Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The adjustment at 108 weeks in pictures






Got a cold store on the upper right lip.






Sorry about the cold sore.


a bit of pain - ortho adjustment today

I awoke and brushed. No issues, except just a bit of molar pain and canine pain. I have my adjustment today so I got ready and headed out.

Monday, March 30, 2009

poking wires

My inner left cheek is so sore. Also, the ends of the wires are really poking me on the upper and lower left sides.

I talked with a guy this morning who had braces. He had them for two years so far and have another two years to go. He had quite a bit of work to do on top as he had a lot of spaces and was not yet wearing any powerchains. He was wearing light blue ligatures.

During the morning, my Ortho's office called me and reminded hat I have a 9:15a appointment in the morning.

I had lunch today as a corn chowder. This was really good and I enjoyed it immensely. I then brushed once I got back to work.

Once home, I had some crackers and cheese as well as a cheese and turkey sandwich.

cereal

Having some cereal and then heading out for work.  Brushing was O.K., but still having teeth pain on the molar and pre-molars when I brush.  I have to remember to put in elastics this morning.

teeth ache

I brushed last night and that pre-molar on the lower right side still hurts.  This morning, when I awoke, the upper left molar hurts :-(.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

curry, cool!

I awoke early as I had to go out to an event. I brushed and put in elastics before going out.

Later I had a sandwich which was fine, but did not have a chance to brush. Dinner was some really good curry and I did not brush after.

Later, I put some more elastics and went out for the night. Once home, I made sure to brush before I went to bed.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

no brushing last night

I awoke without issues.


Last night, I fell asleep, so did not get to brush. Will brush, have some cereal and a banana/mango and head off to work.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

no elastics today

I awoke and brushed right away. I just had a sandwich for breakfast. Later I had a tuna sandwich, then some peanuts.

I did not use any elastics today, I will have to put them in shortly.

Monday, March 23, 2009

beef stew

I brushed once I got up and made my way through the door with a sandwich with me as well as some fruits (grapes).

Lunch was some beef stew which was quite good really. I also ate some junk food as well.

Dinner was some crackers.

I actually fell asleep and did not get a chance to brush at all :-(.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

a long day of eating crap

I had a croissant and fruits for breakfast but did not get a chance to brush. Next I had a cheese sandwich which was not to bad at all. This was followed by two sandwiches and still no brushing.

I did finally brush and removed a lot of crap from my mouth. I also was able to change elastics after that brushing. They hurt :-(.

I did have a chicken sandwich and some fries from McDonalds which was god enough actually. Later I had another chicken sandwich and fries before retiring to bed; brushing before I did so.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Week 107 arrived

it is week 107 and wow. I have a long way to go as not much movement of the molars have occurred at all. I also have a little teeth pain but not much.

A good day, got up brushed and had some cereal and a banana.

Week 107 in pictures

Bad cell phone pics, sorry.




Tuesday, March 17, 2009

elastics forgot again :-(

I got up and brushed and then had a chicken sandwich with some cereal. I forgot to put in elastics so will do so shortly. I also had a banana.

Monday, March 16, 2009

fell asleep once more

I awoke and brushed, then had a banana on the way out the door plus a turkey slice and cheese sandwich.

Lunch was red beans and rice and then of course I had to brush. No real issue just that I had to put in elastics and forgot again until later in the evening.

Dinner was just some crackers and cheese plus and two mangoes. I did fall asleep without brushing.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

a normal day I guess

I awoke today and brushed.  I had also brushed last night without issues and added mouthwash.

I thenhad some cereal and a banana.  I then had some crackers and cheese plus ice cream for dinner.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

teeth pain

I awoke this morning with a pain on my lower left canine. It is weird as since my lower left pre-molar and the upper left first molar are moving my teeth are not matching anymore and it all feels strange.

I brushed and added mouthwash after getting up. I had fallen asleep last night and did not get a chance to do so.

I had a sandwich as well as some ice cream plus a banana.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Week 105 in pictures









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Week 105 is here

No visual changes :-( But I'm sure the molar on the upper left and the pre-molar on the lower left have moved forward, or have they?

I had some breakfast and forgot to put in elastics. I did so later. They were actually rubbing against the inner walls of my left cheek :-( and now that is sore sadly.

Dinner was some bread and ice cream which was quite good. But I ate way too much bread. I did brush before bed adding mouthwash as well as fluoride.

Friday, March 6, 2009

not much to eat today

I had an omelet and spinach plus a muffin for breakfast. This was quite good, but my teeth was hurting a bit though. I did not get a chance to brush after eating.

Later, I had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries for lunch followed by a cup cake.

Dinner was some chili concarne and I did brush before bed. I did take out my elastics before bed.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

still no check

I added some fluoride as I noticed my teeth had a funny color and i had not added fluoride for eons.


I realized that I had forgotten to call the old Ortho office to check on m y refund check. Yup, I still had not received that as yet.


Breakfast, was some cereal and that was it. I actually forgot to add elastics until later in the day.


Lunch was a cheese sandwich as well as some tuna with mayo and crackers. This was really good, but a bad idea as my teeth were really hurting.


Later, I had some crackers and cheese followed by soup plus a turkey sandwich and a salad. All good but the sandwich was a bear to eat and the soup was a little hot for the braces.

Week 104

It is week 104; WOW.


Two weeks fully indeed. Lots of changes indeed.
I now have black powerchains on top and bottom and elastics.

I brushed this morning and I had some cereal. I forgot to put in elastics but will do so. I am having teeth pains due to my adjustment :-(.

I did fall asleep last night without brushing sadly.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A visit to the Ortho

I awoke and brushed right away. I did not eat anything as today is Ortho day.


I got to the office about 15 minutes late. I had called on my way in so it was O.K. There was no one waiting when I arrived so I was good to go.


The Ortho took off the old ligatures while the Asst. asked me what color today. I chose black. Them the Ortho prepared a new wire for the top after placing the black powerchains on the bottom arch. She also did and adjustment of the bracket that is attached to the band on the lower right tooth. I think that adjustment will right the tooth as it is a little lop sided. The left side is the same so I am not sure how she will fix that.


The wire on top was changed and a power chain added as well. This went around all the teeth very similar to the bottom. Nice. I could feel the stress on all the teeth as she applied the powerchain.


She did comment that I was not wearing my elastics. I fessed up and told her I had forgotten and gave her the weekend story. I don't think she was too happy as she was awfully quiet.


After applying the ligatures that was it and just before going, she applied two new elastics and gave me a new pack.


I then paid up. I did notice that the Asst. had a bottom retainer. She said that she had started wearing it about four months ago. I had not noticed it before. it did make her talk funny. She said that she did not need braces and the retainer should take care of whatever needed fixing.


I then bade her goodbye and departed.


Lunch was a birthday celebration and I had a chicken sandwich with french fries and a banana. This was all good, except that the the fries were a little hard, but I think that is how it was. The bread was also hard to eat. It was a strain as I had had my adjustment earlier that morning and the pain was starting to kick in.


Later, before bed, I had some crackers for dinner with cheese. I was so tired that I fell asleep without brushing. Crap.

Ortho Day in pics













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