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Braces at 30 – Day 3

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I just want to jot down a few thoughts of my third day with my top brace:

  • Spitting is difficult.  Not usually an issue as I don’t walk around spitting(!), but a bit tricky when brushing teeth.  Who would have thought this would have been more difficult?  We must use our top teeth or top lip more than we think to perform this action!
  • Must remember to remove wax before eating.  Oh yes, I forgot I put three bits of wax on and tried to eat a cheeky piece of cheese.  Not so nice with a blob of wax!
  • Avoid solid food at all costs!  I braved it and added tiny pieces of tomato and onion to my omelette today.  It made it way trickier to eat and so not as enjoyable.  Plain omelettes it is!
  • Food today has been two homemade smoothies, soup, yoghurt and an omelette.  You get the picture!  All quite tasty, but I think this selection will become tedious.  Hopefully I’ll have more options soon.
  • I’m smiling showing my teeth way more already.  This could be because it hurts the inside cheek at the moment to smile with mouth closed, but also because I don’t mind so much now as I know I’ll have perfect teeth soon and the brace shows this.
  • Overall it’s OK.  It’s better than I expected.  I thought I’d be in so much pain I’d not want to do anything, too embarrassed to see anyone and wouldn’t be able to eat at all.  I was wrong about all of these and the above issues are easy to deal with in comparison.  Let’s just hope I don’t start craving apples and raw carrots!


My entire braces & false teeth journey from start to finish!

First orthodontist consultation

Making the decision to get false teeth and braces at 30

Braces booking appointment and moulds

Dentist appointment to check teeth for removal

Two weeks until I get braces

Two baby teeth removed ready for adult braces

Top brace fitting

Braces at 30 - day 2

Braces at 30 - day 3

One week with adult braces

18 days with adult braces

One month with adult braces

What happened at my first brace tightening appointment

3 months with adult braces

4 months with adult braces and another tightening appointment

One week after my third braces tightening

Bottom brace fitting and biting blocks

5th brace tightening

6th brace tightening and update

7th brace tightening and update

Elastics added to my braces from top to bottom

False tooth impression taken for my brace

Temporary false tooth on brace

Braces closing gaps and improving overbite

18 months with a brace

13th braces tightening appointment

22 months with an adult brace before and after

15th tightening appointment braces photos

2 year update with adult braces

17th brace tightening at 24 months with an adult brace

My last braces tightening appointment?

The embarrassing day I get my top brace removed

Essix retainer with false tooth - fitting and photos

Dental implants consultation

Can I get dental implants?

20th braces tightening appointment

Peg tooth extraction

28 months - bottom brace removed!

12 reasons I hate the clear Essix retainer

Hawley retainer fitting appointment

The partial denture disappointment

5 weeks until I get my bridges and false teeth!

The final result of my braces at 30 and false teeth

Before and after braces photos

My teeth whitening experience