Braces at 30 – Day 3
Braces at 30 – Day 3
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 baby teeth removed ready for adult braces
What happened at my first brace tightening appointment
4 months with adult braces and another tightening appointment
One week after my third braces tightening
Bottom brace fitting and biting blocks
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
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
20th braces tightening appointment
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