30th May 2014

Well today I was looking at my teeth and decided to compare the photo I took before and the one I took tonight.

I was amazed at the difference. I know they are not perfect and I knew they had moved a little but I genuinely had no idea how much they had moved.

Here’s the photos to compare.



27th May 2014 – Adult Braces

Hi Everyone

Sorry I’ve not updated in a while.

Not much has changed since the last time, my teeth still hurt, I even drooled at a meeting!! Yes Drooled!! Still can’t eat anything like a normal person still just drinking water, TBH it’s all getting a bit boring lol  All I do now is say to people no I can’t eat that or no I can’t drink that and brush my teeth.

Bad news, the one band I have in for the moment is now stained! really upset as I have been really careful and brushed my teeth after everything I eat not sure if it was the coffee or the nicotine, probably a mixture of both tbh :-/  Going to try using one of those vape pens and see if that will take me off the cigarettes, I doubt it but it’s worth a try.

Only slight movements with my teeth, nothing too noticable.  But they must be moving if they are still sore right?? lol

Went along to the awards dinner and had to become vegetarian for the night so I was actually able to eat something.  Not many people noticed but as the night went on and everyone got a little tipsy I got the comments flooding in.  some good, some of shock that they hadn’t noticed them earlier and some just really curious.  It felt really weird brushing my teeth in a public toilet while everyone else was reapplying their lippy! lol

Next appointment is on the 5th June.  He will probably be annoyed with me because the band is stained but hey ho I may as well go the whole hog and have a curry the night before as well haha. If i’m going to stain the band then I may as well do it properly and enjoy it!!!



13th May 2014 – Adult Braces

Today my teeth feel a bit sore again.

Managed to eat a sandwich albeit cut into about 12 pieces! Feeling a bit down about it all today but all I can do is think of the end result.

Canny even eat a grape!! It took me about 15 minutes to eat 2 grapes quartered.  Went shopping for my dress for Sunday but just felt rubbish in everything. Will need to get a dress that will take the attention away from my braces lol awards dinner isn’t the best thing to be going to.  I’m sure it will all be ok though kind of hoping this is just an off day.


12th May 2014 – Adult Braces

Well Saturday went well my first public outing as a brace face.

After a few wines I forgot they were there but at the start I was extremely conscious of them.

Today was my first day back at work and it was a mixed day of people saying they are hardly noticeable to others taking the mick. But is was all in the name if banter so I’ll let them away with it.

Still really missing biting things and my teeth still feel a bit jangly lol but all in I’m getting more used to them. It’s just a total pain having to jet wash my mouth and brush my teeth after everything I eat or drink #braceproblems .


10th May 2014 – Adult Braces

3rd day of being a brace face. Still some sensitivity but managing to chew a little better.

I knew food would get stuck in the braces but I genuinely didn’t realise how much!! Thank god I invested in a water flosser. I dread to think what I would be like without it.

A few people have been staring a bit but nothing too bad that I can’t handle it. Starting to get a bit more used to it. One thing I would say is make sure you stock up on lip care.

The real test will be my first real outing in public tonight. I’m meeting up with my friends tonight for a drink so we will see how it goes.


9th May 2014 – Adult Braces

Well yesterday was obviously the braces giving me a false sense of security!!!

I woke up last night in complete agony and again this morning 😦 I think pain killers are going to become my new best friend lol

Tried out my travel kit today and without the water flosser I still had bits of scrambled egg stuck in my teeth so needless to say the water flosser will be coming everywhere with me lol

Eating scrambled egg was ok though. Even though all my teeth feel like they are about to fall out.

Still I chose this and I’m excited to see the end result. Its a long road ahead of me but I’m determined to get there.

Still not shown them in public and I’m stressing out about the awards dinner next week. How am I going to get a clutch bag that holds a toothbrush a water flosser mouthwash and ortho wax lol

8th May 2014 – Adult Braces

Today was the dreaded day and to be honest it was no where near as bad as I thought it was going to be.

It feels really weird, but at least my speech isn’t affected #result. It just felt a bit tight when he was putting them on. 7 hours on and I have managed to eat some shepards pie and I’m in next to no pain. My teeth just feel a bit sensitive. Couldn’t chew the mince but at least I ate the mashed potatoes.

My bottom lip feels like it’s been attacked by wolverine but the ortho wax seems to have eased that slightly.

All good so far and better than expected. If I can do this anyone can!!