Wednesday, March 30, 2011

4 years and 4 weeks into this deal

Well, its 4 years and 1 month since I started the journey.
The inner left cheek is a bit sore from the top wire poking it all the time.
Still wearing my elastics like a good patient.  But the re-alignment has a ways to go.  The molar is actually moving forward quite quickly.  Much quicker than I thought.
I still have issues with putting the elastics on the upper left molar; will see if they can make the hook more accessible on my next visit.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

met a lady in braces

met this girl in braces who also had silver brackets as well as silver powerchains.  She says that its been two years now and she will be out of them next month.  She says she can't wait to get done.  She thought it was odd that I've had mine in for so long.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

a guy in braces

I met a guy in braces today; he had silver brackets on top and both for the last two years.  He says that he should have been out of them last month, but his Ortho says it will be this month; next week.

Monday, March 14, 2011

cut in jaw

Just felt a cut in my right inner jaw :-(.  Sometimes braces are a pain in the mouth :-(.

Two guys in braces

I met a guy in braces who has had them for 6 months.  He has silver ligatures on top and bottom as well, just like I do now.

he says he has about another year left.

I met another guy, but did not get a chance to talk about his treatment.  He had metal brackets with black ligatures on top and bottom with some extractions.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

hard food :-(

I just had some cereal and a bagel for breakfast.  That bagel was so hard :-(.

I'm staring at an apple but can't do it.  I also had a grapefruit, whose exterior was really hard to bit even after I'd taken off all the red skin :-(.

These new elastics to put my midline back to where it belongs is really tight on my teeth uugh...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Met a guy in braces

I just met a guy in braces who has ceramics on top but metallics on the bottom.  He says his Ortho told him 1.5 years, but it is taking longer.  He also mentioned that two of his family members only took a year.  Oh well.

My teeth still hurts but thankfully not as bad.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

more pain

I awoke with teeth pain :-(.
I guess this new elastic combination sucks!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Week 209: My Teeth really hurts :-(

Its 209 weeks since I got braces.  Good grief.

My front teeth are hurting so bad at the moment; This new elastic combination is just bad and will take some time to get used to I guess.  My midline is really off so I definitely need them.
I had a chicken sandwich for lunch today as well as two, well three cookies.  Yes, I ate too much.
Once home, I had crackers of all things.  Well, I was hungry, then some peanuts (I ate them with my molars).  Still hurt.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I had my adjustment today

At 8:30a, I arrived at the Ortho's office.

The asst. took off the elastics and powerchains and then asked me what color I wanted; I'll be dull and have silver I said.

She changed the top and then waited for the Ortho to come over.  Once she did, she kept making ohhs and ahhs... Apparently my teeth had changed dramatically as she looked at the impression of my mouth when I'd first come in.  It was truly remarkable indeed.

Then she out the powerchains on the bottom.  Also, I now needed different elastics.  The elastics were now sea lion and heavy ones. In some crazy format so it will now re-align my mid line.
On the left, it goes from lower #3 to upper molar and on the right upper molar to lower #3, canine.  The sea lion elastics are on the right.