16th June 2014 – Adult Braces

Phoned the dentist today and he asked me to go in.

When I got there he had a look and poke about my mouth and said that the reason it had came out was because my gum was swollen and it had pushed the screw out.

As I am back for my next adjustment on the 3rd July he said he would leave it out for now to let my gum calm down and heal as if he put it back in while my gum was still swollen, it would just push out again and come loose.

He left the elastic bit in tho so that’s kind of annoying when I’m trying to eat but apart from that there are no issues.  Will update after my next appointment on the 3rd 🙂


15th June 2014 – Adult Braces

Woke up this morning and the TAD Screw on the right hand side had came out.  It’s much longer than I expected!!!

I felt sick! Had to take it off the elastic and put it into a box.  The Right hand side of my mouth has been really sore today.

As it is Sunday, I will phone the dentist first thing tomorrow morning and see what I should do.

5th June 2014 – Adult Braces

Had the first adjustment this afternoon and boy did it hurt!  I feel like my teeth are in a vice!!!

Hoping the pain and sensitivity isn’t going to be for as long as when I had them put on but the amount of pulling and tightening going on I wouldn’t be surprised if it did!

In all honesty though the whole process has really not been anywhere near as bad as I expected.  I just keep telling myself this afternoon that it’s a good thing it hurts as that means they are moving….right? :-/

Ortho said I had done a good job of keeping them clean and looking after them so that’s good.  Still struggling on with the vape pen as I don’t want anymore staining!  Think he put a few more bands in there as well today but will have a proper look when I get home.

Will post a photo later 🙂

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 .