Category: Braces

Life with braces


It’s been a while, but I just had a Ortho appointment, so as I’m here I thought I’d report back… I had these retainers and all was going well.  Then I had the wires fitted and had to have new retainers (to fit over them) and they weren’t so good.  Something bad was happening to […]


My teeth are now bonded… I have a metal wire along the back of my front upper and lower teeth.  I’m getting used to it, although the process is a lot more primitive than I expected.  I thought wire – glue on the back with maybe a smooth coating on the front to stop it […]

Braces: we have lift off

I know I’ve not written about the braces for ages, so you might have thought they were off, but no, they were very much still on – it’s been a long stint. I couldn’t write during my head thing, and then I went through a strange phase where they looked wonky, well my whole mouth […]

A helping hand

A lovely party at C’s on Saturday evening, although if I’d have been in New York, I could have been watching a film on a rooftop – thanks to the other C, not that I was going to be in NY – she was just saying. These flowers were lovely, but they were falling down […]

Braces and a rose

Well the one really has nothing to do with the other except I saw the rose on the way to the Orthos and took the photo on the way home. I actually forgot I had the appointment or at least I thought it was for next week. So I was there on Monday picking up […]

Strange things

Still on the Flickr theme, the picture of my packet of elastic bands has been viewed over 550 times, making it my most popular photo… [ canadian pharmacy cialis | viagra soft generic | cheap viagra online | uk alternative viagra | buy viagra online cheap | professional cialis | vigorex forte | non prescription […]


The elastics come in different sizes and each one has a different animal on the front of the packet – the Ortho showed me – I guess so they are easier for kids to remember. So mine are fairly strong. It’s like the Ram is pulling my teeth into place – looks like she’s he’s […]

Serious Elastics

Had my 7th Ortho appointment yesterday. And as I have virtually no bite, I ended up getting elastics either side (see the pic!). The hooky thing is cute. I can take them out for eating, which is just as well cos that would be tricky, otherwise I’m supposed to wear them all the time. If […]

Back bite

So the visit to the Ortho was fine. The broken bracket was really really easy to get off – it just popped off. Still have the bite turbos, although since the appointment my teeth have moved so that I’m now almost always biting down on my back teeth… so different from where I was at […]

Elastic = plaque

Hard to believe, but another two months have passed and come 4.30 tomorrow I’ll be sitting in the Ortho’s chair again. At this stage it’s tricky to see exactly what’s happening, but a couple of things are more obvious; my bottom teeth have moved over, so instead of a gap in the middle, I now […]