Monday, March 10, 2008

First Cleaning with Braces

Well...I was in at 9:30 and out by 10. As I mentioned before, I left my wires on. It went really quick, although I shouldn't be surprised...they are professionals.
The dentist came in and checked for cavities - NONE! Then he did minimal scraping. He said I am doing a good job overall of brushing and flossing - even on those back teeth :) i wondered how the polishing part would go because I still don't have 100% of the feeling back in my upper lip and there are still some odd senations from time to time. It went fine though - no discomfort. I go back in September. Ortho appointment on 3/25...Stay Tuned...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Just Checking In...

Nothing new to report...well one thing...That powerchain closed up the spaces in my bottom teeth in about 24 hours!
I have an ortho appt coming up on March 25th....They are putting a stronger wire on the bottom. Maybe I will have something new to report about the progress of the top teeth as well :) I have my first teeth cleaning since getting my braces on too. I thought I would have to have my wires taken off but my ortho and dentist said it's not necessary...Has anyone else had a cleaning with their wires on?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I am SO Depressed...

My Patriots lost the Superbowl.....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I know I have been missing in action for awhile! Well that's because NOTHING was happening (and I started a new job that is keeping me very busy). I was still checking up on all of you though :)
Today I had my first ortho appointment in 8 weeks. They put a powerchain on my bottom teeth to get those spaces closed. That's it... I asked about "THE EXPANDER" that I am STILL wearing and he said that he would take it out when my gap closes. He really wasn't kidding when he told me 4-6 months at the beginning of all this... Well I still have a gap from the SARPE, but it is considerably smaller than it was back in November. I have a wedding to go to in the Bahamas in April so I am hoping that it is closed by then!
Also, I have about 99% feeling back in my lip, teeth and gums - so that is great!
My camera is broken, but I'll borrow one and post an updated pick soon.