just had a juice as I did not feel like eating much.  Later, I ended up having some spaghetti and meatballs.

I did not realize it, but I had curry and some rice for dinner and I should not have done so as nw my ligatures are really yellow  from the curry.  The meal was good though :-).

Before bed, I brushed as well as added mouthwash.  No issues, but my teeth have changed so much it is crazy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

had a banana

I had a banana on the way out the door after having brushed.

For lunch, I had a turkey salad with crackers and bread.  It was actually quite good and nice on the palette.  I had to ensure that I brushed after eating it.

Dinner was some Thai food with vegetables, chicken and white rice.  Not bad at all on the teeth.  I did have some ice cream and brushed before going to bed.

102nd Airborne

It is the 102nd week of braces and holy moly.
My teeth have done really and I'm happy with it all.

I brushed when I got up without incident and had a banana.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

lots of fruits today

I awoke and then brushed since I had not done so last night.

I had no issues brushing and then headed for work with a banana in hand. Once at work, I had a muffin; poppy seed and something else in it.

I did go out with some friend and pigged out on some really cool pastries.

I ended up having a turkey sandwich for lunch, then a banana plus a mango and finally some ice cream with grapes.
Oh, I did wear my elastics today, but only after a friend reminded me at work. I took them out about 9p tonight.

Monday, February 16, 2009

no brushing again

For lunch, I had some chicken shawarma (sp) with rice and lettuce. It was all really good. I even ate the taco (not the right word).

Later, I had some crackers and cheese plus some ice cream. I did fall asleep without brushing :-(.

no brushing last night again

I awoke this morning and brushed without incident. I did not brush last night as I fell asleep :-(. I had some grapes as the last thing and of course that was in my mouth.

I'll have a banana on my way out this morning.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Today I got up late and then brushed. I did not really eat much except for two Kentucky snackers which was good.

I did see a guy in braces but did not have a chance to chat with him.

I then had some ice cream which was good even the pecans.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I awoke this morning and brushed. The cold sore is getting better, but have to be careful not to bush it.

I had some crackers and cheese and then went back to bed. I brushed again when I awoke in the evening and then had some grapes.

Oh last night, I did pop the two elastics, but at different times.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

A long day

I had a really late night, but I did brush.

This morning, I have no issues after brushing, but I still have that annoying cold sore on my upper lip. What causes that anyways?

At work, I had a danish with a banana and for lunch, I went out the boys and had some corn chowder which was surprisingly good.

I did brush after, but is out of toothpaste so will have to pack some on Monday. I did buy a new tube so that is good.

Dinner was cheese and crackers and a few left over cashew nuts. I am so needing some cashews. I actually fell asleep without brushing, oops. I have to stop doing that. I was really tired after not sleeping much the night before.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

a good talk with a colleague

I had a good talk with a colleague about her treatment; she is only about two weeks in now. She is doing fine, just getting used to them. She does not have any spring as yet, just a powerchain across that tooth that is behind just like mine was.

Lunch was beef stew with Spanish rice. This was actually good and as the I ate it all without any issues.

Later, for dinner, I had some crackers and cheese.

Even much later some pizza. Will definitely have to brush at some point.

I have a cold

I forgot pictures yesterday so will have to do it today.

I did not brush last night as I fell asleep :-(. I did brush this morning though. I have a cold and that sucks :-(. Coughing up green slime now :-(.

Will have a banana this morning on my way out.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Week 101

It is Week 101. I awoke and brushed later in the morning. I was up early, but never ate or got around to brushing.

No pain or anything this morning. The white ligatures are holding as I've not eaten anything weird lately.

I brushed without issues and then had a banana as well as some bread. I have not had lunch and will do so soon.

So week 101 is without incidents so far.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

quite an eater today

Last night, I brushed and added mouthwash.  I used that Christmas tree brush and moved some stuff from my teeth that was still there even after I brushed.

I ate quite a bit today.  I awoke and then brushed and had some crackers.  I had forgotten to put in my elastics and did so about noon.

For lunch, I had crackers and cheese pus a cheese sandwich.  I did end up having two mangoes, one was crap.

For an afternoon snack, I had some ice cream, which was quite good.

I was sitting around watching TV and popped an elastic, the one on the right.  The left one is still holding.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I hate lettuce

For lunch, I had a teryaki subway sandwich as they have this new $5 for a foot long sandwich now. I'll have the other half later for dinner.

When I eat lettuce it sticks in my teeth and takes forever to remove. Today was no exception.

no brushing last night.

I fell asleep last night without brushing.  Then awoke about 1:31a and brushed as I'd eaten a lot of sweets before I fell asleep.

