Friday, April 30, 2010

Six Month Stretch

Okay so I'm a slacker. But hey, you knew this. I'm back to give an update on the bracery. I've made a lot of progress. The gap is now CLOSED! hehe. I'm half way through. I may be able to finish a little early actually since my progress is going so well. Even the doc said he was impressed at how fast things have been coming along. Sorry I didn't keep you well informed but nothing really happened. I've gotten them tightened about every 6 weeks and they put these thing called "e-chains" on that literally look like chains (you can see them on my top 6 teeth) to pull all the front teeth together. They hurt like hell. Anyhoo. thought you'd like to check out my new smile. The next step is getting my bottom teeth pulled in so they fit under my top teeth. Since they pulled the gap closed i've gotten an tiny underbite. Plus they need to make it so the bottom row and top row are centered. So now they have to use rubberbands and stuff to pull the bottom row back and center it. Its such a tedious process but well worth the mucho deniro I invested into it! Enjoy!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

So I'm 4 months in.. and it still sucks. Although I have gotten used to eating so thats no longer an issue. The gap starting closing really in the last month. Initially it was all about getting my top and bottom arches straight. So its straighten out then tighten up.. makes sense. They put these awful powerchain thingies on to close it up.. Its alott of pressure but I kind of like to feel things working. My front teeth are pretty shaky though.. I can feel them jigglin around in there lol. Here's some pics.. Sorry i look a little nutty but both were taken with my camera phone on a whim.. heehee. Enjoy.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pic Update

Bottom pic is what teeth look like now!

Friday, November 20, 2009

ok fine.. I'm updating

After being cursed out by several people. I'm back.

Here's some pics of the teeth. Not a huge change yet. No I don't have any pics of the hot doc.. sorry. But I do have a quick story!

Ok so I went last week to tighten my braces.

I walk in, say hi to the regular peeps. Receptionist, xray dude, the lady that collects the checks (i owe her money so I swiftly pass her lol)... Then I see him.. heeheee... But of course I play it cool, I start talking to x-ray dude about my progress, he thought it had been months because he said he's felt as though he's known me forever.. (he's a little "howwwuddoiinn" and i love it).

So I sit down and I hear the chick who's gonna change my wire ask Dr. Hotness what wire she should put in. So he's like I have to check for myself. (I'm like ok since when does he check anything?) I'm still chit chatting with xray guy and Dr. McHottie walks over and says "so how's that one stripe treating you?"

-- Ok flashback for those of you that don't remember: The first wire he put in had three back had 3 stripes in the middle (to center it) and I went back pissed and he changed it to a wire with one stripe--

So I think to myself, he remembers that? I musta really made a big deal out of it (or been a real bitch) cuz its four weeks later and he sees tons of patients and homie is still talking about it? haha. So I don't look his way.. I just act like i'm looking in my bag for something and I just smile and say "i'm still pissed about it so you better change it today".. He says "ok well no striped wire this week, we got something nice and shiny, no markings, and its made of steel!" yay.

Look at you trying to be all nice, I think to myself. I turn and tell x-ray guy that I need to take some updated pics for my blog and he's like "ok honeyyy! (haha) lets go do that now". As I'm getting up, the Dr. goes to sit next to me. I turn and realize he was just working on someone else's teeth and he left the poor girl there and came over to me. She was def there first so I thought that was kinda messed up and she did not look happy that he left her hanging. So I said "i'm going to do a photo shoot, be right back." He looks at me and says "but I was just about to work on you." I reply -- "um, what about her? You just can't wait huh? she's not done." He starts smiling and says "oh um.." but I cut him off andI look over at xray guy and I say with a smirk in a sing song voice-- "I think Dr. A wants to dooo meee firsttt." So x ray guy is all like "awww snapppp" and starts laughing and the doctor starts blushing like crazyyy and laughing.

Of course I think this is hilarious but the girl he left hanging looks like she wants to punch me in the face. Oops. Oh well. So I say "go finish her and I'll be right back." So I get back from takin pics and he's sitting there waiting for me. I don't know why cuz he didn't need to do a damn thing. He looked for like a second then just started talking about the treatment. He's told me all this already so I look at him and say "we went over this already".. He's like "Oh we did? Are you sure it wasn't the other doctor?" I said "um, yeah cuz you guys look exactly alike and I confuse you all the time!" This was me being sarcastic cuz the other doc is like 3 feet shorter and 30 yrs older. So he started laughing again and he told her which wire to go with and she put it in .. appointment over! We said bye then I bounced. Would you believe the poor girl he skipped was still there!!! And all she was doing was replacing a bracket. Oy. Anyways thats my story.. Hope you enjoyeddd!!!

