Tuesday, December 22, 2009

three people in braces

I met three person in braces at lunch:

1). I had noticed this lady in braces as I waited for my table. As it turns out, I got a seat next to her. As I sat down, she commented that I had braces so we started talking. She said that she's had them since July 2009 and will have them for another two years. She had one tooth that did not have the wire attached to it. Her ligatures were bright green for the Holidays. She was quite pleasant and also asked about my treatment.

2). As I was leaving, I met a guy who was also in braces. He had metallic braces with gold ligatures. His metallic ligatures were really pronounced. He said it's been a year and he has another year and a half to go.

3). Then I saw another lady who had blue ligatures on metallic braces, but did not get a chance to talk with here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

two guys in braces at the club

There were two guys in braces at the club tonight.  They both had metallic brackets and were in different phases.  Neither had powerchains.  One had dark blue ligatures and has two extractions on the top and has a protruding upper arch so it will take some time for him.  Would not be surprised if he had to wear a headgear as well.  The other had blue ligatures.  Neither had elastics.  I had no opportunity to chat with either of them.
I usually don't see guys in braces at the Club, except for once.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another colleague in braces

My female co-worker now has braces.  Metallic on top and bottom with what looks like black ligatures.  She is having a hard time with it and can't really eat anything.  She also sound funny when she talks ;-).  I remember those days all too clearly.  She will have them for 2.5 years.  She also has kids that have braces so that makes it funnier :-).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I had my adjustment today

I had an early morning appt. with the Ortho and then an appt. for a cleaning.

The Ortho appt. went well with the Asst. suggesting I get some festive Christmas colors.  So I got red.  I was only going to get dark blue, but ended up doing dark blue on top and red on the bottom. I also have a new spring between the two upper left molard.

Then it was off to the dentist after paying $109.00 towards my $400 retainers.  I already paid $100 so I'm almost done.  Don't know when I will see those as it is very slow going with this molar movement.

The cleaning went well, although the hygenist says that I need to use fluoride more as my teeth is getting white in areas due to the braces.  I do have fluoride but I've been delinquent.  She also says that I should floss and use my electronic toothbrush, two things I've been delinquent about.  Geez, how do they know these things?

I ended up paying $45 for a fluoride treatment after having my mouth prodded. I felt really bad as I have a blister on my upper left lip and between my two lips on the left side.  :-(.  It was funny to hear my dentist talk about my Ortho's work.  I have to place a bridge or an implant where that missing space is when this is all over, so we talked about that a bit.

Here are some pictures of the Ortho appt.






Comments from a lady about my braces

I went looking for glasses today and the lady commented on my braces. She was genuinely interested as she had just taken hers off 6 months ago. Although I did think that she needed braces when I saw her first. As she has her "eye" teeth still way up, but I guess that is as far as it will come down.

We had a really good conversation about treatment, etc. She wished me luck as I left the store and wowed when I told her it had already been 2 years and 9 months and I still have at least anotehr 6 months to a year to go.

A video of my Adjustment at the end of week 144

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A guy in braces

I met a guy in braces who had metallic brackets plus dark blue ligatures. He says he's had them for 1.5 years now with another 6 months to go. He was happy to see another guy in braces, he says and we both wished each other luck with our treatments.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

elastics hurt

I've put in some elastics and they are a pain in the mouth :-(. Also having some cereal for breakfast.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Week 144 in braces

I awoke this morning after brushing last night. I sadly have a fever blister on my upper right lip. I hate when that happens and have never been able to figure out what causes it. I awoke on Sunday a.m. to find it there :-(.

The space between the upper left molars is now quite huge. Also my purple ligatures are very faded now. Progress is slow I guess.

I had some cereal before heading out to work. For lunch, I had a chicken sandwich from a Vietnamese restaurant which was really quite good. The bread was a little hard though.

I did have some fruit later which was not so good. I had bought two mangoes and one was not good at all. Then I had some grapes as well.

I will ensure I brush before bed tonight.

Week 144 in pictures
















Weeks 135-144 in video