Tuesday, 17 July 2012

And So the Adventure Begins

Pre braces. Samples of what my teeth will look like, in my hand

Incognito it is! To get started specialized impressions are taken (what a mouth full) and sent to the US. It's so cool. Incognito will make customized braces that will fit only my teeth and no-one else. And, I get bling in my mouth. These braces are 24K gold! It takes 6 to 8 weeks for the lab to fabricate these little charms with the wires that will straighten my teeth.

The Braces have arrived, the braces have arrived! Ashley, Dr. Duncan's treatment coordinator books the big day. 2 weeks to wait? I am so excited. Let me know if there is a cancellation. I want to get this started...yesterday.

Prepping the area for bonding the braces in place

Finally the day arrives, June 7th, 2012. I can't believe it has taken 8 months to get to this point. So, off to the clinic I go to spend 90 minutes in a dental chair. The outcome? Braces on the inside of my teeth. BTW, the prep work and time to place the braces is the same, whether braces are placed behind the teeth or on the front of teeth. Plan for 2 hours.

Incognito braces in place

What did I get myself into? 
My mouth feels so full. Oh, excuse me...did I spit on you?  My tongue is tripping all over my mouth and my braces.  I guess I have always wanted to speak a foreign language. Traveling, but not even leaving the city! This feels like a big adventure that I am about to embark on.  

This will certainly take some getting used to.

Feel free to leave comments or ask questions about orthodontics and braces treatment.


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