Thursday, July 30, 2009

a ForCed diEt :(

It's been two weeks now since my dentist installed my braces (brackets). It is really indeed painful! I can't eat solid foods spec. the hard ones. Right now, my best friend is congee/arrozcaldo/rice porridge. My dentist said that it will take 2-4 weeks before I get used to it. (Well, I just hope that I will lose weight)

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Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) are a device used in orthodontics to align teeth and their position with regard to a person's bite. They are often used to correct malocclusions such as underbites, overbites, cross bites and open bites, or crooked teeth and various other flaws of teeth and jaws, whether cosmetic or structural. Orthodontic braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to widen the palate or jaws or otherwise shape the teeth and jaws.

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In my case, I was forced to wear once since my lower set of teeth started to drift apart. It started with a missing tooth and now, some started to move. Too bad that I still need to go through this pain! Not just that, it is also expensive :( Anyway, I was informed that it will only take me 16 months for the ortho treatment. But after that, I still need to wear retainers.

I will continue to be patient I guess. Soon, I can eat what I want.


CoLine said...

Don't worry sis, it will only take 2-3 weeks and you'reback with your regular eating habits. But everytime they adjust your braces, say hello to soft diet again hahaha...

After they remove your brackets, you have to listen and obey your dentist and wear your retainers. Don't be like me - a stubborn patient. I used to wear braces then after the treatment I only wore the retainers for like a week. So now, I was advised to go another treatment, my dentist said that I need wear braces again :(

Summer said...

Oh gosh! We have the same prob here. I know how you feel now, i am experiencing it now too. =( And it is painful indeed. I have the same post on my blog. Visit it if you have time. =D

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