Archive for May, 2010

May 8, 2010

Let’s start this blog off with some good news. I went to my Ortho today to get the rest of my (2) brackets put on and the dental assistant tells me my teeth have already started moving! He showed me the movement that the brackets have been doing the past few weeks versus the one that didn’t have a bracket. It was pretty awesome. I know this sounds weird, but I can’t wait to get them tightened again!

Obviously, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and my family is going to celebrate it by eating dinner at a Chinese Restaurant in San Gabriel. Nothing says “I love you” more than a giant plateful of succulent lobster, right? My mom is still thinking of what gift I should buy her, so she told me to ‘stand by,’ that woman. Really though, my mom deserves the world. I’ve never met a more caring and loving person as much as her. She teaches me to see the good in people and to never judge anyone around me. I was also taught to empathize by her, to take in consideration what others might be going through before seeing the negatives in their actions and words. Forgiveness is one of her stronger traits, so I definitely know where I get it from. Aside from our similar personality traits, she also gave me her hands, feet, and her figure. I’m not kidding, my body is a clone of hers. Love you, Mommy 🙂


May 3, 2010

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your Monday blues are over, I’ve had a rough day but I’m good now! There are some things I know I shouldn’t worry about, and then there are things I should. The only thing I’ve been obsessing over is taking good care of my braces/teeth the past 2 weeks. I have so much ortho gear that I’m certain it will  make the doctor proud. I’m going to do the best I can to keep these teeth as healthy as possible, they say  it speeds up the movement. I’m also planning on taking pictures of my teeth on the 1st of every month just to document the changes to look back on in the future. Sounds fun, right? Right. I’m planning on posting at month 5 or so, so if you’re interested please check back in a few…months. Haaa! After all, I’m only two weeks into this thing, there’s no point in grossing you out just yet. As far as my enunciation of words, I think I’ve improved in most sounds. No one at work is making fun of me as much as the first few days I had them on. I would’ve kick their ass anyway, haha! I’m proud to say I haven’t attempted used any wax on the wires so the inside of my lips/gums are definitely toughening up and getting use to these foreign objects. Another thing is, I think my lips may be getting accustomed to the brackets and it no longer looks like I’m storing nuts in my mouth. Awesome. Eating isn’t such a pain in the ass anymore, well only until the next time my braces get tightened. Unfortunately, I still can’t bite into foods (such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc) from fear of popping off the front brackets. You should have seen me at In & Out the other day, it was a mess. While I was attempting to tear my burger apart, I wanted to shoot myself. Who knew it would be so hard to detach a sliced tomato?

Well, I guess you could say I’ve re-learned the inside of my mouth. I’m peering into it thoroughly after every meal and also brushing after lunch, something I would have never done before. This Saturday will make it four weekends I’ve been driving my butt to Santa Monica for some minor maintenance. After that I’ll be going back every 4 weeks to get them tightened. What a journey.