22 October 2011

First ever adjustment!

So I had my first appointment since the braces went on! I got my wires changed for thicker ones (I heard her say '1-4' to her assistant) and apparently this is when the real test starts - if my brackets stay on this time they should be fine for the rest of my treatment, YAY! :)
As always, the bracket on my lower left incisor popped off when she was fitting the ligatures, so she roughened the surface of the tooth up to try and get it to stick better.
Before I left she got my molds out from before I had the braces, and I'm so so pleased to say I could see progress! The teeth on the top right are so much straighter already - I never thought it would happen that quickly!

Here's some comparison photos :)

Horrendous pre-braces photo...

After 45 days - look at those baby's on the left!!!! (my top right teeth)

On the photo above you can see that pesky incisor with a half-tied lig on.

Oh AND I now have bright pink ligatures! The whole colour choosing process gets me far too excited :') Next appointment is the 23rd December, Christmas Eve's Eve!

08 October 2011

1 month anniversary!

Yesterday (the 7th) marked 1 month in braces! Yay :)
I can't believe it's been a month already, the time has flown over!
I'm feeling so much more comfortable in my braces, I'm not really that self-conscious about them anymore. They feel like a part of me now :)
I'm seeing my orthodontist in two weeks. I can't wait, the wire on the top right side is sticking out and tearing up my mouth whenever I laugh which isn't so fun.
I'll probably post pictures once I see my OD, I haven't noticed any progress myself but she might have, she's the expert after all.

P.S. Kissing in braces = not a problem! He said he didn't notice them AT ALL so that's another myth busted :)