Thursday, August 18, 2011


Well, they are officially on. What a process and one that I am not surprised I blocked out of my junior high memories. Although things have changed a bit. This crazy contraption is what they had me in for almost two hours:

The whole time my mouth was being sucked dry and pulled open beyond comfort, I could not help but think that the man who invented this terrible device must also have been the man behind creating the jaw trap device in Saw.

A bit dramatic? Not one bit.

Anyway I will try to have the hubby take some pictures so we can begin to track the process but I can already tell that the teeth are on the move! Slimfast and mashed potatoes for me :) I think I will have to invest in some mac and cheese too. If anyone has ideas for soft, good-to-eat-with-braces food I am all ears! I'm sure many things will begin to get boring.

I've been hearing this a lot in 24 hours, but they are... they are that noticable. 22 months of my life I hope will fly by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Ok, so I'm not quite ready to show pictures of my own mouth on the internet for everyone to see. This will take time, confidence, and humility. All of which, are not strong qualities I possess in this new braced adventure.

Yesterday they put these puppies in on four of my back molars --->

I know I had braces as a kid, and I know this isn't even the worst part (those darn separators were evil last week), but MAN these are tearing up my cheeks!! How quickly one forgets the pains of junior high!! ( In more ways than one)

Plus side, my husband is receiving a lot of evening silence as my mouth hurts too much to talk at the end of the day.

They also took impressions yesterday so that they can map out a plan for the braces that go on NEXT WEDNESDAY. How come that stuff has to be the nastiest stuff on earth? You are drooling, gagging and left with a light pink crust all over your face. You'd think in the fifteen plus years it has been since I did this the first time they would have thought of a better solution!!

Until next time,

Brace Face

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brace Face

Day One

Well as some of you know, and some of you don't I am starting a 22 month long process. Today was my first step towards a more stable bite. I only had spacers put in, but come August 17th I will have full blown braces on!

Best thing about it? This will assure that I will continue to be carded for another two years and most likely cause some to question whether my I.D. is real or fake.

I will go into detail over the process I am undertaking at a later date. If you have questions before then, shoot them my way! Until then, my smile has entered the witness protection program and will not appear again until 2013.