Tuesday, April 27, 2010

no brushing last night :-(

Last night, I fell asleep without brushing. When I awoke this morning, I had wads of food stuck between the wires, the brackets and my teeth ;-(. Especially since I ate some hard food last night.

It took a while to brush all that stuff out. After which I had some cereal, which just put stuff right back in there.

Monday, April 26, 2010

no food for a few hours today

I awoke this morning and then brushed first thing. I've been fasting on Mondays so I did not have anything to eat for most of the day.

Last night, I did brush before bed, but awoke and felt a slight pain where the elastics anchored to both my upper and lower arches.

I did not have any breakfast. I added elastic on my way out the door.
Later once home, I had some almonds and a cheese sandwich.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

the checkout guy has braces

I went to my local grocery store and the checkout guy had braces on his top arch only.  I asked him how long he's had it he says about a year and about 1.5 years to go.  They were metallic braces with silver ligatures.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I met three guys in braces

The first guy had braces on his lower arch only. They were fully metallic with silver ligatures. He's had them since Feb. 2010 and will have them for 11 months. He says he's had braces before but did not wear his retainers and now he has to wear them again.

The second guy had ceramic braces on both top and bottom. He had them with a metallic wire. Once we spoke he said that he is thinking of getting gold ligatures. He's had his braces for one and a half year and has another year to go.

The third guy had metallic braces and has had them for a year with about three months left in his treatment. He had black ligatures on both top and bottom. I was the only one with powerchains and elastics.

Friday, April 23, 2010

a lady in braces

I met a lady in braces who has had them since the beginning of the month. She only has her top braces at the moment and will get the bottoms in a month. She says she has a lot of initial pain as her mouth gets used to them. She has blue ligatures at the moment.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

a lady in braces

I met a lady in braces who actually had elastics in the same positions as I do; from rear upper molar to lower canines. I did not get a chance to ask her about her treatment. She does have metallic brackets with silver ligatures, no powerchains.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New pictures after my adjustment

I visited my Ortho finally after being absent for a few weeks. It was a quick one. The removed my elastics, removed the powerchains and then adjusted the upper spring and adjusted the upper wire. Then placed the black ligatures on top and red ligatures on the bottom. Next appt. Apr. 29. Check out the pictures below.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Week 162 in braces pictures

Sorry about the cornflakes.