Sunday, January 31, 2010

a guy in braces

I met a guy today who was in metallic braces.  He says that his partner got him to get braces and is actually paying for them.  He has metallic on top and bottom and have had them for four months now.  He is scheduled to have them for 1.5 years in all.

He says that his first month was the worst as he could not each much at all.  Now he is much better.  He has silver brackets and no rubber bands as yet and also does not have to wear a headgear.  It was fun talking to him about his treatment.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

a guy in braces

I was in the store and met a guy in braces. he had black ligatures with silver metallic brackets. he says that he's had them for 1.5 years and will get them off in two months. Lucky him.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Week 152 and no end in sight

I awoke this morning to a bit of molar pain.  I had fallen asleep last night without brushing sadly.  I did have my elastics in though, which is a good thing.

I'm still aching from my adjustment yesterday :-(.  This braces thing is interesting.

I then brushed and added elastics, took my normal weekly pictures and had some cereal and then banana.

Later, I had a cheese sandwich with some turkey and some juice.  The molar pain continues sadly.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Week 151 in braces

It is week 151 in braces. I have a huge space between the upper left molars. Now everything I eat and I mean everything gets stuck in there!

I fell asleep last night so I did not get a chance to brush before bed. I did do so this morning when I awoke though. I've gotten a bit laxed on taking proper brushing, flossing, etc. care lately. Imust get back on track. It is just that some nights I'm so tired I can't take teh time to do it.

Breakfast was some Honey nut cheerios and a banana, then lunch was some soup which was really good!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

a sleeping guy in braces

I was on the bus today and there was a guy in braces sleeping.  It was funny as his mouth was open as he slept.  He had metallic braces on top and bottom with black ligatures.  As he was asleep I did not get an opportunity to ask him about his treatment.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A friend in braces

I've been chatting with a friend in the U.K. ever since I got braces.  His wife was in braces at the time, so we had something in common.  She got her braces off late last year I think.

Today, he IMed me and advised that early last week he got braces to fix a crooked bottom and also to close a gap on his upper arch.  He opted for clear ceramics with a metal wire on top and had to get metallic brckets on the bottom with silver ligatures I think.  It will be great to share experiences with him now that we are both in the same predicament.  No headgear or any additional appliances is needed he says.

His treatment should last about a year he says, so that means he will perhaps be out of braces before I get done.  Geez...

wearing those elastics

I awoke this morning and brushed. I had my elastics in so I changed them. There was not much in the house to eat so I went out by a nearby Kentucky and had two snackers. of course they stuck in my spaces and between the brackets.

Later, I had a cheese sandwich, a mango and a banana. Trying to stay healthy.

A friend had texted me to go to breakfast, but I'd been up too late so I could not make it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces who has two more months to go. He was quite excited.  This is his second time in braces as he never wore his retainers on the lat trip down this road.  He has clear brackets with silver wires.  He's had braces since August 2008.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Week 150 has arrived

Week 150 is here and I'm still in braces.  Now with tooth colored ligatures, geez...The space between the molars is quite large now and closing the other space

Saturday, January 9, 2010

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces. He has metallic brackets on top and bottom with silver ligatures. We chatted for quite some time about our treatments as well. He's had them for two years and has about another 6 months to go. He does not mind wearing them at all, he says.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Week 149 - geez

I awoke this morning at week 149. I was in a little pain as I had my adjustment yesterday, aargh. Not too much though.

I brushed, then had some cereal. later, I had some bread, a banana and a mango. The mango was crap so I did not get to eat much of it.

Later I weighed and weighed in at 119lbs. A little high, I need to stop eating crap.

I did not put any elastics, my Ortho will be mad. That space between the two molars is realyl increasing it is so large now.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010

So, it is yet another year and I'm still in braces. Not that it bothers me, that I've completed two full years in braces (2008 and 2009). In two months (Feb. 28, 2010), it will be exactly three years in braces. That is 6 months more than projected and I feel I have further yet to go.

But not to worry, Happy New Year, life continues.