Thursday, May 15, 2008

countdown to extinction...

so, today was the first step in getting my braces taken off! they took the back bands off and took impressions for my retainers. i've had a band removed before because the dentist needed to check the tooth out once for some reason. it wasn't that bad, some crunching of the cement but nothing this brace face pro couldn't handle! then, the impressions. again, this was my 4th or 5th time getting impressions done. no sweat.

i can feel the smoothness of my back molars which is very exciting! they are rough cuz there is still some cement stuck on there. next week when the rest of them come off she will use the 'sander' to get it off.

something i did notice before i had the impressions done...i have some major coffee stains on my teeth where the wire was! i brush with the sonicare, rinse with listerine and once and a while use the little straight 'pipe cleaner' type brushes in between. but i guess they are no match for Dunkin Donuts french vanilla! I guess that was the price of being a bleary eyed sleep deprived college student for 4 years! I'll just buy some over the counter whiteners for when they come off...i'm hoping that will do the trick!!

Next stop, debracing on the 22nd!! ...but first i gotta finish finals week! :P


Kristy Clucas said...

woohoo, how exciting, almost there! 6 days to go...cant wait to see th pictures!

Tara said...

Good luck today! I keep checking your blog to see how it went!

Michelle said...

So, today's the day! How exciting!
I'm a little worried, I'm a Dunkin Donuts french vanilla fan too! Maybe I ought to cut back. Nah!!
Can't wait to see the pics!!

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Anonymous said...

It's nice to hear that your finally done with your braces. I would love to see some of your photos, so I hope you can find your digital camera soon.
I'd been having consultations from a dentist in Raleigh, NC for almost 2 weeks, in search of an appropriate procedure for my teeth. I have a very problematic set; I'll post some photos too if you want to. Wish me luck on my next visit to a
dentist (Raleigh-based).