Friday, April 29, 2011

14 Months, 3 Weeks, and 3 loooong days.

It seems like when I first got braces time flew by. I got them on and before I knew it, it was time for an adjustment... and then a year passed. 
Now. time. is. dragging. on.
I feel like these things have been on for a decade. 
I always thought that once I got my braces on I would just get use to them and eventually forget they were there. 
Not the case. 
I am aware every second of the day I have braces. 
If I forget, even for a second, that I have them
someone is kind enough to remind me.
Tonight at dinner is a fine example. 
Me and my husband went out. 
Eating out is always a challenge for someone with braces. 
You want to make sure that you order something that doesn't cause a huge mouth malfunction.
Well, we were eating and all of the sudden my husband turns to me and says, 
"I'm so glad I don't have braces." 
Wow honey thanks. I know he didn't mean it they way he said it but crap man. As if I don't feel disgusting enough while eating in public. 
Next Friday I go back for an adjustment, some new brackets, and some new elastics.
Hurray for another painful weekend.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

14 Months 1 Week

So I figured I would post some pictures of actual progression instead of me just being silly. If you want to see all the progression pictures from the beginning I added a progressions page, it is over to the right. It has everything from the beginning. Anywho... Everything in the mouth is looking pretty good. I have some spaces opening up on my top teeth. The ortho said that these are nothing to worry about. He is trying to get my jaw all sorted out then he says he will go back and tighten everything up. I am just shocked looking back at how my teeth touch now when I close my mouth. I am wearing my bands like it is my job. Every single night I put those bad boys in. I do not want to go back to springs. Since today is Sunday I am wearing them today too... A little extra couldn't hurt right? I go back in 3 1/2 weeks and I just want everything to be right. I want to get movin' on to the next step, whatever that might be. So without further adu... here are my teeth!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Angry ram, no makeup, loads of homework... what a Saturday!

 I don't know why they put a picture of an angry ram on my elastics but whatever my springs are off and i am on top of the world!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

14 Months and I'm the happiest girl alive!

Went in today for my adjustment and it was the best adjustment to date. I FINALLY got my springs taken off. I went into the appointment trying not to get my hopes up that the springs would be removed. Nothing would be worse that getting all excited only to find out I had to wear them another 6 weeks. So he looked in my mouth a bit and I finally just blurted it out... can we take the springs out yet? He responded as if it was a no and my heart dropped... Just kidding, he said, we're taking them out. Woot!!! Score!!! Now I just have bands to wear at night. Simple configuration, just from the top canine to the bottom... I don't know... back tooth? I'm pretty happy I only have to wear them at night because it is kinda hard to open my mouth and talk with them in. More good news, I go in for my next visit in 4 weeks. On my next appointment he is going to put brackets on the very back teeth on top. Then we are going to work on pulling my molars down so they actually touch when I bite down. I just have this great feeling that I am getting closer to being debraced. I know it wont be for a while but a girl can dream!