Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another birthday in braces

Well, this is my third birthday in braces.  I am up really early as I have a long day today; I'm traveling.

I brushed without incident.

Later, I had a sandwich with some tea.  Lunch was some salmon which was really good, but I did not have a chance to brush at all.

I have to not eat cold stuff on the upper right inner molar as it is really sensitive.  So there must be a cavity there :-(

Dinner was just crackers and prior to that a friend took me out for cake which was really good.

I ensured I brushed before bead which was cool.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Week 117

Geez...I just realized that it is week 117; these weeks are flying by really fast.

I got up this morning and brushed then headed to work after having some cereal and a fruit (after which I had to re-brush) and then a banana on my way to the bus stop.

Lunch was just some tea with a turkey salad whcih was really crap so I had a pack of cookies.

Dinner was some crackers with a banana, a plum, ice cream and some cashew and peanuts.

My right inner cheek is a bit sore.  Also, I have huge gaps now on the upper left between the last two molars.  I guess the molars are moving now.  Same on the lower left as well.  My bite is off again, but then again, it is always off.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

corn on the cob

I had some chicken soup for lunch and some noodles. This was followed by a fruit juice that was really cold. I'm feeling the upper right molar aching when I drink anything cold, which is quite annoying to say the least :-(.

Dinner was some bread and a plum which was all quite. I also had a corn on the cob, which again surprisingly I was able to eat without any issues at all.

Monday, May 25, 2009

early breakfast

I got up really early and had a good breakfast of fruits and an omelet.  I was unable to brush after that meal.

Later, I had some crackers and cheese for lunch.  Dinner was some ice cream ensuring that I brushed before bed.

My upper molars are hurting a bit.  I guess they are finally moving.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

curry chicken for dinner

I awoke and then brushed.  For lunch it was a caesar salad with a beer :-).  It was all really good. 

I then had a dinner that was some Thai food; curry chicken with rice.  It was ralyl spicy, but a glass of white wine helped :-).

Later, I just ate some nuts and some cheese its.  I ensured that I brushed before bed.

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces.  He's had them for 1 year now and has just another to go.  He seems to love them as he was smiling all the time.  He had silver ligatures.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

late breakfast

I got up about 9:30a and then went out and had breakfast with friends.  It was actually a salad as it was almost lunch time.  I also had a bowl of soup which was quite good.

It is always interesting as people do stare at my braces all the time.  Even more fun when I catch them at it.

Dinner was actually some cake at a friend's birthday party as well as some chicken with some junk food.   I really needed a brushing before bed indeed.

Friday, May 22, 2009

nothing for lunch

I got up a little later than I wanted to and headed to work without eating anything.

I did not even have any lunch. Later, I did have some crackers and cheese as I was super hungry.

Dinner was a turkey sandwich plus some carrots which was actually neat to eat. I did manage to eat all the carrots without issues.

I did ensure that I brushed before going to bed really late.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

had a corn on the cob for the first time in a while

I went to the grocery store earlier in the week and they had corn on the cob. I boiled one today and it was fantastic. I actually ate it without any issues at all :-).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Week 116 in braces

A day after my adjustment and all is well.  Just have a bit of pain along the upper arch.  Both left and right.  The bottom is fine.  The sides of my mouth are in pain from the metal rubbing against it all.

It all feels so extra metallic for some odd reason.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ortho Adjustment on May 19, 2009

I arrived at my Ortho at about 8:35a. She called me in and then one of the asst. proceeded to take off the old ligatures. Then the Ortho came by and mentioned that my teeth were not moving along quickly enough so she would have to use some springs. Sweet!
She applied one to the bottom and another to the top. The top one was a bit tricky to get in and I still have pain in my mouth's corner from her trying to get it in there.
Next adjustment is on June 16, 2009 at 8:30a.
Oh, she thinks I don't wear my elastics as I have too many. But I tried to tell her I do as she had given me a lot before. I don't think she believed me. Oh well.
When I was leaving there was a young girl who had a headgear. She was not wearing it and told me she wears it at night. She says her dad enforces it.

Here are some pics for you.








There is the spring on the lower premolar to molar.


There is the spring on the top molar to molar.




its ortho day

Off to the Ortho for an adjustment.

My molars still hurt:-(.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

uuper right molar pain

I've been having upper right molar pain all day, not sure why.  It even hurts more when I bite.
I actually have not brushed my teeth all day, I was up all night and just have not had a chacne to do so :-(.

I had some fish today for dinner as well as cake, and crackers.  I did have some fruits and a muffin and croissant for breakfast which was good.

Friday, May 15, 2009

eating healthy

I had a salad for lunch, then once home some fish, fruits and crackers. I also had some cashew and almonds.

ok

I brushed and all is well, will add elastics in a bit.

molar pain

I awoke with my teeth hurting :-(. Aargh!
My molars hurt not sure if it is caused by the elastics or not. I fell asleep with them in and I also did not brush last night :-(

Thursday, May 14, 2009

teeth hurts

This morning my teeth hurt when I put them together :-( Don't know why that is the case.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Week 115 in pictures









Week 115

It's another week and I'm still in braces; wow.

Looking good so far, but I have a ways to go yet. No pain, just sore inner cheeks and an ever changing bite.

I brushed this morning without issues and rinsed with Listerine.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

an early birthday card

I got up and brushed this morning as I had fallen asleep last night without brushing.

I'm trying to regulate what I eat so I had nothing for breakfast and crackers and tuna for lunch.

My Ortho sent me a birthday card today It is still a few weeks before my birthday. It has a bunch of teeth with braces partying :-).

I did forget to do my elastics until really late today. While having dinner I ate the one on the right.

Dinner was green beans, corn and potatoes. I also had some ice cream. I did do the gym today and it was hellacious :-(.

Monday, May 11, 2009

a guy just out of braces

I met a guy who recently got out of braces. He says that his bottoms are permanent retainers and the top is a retainer he uses during the day and then there is another one he uses at nights. He had his braces for 1.5 years and had some issues with his upper jaw.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

flossed again.

I flossed today after a very long time not doing so. I ate a lot of mangoes so I really needed to floss as the hairs were all in my lower front teeth. Which I've noticed are exceptionally tight now. Not sure why. There was also a bit of plaque building up there. My cleaning is not until mid June, so soon.

I ate a salad, some fried fish and cake today all very good. I'm weighing in at 218lbs again so I have to do some weight loss over the next week. Back to the gym each day now.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

a braces discovery

I was hanging out with family and a little girl aged about 5 years or so asked me what was that on my teeth. So I explained to her what was the deal. She was very interested and was keen on learning about why I had these things on my teeth.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

114 weeks in

I got up this morning and my mouth was really hurting. My inner cheeks are quite sore sadly. My teeth are coming along at 114 weeks.

Things are good. I had to rush from the house and then for lunch, I had nothing really, now that I think about it. This explains why I am so hungry now.

I did put my elastics in so I am doing good with that.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

mouth hurts

My mouth hurts today all over. Lower bottoms as well as the lower front arch hurts the most :-(