Monday, March 29, 2010

long wire

the wire on the lower arch is really protruding beyond the last bracket. it does need to be cut now. i guess missing my appts. does not help.i awoke and brushed this morning.no issues, just

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Week 160 is here and a guy in braces

It's week 160! Yeah, I think.  So that gap between the molars is really big now.  Will add pictures later.

I had no breakfast today and just had something to drink for lunch; famished now.

On my way home the driver had braces.  They were metallic with red ligatures.  He's had them for 15 years he says as he has not gone back to get them off since he has moved.  His teeth are straight he says, he just needs to get them off.  Really, he's removed the wires and only has like three brackets on his front teeth.  He's taken off a few of the brackets.  He says he has no money yet to find an Ortho.  It was too expensive to finish it up in his country.

I wished him luck with his treatment when he re-starts it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I hate beef and three guys in braces

I hate having beef as all it does it just sticks in the gaps between my braces and behind the wires and brackets :-(. This is really annoying, but I really love beef :-). I'll spend the next few minutes trying to get it from my teeh now, grr...

Do you have issues with beef?

I ate quite a bit today as well, but some of that was fruits so that is a good thing.

I did also see three guys in braces, but did not get a chance to talk to anyone of them. They all had metallic braces with colored ligatures. One was dark blue, green and aqua.

Would you rather have bad teeth or wear braces?

As a guy in braces, you end up noticing people's teeth all the time.  Now some people can't afford to get braces and other others ou know definitely can, but don't.  So it got me thinking that it seems that people would rather have a crappy smile than get braces as there is so much stigma associated with braces.  What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fasting and a guy in braces

I'm in a dieting mode.  So for the last 18 hours or so, I have not eaten anything.  My aim at improving my life and losing some weight.  So fasting once a week on a Sunday for 24 hours.

I did brush this morning once I was awake and then put in some elastics.

On my way to work I saw a guy in braces sleeping on the bus.  I had seen him once before, but did not have a chance to talk to him about his treatment.  He has black ligatures with metallic brackets on both top and bottom.  He says that he's had them for a year now and was not sure how much longer to go, but he thinks about another two months or so.

Will eat something in a bit.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I ate curry again, oops

I just had some curry, my favorite food, but I forget that I should nto do that with braces as it stains them.  So my baby blue ligautures are now yellowish green :-(.  uugh.

I had awoken this morning and removed my elastics and brushed without issues.  I had also brushed last night before bed so that was good.  I need to put the elastics back in soon.  Hopefully I remember to do so.  I also had some nuts after teh curry.  I need to brush again though.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

two guys in braces

The guy at the door of a local club had braces tonight. I'd talked to him before about it. He still has a ways to go. He gave me a full metallic smile tonight as I walked in. We then caught up on our treatments.

There was also another guy there in braces too. He had full metal top and bottom with one elastics each on the upper to lower canines on both sides. I did not get a chance to talk with him about his treatment.

I met a guy my age in braces

I was in a line today and the guy behind me said hello. He pointed to his lower arches and said "Hey, we both have braces, I can't believe I'm 44 and have braces." I said, so am I so you are not alone.

He only has braces on the bottoms as he said his bottoms were very crooked. He actually had one extraction done. He's had braces since August of last year and has two more months to go. Lucky guy. He had metallic brackets with metallic wire and a clear powerchain going from molar to molar.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Week 157

So another week has passed now.  It is 3 years and one week.  Aargh.

No end in sight.  This morning I got up with pain in my lower molars.  That new wire is really tough and causing issues as it continues to move my teeth.  It is a rectangular wire.

Brushing was no issues, except for the molar pain.  Brushing last night was fine as well.  Yes, I did not fall asleep without brushing again.

The gap on the upper left is quite large now and I have quite an overbite, but that is what the Ortho says should happen.  I will ensure I place in elastics this morning as I took them out before bed since I was in pain :-(.

I'll have some cereal before exiting for work.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

hurting teeth

I awoke and brushed having forgotten to brush last night as I fell asleep.

I ran out of the house as I was late so no breakfast. At work I had none either until lunch which was catfish and rice and a roll. Not bad. Later, I brushed at work and then at home I had a slice of bread with cheese and some cashew nuts. Yes I know I should not eat that, but I was hungry. My teeth are really hurting. This lower new wire is putting the hurt on me :-(.

Monday, March 1, 2010

headache and pain today

I fell asleep last night and did not get a chance to brush. This morning, I did so once I got up. I did out in elastics before heading out.

For breakfast, I had some cereal before heading out to work. later I had some cake then fish for lunch.

I did brush after lunch as my mouth was full of fish and rice particles. Dinner was actualyl jsut a cheese sandwich with some grapes later.

I have such an headache and my teeth are hurting so bad :-(