Why was I suprised today when my lovely ortho decides to swap one torture instrument for another! A few weeks ago I had my metal bar removed from the top of my mouth because it had started to dig in causing a nice little hole in the roof of my mouth. This was great news… Continue reading Adult braces- elastics time!
Today was my 8 week orthodontist appointment and I was quite looking forward to this one! (I had obviously gone too long between appointments, who looks forward to that chair?!) The reason I was looking forward to it was because my last remaining tooth had moved into the space made for it and was today… Continue reading Adult Braces 11 months in
So a couple of days ago I shared how I had a loose wire at the back of my mouth which kept coming out of place and digging into my cheek. Well after 2 days of being uncomfortable and struggling with it I booked an emergency appointment at the orthodontist. This was much easier than… Continue reading Adult Braces- loose wire the update
So I can't believe it's coming up to 7 months I've had these things fitted to my teeth now and it feels like I've never been without them! I'm pain free, I have a way of eating where I can mostly manage everything I want but I know what should and shouldn't be eaten in… Continue reading Adult braces- 7 months in and a loose wire!
So today I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be until about an hour before the appointment, I guess I have being busy at work to thank for that. Sitting in the waiting room I saw the same nice dental nurse take a woman upstairs for her appointment that I had when I… Continue reading Adult braces- the first tightening
So its been 4 weeks since I had this contraption fitted to my mouth! 4 weeks since I could bite down properly on food, smile without feeling self conscious and get through a day without a pain somewhere of some sort! Every single day I'm finding foods still I can't eat without it hurting my… Continue reading Beautiful with braces
Well the day had finally arrived where I was able to have my braces fitted. I was fine up until an hour before the appointment when I got so unbelievably nervous I had butterflies. I arrived at the the appointment and they were all very lovely and told me how it wouldn't hurt. I didn't… Continue reading Adult braces- here we go!
So today I have managed my pain relief much better and it has worked out a better day. Work passed uneventfully with soup and a shake and this evening I helped T finish her homework project and then washed and dried her hair. This is something I've loved to do since it started to grow… Continue reading Little by little
Yesterday was hard. my gums are so sore all I dare eat at work all day was a shake and some soup. I did the salt rinse at lunch time which as always made me feel sick. After I got home I made dinner for Scott and T, walked the dog, helped T do some… Continue reading Bye bye evening
So today I got my metal bar fitted ready to get my braces and oh my word this us going to take some getting used to! It feels like right now I have this alien object in my mouth which prevents me from swallowing properly, eating and gives me a slight lisp! I just tried… Continue reading Adult braces- the metal bar