Thursday, April 30, 2009

113 Weeks

I'm 113 weeks into braces now. The top arch is looking really good. Just the upper first molar need to move up a bit and then the one behind it. So I have a full powerchain on that now. The bottom arch is coming along with three teeth to move and they are taking a long time to do so. They are being moved one at a time. I can still stick my tongue between the space so it will take a while.
I got up and brushed this morning without pain or anything like that. Had a muffin for breakfast and pizza for lunch. uugh.

Dinner was crackers and cheese and I did fall asleep before I could brush.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

upper arch hurts

I brushed this morning without issues. Lunch was grilled chicken with rice and beans which was O.K. not too bad though. I brushed after to remove a lot of crap.

Dinner was crackers and cheese and also a cheese sandwich followed by ice cream.

My upper arch hurts a bit.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

lower front arch pain

I awoke this morning with my lower front arch hurting sadly. I brushed and the problem persisted. I made sure to put in my elastics.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

a guy in braces

I spoke with a guy in braces. He just got them in January and does not know when he will get out of them. He had black ligatures and he really has a lot of work to go on his treatment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Week 112 in pictures

Silver powerchains and elastics

Week 112

Awoke this morning with food particles all over the side of my mouth and the bottom front. I did notice that the power chain on top goes all the way from the last right molar to the first left molar, wow! The bottom is similar, from the first right molar to the first left pre-molar, well the second, the first one was removed.

The process to move the pre-molar forward continues slowly and the Ortho says that the top molar has moved as well.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

no brushing before bed

I ate a bunch of crap last night; some turkey salad with crackers and ice cream. I also fell asleep with all that in my mouth so not good at all.

Ortho Adjustment

I did not get a chance to brush last night before bed :-(, but I did so first thing this morning when I had a chance.

I then headed out for my Ortho visit. It was an O.K. visit, all she did was just change the current blue powerchains and replace them with silver ones. I also did not have my elastics when I arrived, but told her that I had just forgotten to do so this morning. I was done in no time, paid up, got new elastics and left.

I did see one patient; a girl she had her adjustment done as well. Two of the ligatures also fell off and she ahd to return to have them redone.

Once home, I had some cereal, a banana and a cheese sandwich.

Monday, April 20, 2009

another guy in braces

I met yet another guy in braces. He has full metal top and bottom with silver ligatures. He's had them since January and this is his second time in braces. His Ortho screwed up the first time so he has to have them re-done. He also has some extraction done as well. He figures he will have them for about another year and a half or so.

a guy and a lady in braces

I spoke with a guy in braces today. He's had them for a little over a year and will have them for another seven months. He only has them on the top with silver powerchains all around. He says that other Doctor's had recommended surgery, but his current Ortho says that braces should do the trick.

Right after that I met a lady in braces as well. She is in for 2 years and 4 months and has two months left to go. She has ceramic with white wire. She is happy to have them off soon.

upper front teeth are hurting

I brushed last night without issues. This morning my front teeth upper, are hurting bad. Lots of pressure.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Popping elastics

I hate when this happens as usually it is during eating and then I ended up eating the elastic as it is caught between food particles.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces and he has had them for a year with one more to go. he says he likes wearing them and have had no issues. His crooked bottom and crooked tops as well. He was wearing silver ligatures on both top and bottom. He looks like he has much longer to go though.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Did not eat much today

I awoke this morning and brushed. I had fallen asleep last night without brushing.

I then had a piece of bread with cheese. later, I had a banana plus some crackers and cheese.

I did not really have any dinner, except for some cashew nuts then some ice cream later.

I did not put in elastics all day so I guess I should sleep with them in to make up for my 8 hours.

Friday, April 10, 2009

bleeding teeth

I brushed this morning and there was some blood in the toothpaste. I don't know why this is the case at all. It is quite strange. I look in my mouth and I can't see where it is coming from :-(.

Last night, I did not brush as I fell asleep. When I awoke, it was so late, I just kept sleeping. I left the house without eating anything and really was so hungry by early afternoon. I had not really eaten anything at all sadly.

I finally had some cookies and crackers, which was O.K. As a result, I am still hungry now :-(.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

bleeding teeth - can't locate the source

I awoke early in the morning as I was so tired that I fell asleep earlier.

I awoke later and then brushed and found blood in the sink when I spat. I cannot locate the source of it at all :-(.

I then had a sandwich and on my way to work. I ended up having chicken, brown rice and some green beans for lunch. Later, I had a few pieces of pizza.

Once home, I fell asleep and did not have a chance to brush first :-(

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Week 110 in pictures

Across 110th street

Good movie :-).

Its 110 weeks in braces. That is a long time to be metal mouthed. I brushed last night without incident. Although I did feel a piece of fishing line connected to one of the brackets. Not sure where that came from at all. I took it out with the help of a tweezer.

I continue to have upper right molar pain :-(.

I brushed this morning without any incident, so far so good. I do need to get some mouthwash though. Also, my cold sore is healing well, what a horrible thing and I have two on the left side very close to each other.

Monday, April 6, 2009

molars still hurt

My molars are continuing to hurt :-(.
brushed this morning and had a banana, a bagel and two muffins. I was hungry...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

hurting molars

I had an omelet for breakfast which was quite good. But did not brush after the meal. I really need to do so. My molars are hurting, but on the upper and lower right side. I did remember to put in elastics after breakfast though.

Friday, April 3, 2009


the annoying cold sore is still there an now more prominent :-(.
I brushed last night without issue and the same thing this morning. Just had a banana and all is well. Hungry though. I had a lot of almonds last night. Upper molars are hurting, but not from the almonds.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

a pineapple shake

I had a turkey sandwich and a banana for breakfast.

For lunch, it was a pineapple shake from my favorite diner as well as a grilled chicken sandwich. It was all good and I ended up brushing my teeth after as well.

My upper molars are hurting quite a bit.

another cold sore

I awoke with a cold sore on the left corner of my mouth :-(. It was not there last night when I brushed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April foolishness (109 weeks in pictures)

109 weeks

I awoke without issues but did not brush for a while. I actually had no food in the house, so I went out and got some. I also have no mouthwash, but forgot to buy when I went out to the store.

I did talk to a guy in braces about his treatment. He's been braced for two years now and has two more weeks to get them off. He was quite happy it will all be done soon. He also talked about my having another two years to go, he was a bit puzzled about that since I had already had them for two years.

I was fooling around with my elastics, I will show you what I did; I was bored really...

Lunch was crackers, bread and a turkey salad. All good, but had a lot of chewing, which hurts. The inner left cheek is sore as well :-( I still need to brush. I also had some almonds and cashew nuts, lots of it.