Saturday, June 27, 2009

a guy in braces

I met a guy who is in braces. He has had them since November last year (2008) and says he should have them for another three months. Only, it looks like he will have them longer. We talked about our treatment for a bit. He has metal like me, but with blue ligatures.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Week 122 in braces and pictures

Another week has passed and more changes are abound. The space next to my upper left canine is increasing which I don't think is good. I think I will be in braces for a lot longer. The initial estimate was 2.5 years and in August I will be at that mark.

The space on the left lower is closing, but lots more work to be done as now two molars have to be moved. My purple ligatures are really faded.

121 weeks is a long time

At week 121 my teeth are looking much better.  There are more spaces showing up next to my upper left canine while the molar not too far away moves closer.  I guess powerchians will be applied to close that space once the molars are done moving.

One of my colleagues IMed me to say that she gets out of braces in about three weeks.  Awesome!

My lower left is closing nicely, but still needs more work.  That pain I felt on the upper right molar (sensitive to cold) is getting much better thank heavens.

I press on.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Week 120 in pictures

My mouth is in pain :-(. I think I need some wax. I actually ate too much pineapple and it is hurting my mouth now. The upper right inside of my mouth is really awful :-(. I also have a slight teeth pain on the lower left as that pre-molar comes forward.

Week 120

Week 120 and I'm in pain. 2 years and nearly 4 months in braces and it won't be taken off in two months so my 2.5 year estimate is blown.

I'm having teeth pain from the lower left molars where she tightened the springs and added a new powerchain. The good thing is that the space is almost closed for that pre-molar. Amazing. It just means that the two molars now have to move forward.

I fell asleep lat night so did not get a chance to brush, but did this morning. Will have some cereal on the way out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I had my adjustment today

I had my adjustment earlier this morning. It was O.K. and quite quick. She tightened the two springs and changed the ligatures and that was it. She did ask me if I flossed and I lied sadly and said I had flossed three days earlier which was not true. :-(. Its been a while since I flossed, but I felt really bad.
I told her about my hurting molar and she bent a wire so that it would not hit too much on that tooth.
Lots of movement since the last adjustment. The lower pre-molar has moved quite a bit; now to move the second to last molar forward now. Here are some pics.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

canine is still hurting

I awoke this morning with my upper left canine hurting. It continued from last night.

I brushed as it continued to hurt.
I then had some cereal and later some crackers and cheese for lunch.

My upper molar is still sensitive to cold sadly.