Thursday, October 29, 2009

no elastics for almost a week

Just had some cereal after brushing.

PS: I've been bad and not worn elastics in about a week :-( oops...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Week 139 in pictures

Week 139

Well the weeks are increasing and so is the space between the molars on the upper left.  Pretty wide now.  Not sure if it supposed to be this wide, but oh well.  The orange ligatures are faded now sadly.  And yesterday I had pain allover my mouth not sure why.

I fell asleep last night before brushing sadly.  Will have a banana and some cereal for breakfast before heading out to work today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces today.  He had metallic braces with silver ligatures on top and bottom.  He had only been in braces for two months and says he does not know how much longer.  He stated that he has jaw issues which is why he needs to have braces.  His lower braces were placed very low to his gum, not sure why that was the case

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Week 138 in pictures

Week 138

I awoke this morning in week 138 with a tooth ache in the upper right molar :-(. Also, my mouth is really tight, very tight. Not sure why. That gap is mega huge now on the upper left side between the two molars. I guess that spring is working. It will take sometime to move that back molar forward. I guess another year in braces for me at least I think, but who knows.

Last night when I brushed, I noticed that the lower left molar and pre-molars have moved together, but there is space at the root, not sure how that will be corrected.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

annoying space

The space between my upper left molars is getting wider. I thought that my Ortho said she was only moving the tooth a few millimeters. But it has moved a lot more. That space is so annoying now as food always gets stuck in it :-(.

Just had some crackers and it is all stuck there.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Colleague now in retainers

One of my colleagues finally got his braces off. His teeth look really good now. He has to wear his retainers for 6 months 24 hours a day. He is very happy with the results he says. Still have a metallic smile though.

girl on the phone in braces

Just saw a girl in braces. She had blue ligatures on metallic brackets. She had a space on the upper left and a pretty pronounced overbite. It would seem that she is in early stage of braces. I did not get a chance to talk with her as she was on the phone the whole time.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

a lady in braces

I spoke to a girl in braces; she had purple ligatures on silver metallic brackets. She was a bit busy so I could not ask her about her treatment at all. She looks like she had far to go as she had several spaces.

Brazillian guy in braces for 10 years!

Just spoke to a guy whose had his braces for 10 years! He says he's had them that long as he's moved around a lot and did not get a chance to see his Ortho often. He is from Brazil. He expects to get out of them sometime next year hopefully. He is a bit more settled now. He says they just pay for the service in Brazil about $50/month. He had metallic brackets with very faded red ligatures on every bracket. He also had a few spaces as well to close.

food in my teeth

I awoke this morning and brushed. I had not brushed last night as I was a bit on the tired side. I then had a bagel and a muffin which is now sticking in my teeth :-(. I did have some cereal too...

Friday, October 16, 2009

a guy in braces

I just spoke to a guy in braces. He has black powerchains on the top and bottom on all teeth and has had them for three years. He says he should be out of them by December this year.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Adjustment day

I had my adjustment today. No biggie, but my Ortho squeezed my lower left lip in error with the forcep :-(. It hurts now. She also added a new spring to the upper left between the two last molars. This took a while to accomplish though and I had to have mouth open for quite some time.

I chose orange ligatures in honor of halloween. I also got some more elastics which I'm wearing now. I was asked if I was wearing them and I partially answered since I've not been that good at wearing them.

There was a guy there getting his retainers adjusted, that was quick and he was out of there before I got out.

After it was all over, I left and headed for work where I had a subway egg sandwich and a banana.

Later lunch was red beans and rice, green peas plus chicken. It was all good and I had no issues. Later for dinner, I had a sandwich with cheese.

Adjustment pictures

Sunday, October 11, 2009

braces guy and former braces guy

I met two braces guy today, well one really.  The one in braces had red ligatures on metallic brackets.  It's been three years so far and he has until March next year to keep them.

The other guy had them for five years and for one of those years he had to wear a headgear at night only.  He is now out of braces, but have worn his retainers so all is well.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

no brushing last night

I got up this morning with an unbrushed mouth from last night.  I was really tired so I did not brush last night.

I brushed without incident and later had some cereal and muffins.  All good stuff, but of course stuck in my mouth, especially that really large space between molars on the upper left.

I did at least put in my elastics this morning though.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Week 136 of being a metal mouth

At week 136 my braces are annoying to say the least, I still love them though. My inner left cheek is raw as the wires are rubbing against it all the time. Both the top and bottom wires are much too long now. I go to the Ortho next Tuesday a.m.

Also, the space between the two molars is quite a bit now. Seems to get wider day by day. Food is always between the two of them :-(.

I got up and brushed without any issues and had a banana on my way out the door. Lunch was some rice, beans and corn. All nice and soft and thus I had no issues. I made sure I brushed after the meal.

At lunch today, I lost an elastic in my mouth, when I took it out, the person I was with noticed it, it was funny...

a guy in clear braces

I met  guy in braces today.  He had clear on the top and the bottom with metallic wires.  He also had one elastic each on the left and the right sides in a "V" shape.  He said its been 2.5 years and the thing that is the most annoying is the appointments.  He seemed happy though.

Week 136 in pictures

Week 136 in pictures