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2 Years & 4 Months & Removal Date Set

I started this journey in pink and purple ligatures and I'm ending it with them too. (remember, all pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them)It has been a l.o.n.g 2 years and 4 months but also, in a way, when I think back, it's also gone fast. &n...
by To Braces and Beyond on Aug 10, 2013

Adjustment Nightmare From Hell

Yesterday I went to my 3rd adjustment not knowing what to expect.  I thought that only the o-rings were going to be replaced.  To my unprepared horror, they were changing the archwire as well...I hadn't taken any pain meds so I instantly br...
by To Braces and Beyond on Aug 24, 2011

19 weeks...and How Many More To Go???

Too many!  It's one of those days for me, I'm sick, sick, sick of wearing braces!  Today they're kinda tender and itchy and annoying and I long for the time when I wasn't so 'aware' of my teeth.My lowers are still lagging behind t...
by To Braces and Beyond on Aug 17, 2011

♫ ♪ It Feels Like the First Time ♪ ♫

Well, I'm 14 weeks in now and at this very moment I'm hating how these metal demons are impacting my life.  Don't get me wrong, I'm totally digging the progress, everyday I see movement that wasn't there the day before and my teeth are getting s...
by To Braces and Beyond on Jul 13, 2011

12 Weeks and Seems Like An Eternity

So here I am at the 12 week mark, actually approaching 3 months!  Doesn't sound so bad, does it?  Well, I'm thoroughly sick of them today.  I'm craving foods I cannot eat.  I actually miss eating normal food like a normal person.&...
by To Braces and Beyond on Jun 29, 2011

Moving Right Along...Literally!!!

It's been a while since I posted...too long.  Sometimes we get caught up in life and don't always take the time to do the things we should...like blog.  Shame on me!  I've had so much going on and haven't felt too well so I put updatin...
by To Braces and Beyond on Jun 9, 2011

My Very First Adjustment

Today I went in for my first adjustment.  I really didn't know what to expect at all, I knew they would change the ligatures (the little rubber o-rings that hold the archwire to the brackets) but I wasn't sure if they would change the archwire.&...
by To Braces and Beyond on May 26, 2011

Smile for the Camera

Since starting this blog, I've posted several progress photos of my mouth wide open for all the world to see...humiliating.  So, I thought I'd post a front view of my smile the day I got my tinsel teeth and and my smile 3 weeks later.I can...
by To Braces and Beyond on May 2, 2011

Two Long Weeks

Today marks exactly two weeks since I got my braces...two long weeks...of pain, food deprivation, maddening oral care, etc.  But when I took my progress photos today and compared them with the ones I took the day I was braced...I squealed!&...
by To Braces and Beyond on Apr 21, 2011

Comfortably Numb

That is the best title ever for this entry!  Why?  Well because it's one of the best songs ever by one of the best bands ever AND it perfectly describes the way my teeth feel right now which is a welcome change from "so much pain I can't ev...
by To Braces and Beyond on Apr 20, 2011


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