This morning, I brushed and will have some bread and banana on the way out the door.  I'll also have to remember to add my elastics as well.

No teeth pains, but that tooth that was way back is hurting.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I awoke today with no issues, but ensured that I brushed right away. I then had a pastry and some fruit snacks.

My upper right canine is hurting a bit so is the tooth to the left of it :-(.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

a lady in braces

I awoke really early and brushed. I did not eat any breakfast at all.

Later for lunch, I had some chicken with cashew nuts with fried rice and an egg roll and some wanton soup. This was actually easy eating. I did not get a chance to brush after at all.

I did meet a lady in braces. She had full metal with silver ligatures but they look green. She asked me about my treatment, I told her and then I asked her about hers. She has had them for 1 year now and has about another 1.5 years to go. She has no problem with having braces she says.

I did have some chicken and rice later and still no brushing. I even went to bed without rushing.

Friday, February 6, 2009

tooth ache

I awoke this morning and brushed. I am out of mouthwash. At work, I had a subway sandwich with egg, lettuce, tomato. I had to brush as there was a lot of stuff stuck.

For lunch, it was green beans, brown rice and grilled chicken. This was really great and ate well.
That upper tooth is hurting. This is the tooth that was way behind.
Dinner was a small chicken sandwich, which was actually fine. I fell asleep before brushing :-(.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

mild teeth pain

Once at work, I had a butter rum muffin and a banana. Lunch was red beans and rice. I did brush after. My upper tooth next to the upper right canine is hurting.

Dinner was a chicken sandwich which really hurts my teeth and left pieces of chicken everywhere.

cough, cough

I awoke and brushed this morning amid constant coughing. Had to take some more cough medicine to alleviate it.

Oh, upper arch hurts :-(.

I will eat something at work later.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

100 Weeks

This is quite a milestone I think.  I am making excellent progress and well on my way.  This journey started in February 28, 2007 and continues.

I awoke with a little molar pain due to the powerchains from yesterday.  They sure are working.  I brushed and then added elastics and headed out to work.

Once at work, I bought a banana and a muffin.  Later, I had a turkey subway sandwich and chips.  The chips were Doritos and they were red.  I immediately ran to the toilet and brushed as I feared that the red will stain.  Luckily it did not.

Later, for dinner, I had crackers and cheese.  After that the left elastic popped.  I ensured I brushed before going to bed.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My adjustment

It's Ortho day.

I got up and brushed and used mouthwash before I go.  I have a cough which is quite annoying.  I am out of medication too so I have to stop at a pharmacy.

I stopped at CVS to get some cough syrup and some Mucinex.  I took all that at the Ortho's office and they thought I had a pharmacy.

The Asst. asked me what colors I wanted and suggested red and white for valentine right away.  I agreed to white on top and red on the bottom.  She then suggested that I do red on top as white stains.  I told her I don't drink coffee and I'll refrain from curry this month.  She said O.K.  She then removed the ligatures and added the white ones back on top.

The Ortho then came over and advised on next steps.  She placed powerchains on top and bottom as se wanted the teeth to move more she says.  I then asked about that large space on the upper left.  She then checked her records and said that it needed to move 1mm so the next time she will remove the upper wire which had been there forever and then add a powerchain so it can all start moving forward.

Then I was done.  I paid my $125 bill and left.  Next appt. is on March 3, 2009 at 8:30a.

At work, I went to the library and on my way back, I had a baked potato with chicken and chilli plus some ice cream.  This was a huge potato.  I ensured that I brushed after that meal.

At home, I had crackers and cheese for dinner.  I did not brush before bed as I fell asleep.

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Week 99 Adjustment in Pictures


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Adjusment in pictures

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Monday, February 2, 2009

more junk food

I had a bunch of junk food; cookies and cake.

My Ortho did call me and advise that I had my appt. Thanks for the reminder as I had forgotten.

For dinner, I had some roast beef and mashed potatoes. It was actually quite good and easy on the palette. I did not have a chance to brush though. I also had a turkey and cheese sandwich and still no brushing.

Later I had some crackers before going to bed.

junk food for breakfast

I awoke this morning and brushed. I did not eat anything for a bit. I do have an upset stomach. I just had some junk food ala cookies.

No teeth issues, except that I am building up some plaque on the lower left molar, so I'd better start flossing properly again.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

some curry

I awoke really early and had nothing for breakfast after brushing without incident.

I later had a sandwich with a piece of chocolate. Lunch consisted of curry chicken and white rice, which was really good, but tasted like lamb as opposed to chicken.

For dinner, I had some curry chicken with coconut rise. This was really quite good, but I left a lot of gravy behind.

Just before bed, I brushed without issues.