I think things are coming along nicely but this last wire didn't hurt at all.. I don't think its doing anything... I think he's delaying out my treatment so I have more visits.. he's hot and all but we gotta get this show on the damn road. He better get it together cuz next time I get there I want stronger wires!!! I want to feel this ish working!!! Although maybe he was doing me a favor cuz I really need to be able to eat with Turkey day coming.. hmm. It should be fun giving him a hard time about it though.. haha.. I'll let u know how it goes!

See ya later folks..

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quick One

Man I really been slackin huh?

Well there isn't much to say except that I've gotten pretty used to being a brace face. The eating situation is better and I've mastered the art of getting pieces of food out of the braces fairly quickly without looking like a crazy person.

I did make a mistake today though. I've been pretty careful so far about the things I eat because I live in fear of staining the bands around the braces. So I've stayed away from hot chocolate, dark tea, basically anything that will stain them. Today I had mustard. Ugh.. I realized it as soon as i took a bite. Mustard alwayss stains. But I was hungry and in the sandwich went. I should have gotten mayo but being that I was trying to be "healthy", I got mustard instead. I brushed right away but it was useless.. there it was.. a tinge of yellow green. Barely noticeable but still. It annoyed me. I'm going to try and brush with baking soda and peroxide tonight. That's what I was told would work. We'll see.. I'll let you know. I'm tired of brushing my damn teeth. Every minute. Brush brush brush, floss floss floss.. I have the best dental hygiene i've ever had in my life. Jeez.

Thank goodness I'm going back to the dentist in a week and a half and I'll have brand new ligs! But I'm not looking forward to the pain of tightening these babies. I'll be back on that crappy soft food and advil diet.

I see some progress. I'll try to stop being a lazy ass and post pics.

See ya!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Snap Crackle Pop!!!

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. Yet another side effect of my laziness.

So I've learned that my teeth, like me, are very moody. Especially in the mornings. They get pissed every once in a while and won't allow me to use them to chew. So I've been alternating which side of my mouth to chew on. I wake up in the morning and before I eat breakfast I say "hello teeth.. who's happy today?" Most often its the teeth on my left side that decide to let me have a slice of bread and maybe even a bagel.

There's also been some shaky territory in the front regions of my mouth. By that I mean I can actually feel the teeth move. You know when you lick your lips and you bring the top lip down? When I do that I can actually feel some of my teeth shift inward and there's even little clicking sounds! I asked Dr. Sexy if this was normal and he said yeah cuz the teeth need to be loose in order to move. I'll put up some pics but there isn't a huge difference yet although some people have told me they see "progress". Whatever that means.

I've also been attracting alot of creepy crawly type dudes. This guy whispered to me on the train "you're pretty. but you already knew that. And you gonna look even better when you're done with those braces.. yeah girl. You got it goin on." I just stared at him blankly.

Lately I've been looking at alot of pics of myself and I still can't picture myself without the gap. Anybody out there got some photoshop capabilities? lol. Damn I think I'm really gonna miss it..

Talk soon.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BBQ Ribs.. are so good, yet so bad.

So I tried to eat ribs on Sunday. It was a challenge.

I thought this might be a bit of a fun experiment. I thought I could find out what works and what doesn't work for future reference. So here's what I did:

At first, I tried to go in at an angle. I turned my head to the side and bit in delicately. This worked ok but so much of it ended up in the braces it was a little disappointing. Next thing I tried was stuffing the whole rib into the side of my mouth and chewing the meat off hahahaha. I'm fully aware of how barbaric I sound. But that worked!!! I look like a beast though so that method will be reserved for eating in solitude. Next I tried l using my bottom teeth to scrape the meat off.. (i know you're thinking why won't this girl use a knife and fork?) that was actually very effective because you get that gratification of tearing the meat off of the bones but again alotttt of it went into the braces. I looked like marsha meat mouth.. gross. Then I finally just cut the meat off in pieces with a knife. This is the best method for public eating but the least gratifying. You know when you eat ribs you gotta get up innn there and get ya hands and ya mouth dirty.. mmmm mmmmm gooooood!!

I miss just chewing things normally. The little things we take for granted. Ugh.. I'm only eating ribs at home.

Moral of the story.. braces suck.

See ya later. Enjoy.