Sooo I had another appointment with the ortho on Thursday. I got my back four teeth bracketed – now, I was wondering, why didn’t we just bracket the whole mouth in the beginning? But apparently that makes too much sense lol. I will never understand this whole process. Anyway, so I got there at 9:30 am (had to skip an entire class just to get an appointment time) and was immediately shown to the chair of death (lol, I’m being a little melodramatic today, but it’s halloween!). Let me tell you, getting these last 4 was way more uncomfortable than the other bunch of them. They had to pry each side of my mouth open with cotton, some big plastic device, etc, then wait for the ortho to come over and put them on. The whole process took about 45 minutes. I told the assistant they should give you complimentary shots of alcohol, but no such luck… they did, however, give me my choice of a free hershey’s bar or reeses? LOL. Anyway, once those 4 brackets were on, they went about adding new thick wires, more powerchains, and (gasp) a rubber band. Noooo! I officially look like I’m 12. Also? Rubber bands make it incredibly hard to yawn. And I’m a law student – I do that a lot.
So now, this whole weekend, my cheeks have been swollen, torn up, nasty. I’m surprised that just those 4 little brackets could cause so much trouble! But definitely very sore. And if you all have followed me from the beginning, you know that not eating is not an option for me haha. Even after the extractions, I was eating that same day. So I’ve just been struggling through.
Also, one tip about the powerchains – if you have ceramics and get the “pearl” colored powerchain, it stains like crazy. I asked the assistant if there was anything we could do, and she said “quit drinking pop.” BAHAHAHA. Lady, you clearly don’t know me. Coke is my lifeblood. No way. I will cut down on the red wine, though – it was just a phase. But it seriously looked orange when she took it off to replace. No good.
Anyway, that’s all the excitement here. HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! Love this holiday! And will love forcing my way through lots of candy I’m not supposed to have later, haha.
PS – If anyone has time/has a facebook, please go to this link – http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150333047952632.352596.279972722631&type=1 (Hofbrauhaus Newport) and “like” my pic. It’s the 6th one, I’m wearing a grey sweater. I’m trying to win a $100 gift card for lots of fried delicious german food (and beer)! 🙂