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.

Friday, October 2, 2009

3 Stripes and you're out!!

Hey peeps.

So went back to the dentist yesterday to complain about my striped wire. Apparently the stripes are there to help them "center" the wire. Nice. You would think whoever invented the wire would think of a better way to do that. So I went in there and Dr. Mclovin says "you just love it here don't you?" I was just smiled and said "yup". So I lay back on the seat and start talking to him about how I bit my cheek and that I was really frustrated while trying to eat. He sat there and listened, nodding and saying "uh huh".. At this point it felt more like therapy session. So he tried to convince me only I could see it when looking really close and it was really subtle. My response- "Dr. A, you're messing with my image as a superstar." He burst out laughing. So for the first time he actually looks like he has a personality. Nice. lol.

So he says he has a wire with only one stripe (yay!) BUT.. its a stronger wire so it will be a little tighter on my teeth. Why is beauty so painful?!?! Ugh.. Oh well, I took the new wire. Oh and the Heavy Hand Champion wasn't there so the girl that I really like put in the new wire. I asked her name so I could request her next time. She's really gentle. So when I'm done, she calls the doc to look at it.. and he comes really close to my face to look at the wire... like realllyyy close.. did I mention he's hot? lol

Today my teeth are hurting thanks to the tighter wire, I guess that's what I get for being so vain. Back to the advil and ramen noodles for now. Be back soon. Enjoy.