Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More on elastics

So that's me with dark green ligatures for Christmas and with elastics. My adjustment was yesterday, the next one will be January 11.

For the second picture I tried to put my lips so that the elastic is visible from the side. These things make the teeth hurt. I had a hard time last night because the teeth tend to clench together with these things on the braces, I woke up at 5am. I hope I'll get used to them after the first couple of days.

Monday, November 21, 2005


I got a new wire on the bottom today ("Fifteen Twentytwo"?) so that I could get elastics. Good thing I've been reading the Metal Mouth Message Board so much or I would have been quite surprised. I have to wear class II elastics. Changing elastics at least daily, but the assistant said to change them after every meal. The only time I don't have to wear them is when eating or brushing. My ortho didn't say for how long I'll have to wear them, but my next adjustment will be January 11, so that's seven weeks for starters.
There's a picture of the elastics package (The little yellowish round thing being one of the elastics for reference) to the right.