Friday, January 20, 2012

Toofs update

Alrighteythen! So I had my consult with the scheduler at Dr White's office yesterday... I thought all the preparations were pretty much done, but besides the extractions (scheduled for tuesday, Jan 31st), I have to have spacers put in all four corners between my molars in the back (top and bottom, left and right). The spacers are little "o" shaped rings that they "floss" between the teeth to create space and move the molars apart. This is done so that Bands can be placed around the back molar(s), which the brackets will attach to for more support than just gluing the brackets (braces) to the teeth. So I will go in on Feb 2nd for the spacers to be put in (takes 5 minutes), a few days after my extractions. THEN I could have scheduled to be braced (har har) on the 9th, BUT that's my hunny's birthday and we'll be going that weekend to LA to eat and be with family, so I dont want to be a pain in the ass just because I may be in pain. So I thought Valentine's Day was a better option. Ha ha. forreals though, Valentines Day 2012 I WILL GET MY BRACES yaaaaaaay!!!

I'm gonna miss my crooked teeth. serio. they're such a part of me now, lol.

I also will have to wear a retainer after 2 years (when I get my braces off) pretty much for the rest of my life. But eventually only a few nights a week, at night only. So that's not so bad.
This whole thing is so weird to be doing as an adult... If my daughter needs ortho treatment you better believe I'll do it for her just because it really sucks to do this later in life. I mean, who wants to be a brace face at the prime of their life? Well, maybe I havent hit my prime yet, but you get the idea. Doing this as an adult sucks bollas. I'm a great mom so I'll at least spare her this. ;)

mas luego

hasta luego Pandaritos! ♪ยช£¡♫

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Before braces...

I am so!!!!!!! self-conscious to post these pictures, but I decided I want to document my progress when I get braces in dun dun! two weeks. I got my wisdom teeth out about two years ago in preparation for this, and I need FOUR more teeth out before I have enough space to work with. Talk about severe crowding, holy cow. I needed braces when I was like 12. So 15 years later here I am.
-I am so excited-
Not so much to have them on, although I think I'll get used to them quickly (as in, be more comfortable when the surprise wears off of others). More so because ive been waiting SO long to have straight teeth. The before and after is gonna be insanely different.

So I had my initial consultation with Dr White a couple weeks ago, then I went in a few days later for x-rays and molds of my teeth/mouth. So now two weeks later I will sit down tomorrow and go over the treatment plan. It sucks because Ima be all excited today, then I have to wait ANOTHER two weeks because thats the earliest the DDS (father of the other orthodontist who shares the office with Dr White) could get my appointment for the extractions >:| It better go by fast. Im gonna make my appt for them to put the braces tomorrow so its just a few days after my extractions. I want this crap Done already. So anxious.

And so I publish these very ugly looking and embarassing pictures of my teeth, and how they look right now.

Treatment plan update later.....