Saturday, February 21, 2015

Adult Braces: My Third Adjustment

Due to the promise I made after my second adjustment regarding not purchasing milkshakes, I was pretty darned excited for adjustment number 3.  I mean, c'mon - MILKSHAKE!

This time has actually been okay, folks.  I expected to not be able to eat much for a couple of days, so I prepped for more than my fair share of soft foods with not a lot of pain.  I won't be munching tortilla chips anytime soon, but it's okay.

I received two new wires (top and bottom), as well as some pretty blue rubberbands on the bottom.  My next visit will bring me a "claw" (I asked, they told me it meant bending wires to close the spaces that were created to turn/straighten certain teeth) and all the other prep work for adjustment number five.  What is happening on adjustment five?  *gulp*  Springs.  This option is better than head gear, but I also fear the side effects.

I listened to myself on the show in podcast form that I help with - The Cultural Hall - and heard this weird "sh" every time I said an "s."  It was very weird listening to my intonation and enunciation be so different than recordings in the past.  C'est la vie, it'll only last another year and a half-ish.

Until adjustment number 4, chew lightly.

Adult Braces: Making the Decision
Adult Braces: Getting Spacers aka The Prep Work
Adult Braces: Getting Braces On
Adult Braces: Learning to Eat with Braces
Adult Braces: My First Adjustment
Adult Braces: Rubber Band Replacement (the first few)
Adult Braces: My Second Adjustment
Adult Braces: My Third Adjustment




3 comments:

Maricela Gauthier said...

I hope you were able to get your well-deserved milkshake after your third adjustment, Larissa. It's totally understandable to think about the upcoming adjustments, as it is a hurdle you have to go over in order to get that perfect smile. I hope that you experienced less pain than usual. Take care!..

Maricela Gauthier @ Dentist-Newport-Beach.com

Christy Cook said...

I get my braces in 6 short days. Like you, something I have wanted since I was a teenager. Now being 28ish�� I am ready to take the plunge. I can't wait to read the rest of your journey.

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