Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to All you Fellow Brace-Faces...

I love Thanksgiving. It is a great holiday that allows you to thank God for all the blessings in your life, and you can stuff your face with once-a-year goodies. Such as turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoe souflee, and tons more! It is fabulous! This year however I have to think before I eat. No chewy, no hard, etc... etc... the on-going encumberance of braces. But I have made a pledge to enjoy family time and eating even if I have to skip out on those butterscotch bars... haha. Just make sure to clean your braces discreatly, instead of sticking your finger in your mouth and retrieving any leftovers (which is uber gross). Also make sure to look in the mirror after dinner to check for any collard greens that may be lodged in your braces. Be thankful for your braces. They are getting us all a step closer to that perfect smile. ;) I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! :)

Love and Support Always, Makay

Sunday, November 8, 2009

First Tightening...

I had my very first Ortho appointment since I have gotten my braces on! It was not too bad... at first. She just came up and upgraded my wire, put brackets on the rest of my teeth, and tightened them. I felt like my molars were going to fall out of my head!!! They were so sore the next three days, but they are feeling much better today. Thank goodness!!! I was ready to pull them out of my head! BUT I got good news! My teeth are moving pretty well and they said I can skip the next wire size! :) YAY! I also asked about my narrow top jaw, and if I would need an expander. My Ortho said that my top jaw is indeed slightly narrower, however it is for the most part an illusion because my bottom jaw is out so far. She said I would not need an expander, and that I have a special wire that is widening my pallate. I was pretty glad that I wasn't going to need any more metal in my mouth! I also have noticed a slight difference in the narrowness of my top jaw. It is actually a tad wider! I am seeing such an improvement in my crowding on the bottom as well. Overall I must say I am pleased at how well this is all going so far. I pray it stays that way. :)
Love and Support Always, Makay