Thursday, April 29, 2010

all gone!

All done! The teeth actually look better than that - I got them cleaned, and this was after eating. How nice.

More details later when I've got time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

all is well

I'm still on track to get the braces off on the 28th - 2 weeks from today, I'll be braces free! (Unfortunately, 2 weeks from Friday my husband leaves for a year with the military so I'm not sure if I want the time to pass quickly, or to crawl by).

They added 10 or 12 hooks to my wires and gave me a terrible, criss-crossed, banded-shut bands configuration until I told them I was unable to wear it teaching, and then they changed their minds and had me stick to what I'm doing. But I'm still stuck with the extra hooks... eh, only 2 weeks.

2 weeks!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

getting ready

I'm going to call the orthodontist, of course, but did anyone else get their teeth cleaned the day of de-bracing? Since the orthodontist office is pretty far from my apartment and my two appointments are 5 hours apart, I decided to make a cleaning appointment for a few hours after the de-bracing and before the retainers appointment.

I'm a bit worried about what the color of my teeth will be post-braces. I take good care of them, but even with a dental cleaning they haven't really felt or looked the same since jaw surgery. Yuck. I'm going all out with the professional whitening post braces - I figure if I dropped the insane amount of cash for these braces and surgery, I might as well get the most out of that gorgeous smile!

Braces off T-18 days (my final appointment is on Wednesday, too)