Sunday, May 23, 2010

bleeding while brushing

The pain of my tongue hitting against the buttons continue. I use wax on both of them all day. I am wearing my elastics and that is hurting the anchor points of the elastics.

Braces has not been any fun the last week :-(

I did brush before bed so that is a good thing. There is some amount of bleeding while brushing and I'm not sure why this is the case.

two guys in braces

I saw two guys in braces today. One was with red ligatures and the other with green. I did not get a chance to ask about their treatments.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

no brushing

I did not get a chance to brush tonight and I really needed to do so. I had eaten a lot of seat items and they had all stuck in my teeth so a brushing was really needed.

I continue to use wax on both buttons as well as getting pain from the positions where the elastics are anchored.

Friday, May 21, 2010

drooling a lot now and still tongue pain.


My tongue is just in pain all day today. To top it off, I ate a Vietnames sandwich which had pepper in it. The bread was a bit hard too, so that did not help at all.

Dinner was some meat and rice but still the pain continues. I had wax on the two buttons all day today and my mouth actually waters when I speak now. It is a bit embarrassing as I can feel the spit coming at the corners of my mouth when I speak to anyone.

Yes I am wearing my elastics. Lower canine to last top molar on the left and lower canine to second to last molar on the top right.

this button on my teeth is not fun at all

My tongue continues to feel crappy. I fell asleep last night without brushing :-(. When I awoke this morning, I had some teeth pain where the elastics are anchored. I then removed them and brushed and had some cereal with milk.

It will not be a fun day as I feel a headache coming on...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

my tongue is in pain

My tongue is quite sore from the button.

I brushed last night and this morning, but it still hurts.  I awoke with pain...

I am having some cereal now and have to eat slowly :-(

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

still waxing

I brushed last night without issues; removed the elastics as they were a pain and headed to bed.

This morning, the button is not too bad. I brushed without issues, but my tongue is sore at that point and eating is not fun.

After brushing, I had some cereal as well as a banana. I'll have to add wax again...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

wax once more

I've broken out the wax again. That inner button on the molar is really a pain on my tongue so I have to wax it.

every other loop

I just noticed that my Ortho only put the bracket across every other powerchain loop across the front. Anyone knows why she did

that? I guess it does not need as much tension, but who knows...

Ortho appt. today uugh :-( and pictures

Today is Ortho day and they are never fun at all.

I arrived a bit late and she had started working on the young man who was her 8:30a.  No worries since I was late. I had called to advise of such.

I sat down and did the usual pleasantries catching up on her last month and mine.  She looked at my mouth and determined that the molar was moving but it was turning as it moved so that means I need two buttons on the inside so its rotation can be controlled.

She then proceeded to prepare the two teeth so that the buttons can be added. Once this was done, she then changed the ligatures to dark blue as requested and then added a powerchain across the cuspid and the molar anchoring to where the buttons were placed.  I did have to put a mouth guard in so that the glue could dry.  That caused me to drool quite a bit.

She also adjusted my right elastics so that it is from the second molar to the bottom canine as opposed to the left side which has it from the upper last molar to the lower left canine.  She said that would straighten it all out.

So this is what lingual braces feels like :-(.  Now my tongue is rubbing against the inside of that button all the time.  I will have to add some wax soon as when I ate some cereal earlier my tongue hit up against it all the time and it is slowly becoming sore.

I know the next month will not be fun at all.  Already I'm having a tooth ache on that upper left canine :-(t

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010