One day Ive visited dear Alma Mater, I spent a lot of time here, playing volleyball and softball. And the most remembering my childhood crush Bro, who was three years ahead from. There are so many things that have changed and Im sure it for the better. Walking around for hours alone as I saw [...] read more »
A week ago, I went in for my first appointment after the consultation. It was an easy visit, since they only took pictures and impressions of my teeth. The impressions are for the dentist to plan and predict the movement of my teeth. The procedure was incredibly easy:
a chemical mixture is mixed and a "playdoh"-like compound is formed
this is placed on a mouth tray and onto my top row of teeth
after a minute or so, it's popped out
repeat procedure for the bottom row of teeth
The mixture doesn't taste li... read more »
I started "Tales of a Bridesmaid" blogentriesto document all of the joys and headaches of being a member of the wedding party. Well, to play off of that, I'm going to be documenting my journey into adult braces. I'm a sucker for alliteration, so I give you:Braces By by Blow! Hate it? Don't worry, it's only going to be 6 months.
As its inaugural entry, these are the reasons why and how I've arrived at making this decision. Since childhood....
I've always felt insecure about my teeth. I'm not overly co... read more »
There it is, right at the bottom of the list! Hamza made the 'board of fame' for getting his braces on today.
After almost 2 hours of work and much gagging (so I'm told), Hamza has a mouth full of hardware. He actually looks quite cute!
Pardon the crummy picture. He can't ever keep his eyes open if the camera flash goes off, and evidently his glasses have weeks worth of grubby paw prints he hasn't cleaned off. But you get the gist of it!
I hope he takes good care of those pearly whites! read more »
...several x-rays and molds, a few serial extractions, and over a year of wearing headgear, Hamza is finally going in for his braces tomorrow. The waiting was to let more of Hamza's primary teeth to come loose, then some extractions to help the permanent teeth drop in place. Then the headgear to slow down the growth of his upper jaw, and give time for the growth of his lower jaw to catch up, hence correcting his overbite. Now all his baby teeth are gone, and it is time for a full set of braces. He has a ... read more »