Tuesday, 5 June 2012

15 months of braces

 I feel like it won't be long before I'm writing 982 months of braces!

Tomorrow will mark 15 months of braces.  Here are my pics for this month.  Since the last ones I've had the disgusting "transparent" (i.e. yellow after being in my mouth for so long) bands around my front brackets taken off.    I think the point of these bands was to close the gap between my front teeth, and I'm a bit concerned, because since I've had them off the gap has started opening up a bit :s  Also I have these weird wires going from my back brackets to my canines, which you might be able to see on the side shots.  Don't really know what these are doing.

My bottom teeth are getting REALLY brown.  I tried to take a photo in the hope that I would get lots of encouraging comments telling me that it's normal and the brownness will go after the braces are off, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately!) you can't see the brown in the pics very well.  I've got an appointment with the hygienist at my dentist soon, so hopefully she will be able to scrub a lot of the brown off.  I really hope so anyway.

On the bottom picture, I went a bit crazy with Paint and decided to draw lines from points in my teeth/jaws/mouth that should be level, to try and illustrate the wonkiness of my jaws.  I've noticed that my chin is also wonky - I don't think this is something anybody else would ever notice, so it doesn't bother me too much, but I'm wondering if my top jaw being wonky is causing my bottom jaw to be wonky which is causing my chin to be wonky?!  I don't know, maybe I'm just over thinking it all!