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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Part 4 : method of cleaning braces

been a month of living with was not easy...extra care should be given to your teeth..sometimes you tend to look at mirror more longer at your teeth than at your face..hehehe..
my dentist taught me how to clean my teeth..he said to brush my teeth like normal with normal toothbrush and buy this small spiral toothbrush to slip in between the metal braces and parts that is hard to reach with normal toothbrush. that's it! but i thought it was kind of easy..too easy i suppose so i did some research on method of cleaning it. what my Dentist was right.of course he's the dentist.the professionals!but there are some more method. like flossing!which is hard..and i dont know how to floss..
Cleaning braces is important!because braces trap foods easier.and this mean plaque formation is easier..and as others concern plaque can lead to gum disease and enamel damage..when you brush you teeth and sometimes its bleeding..then that's the sign of plaque formation in your teeth..
brushing is the main method of cleaning..but what's more important is the way you it the effective way?do i brush effectively?i dont know either..hehehe..well..lets together share this info which i obtained from the internet.

a month living with braces

well..before i start to the main topic..just an intro of what's been happening in my life work life? half of my life is about work..workaholic?no lah!just that that's the main focus now..but lately i'm enjoying more of my life since not much of work load there is at office..just been doing models for some projects for the past 1 and half month.boring!my fingers all aches and my arms..but sometimes's been a long time since i last did models..that is when i was once a stud..n tell you what?the models i did for my office is much much more nicer than the one i did in passionate to finish each models..
after work's life at home..i enjoy it!since you can say everyday i went home at 6pm..sometimes cant wait for 6pm to arrive...eager to reach home everyday..(since when ha?)hahaha..though i dont really have anything to do at home.but that's the fact now!even now i'm lazy to go to the gym..i heard that everyone at the gym was asking about me...i dont knowlah..i dont have the heart to go to gym..i just want to stay home and watch 'GELORA DI HATI SARA'..hahaha..i love the drama..i love Fauziah Latiff's some more i'm busy preparing something in plan for the upcoming year 2009. it's a small business. well,better start small than nothing right?the point is i dont want to talk about this..just yet!cos it's still under planning and construction...when it comes for real..then it's time for another blog..right now what's more interesting to talk is about my braces...ok..straight...never realized how quick time pass by..i've been wearing braces for a month now..and today at 4pm i got another appoinment with my lovely dentist Dr. Zarin..not sure what he's going to do today but i promise will write about how's living with braces?it's been fine..getting used to it...sometimes my friends worries about me more than i do..cos i just eat what i feel like eating..guess will never loose my weight though wearing know what?i realized that i curb for eating much much more with braces on than without..wah!so abnormal right?people tend to less eating but i tend to eat more!and with this 'lazy bones' nowadays to go to gym...wonder do i gain weight?huh!sigh!oh no!but i still can fit my clothes..n my office mate asked wether i loose weight cos she said my jeans look loose..hurm????jeans loose or my thigh loose?better buy a measure weight to be more confirm..

Saturday, December 6, 2008

story of braces part 3

well..quite some times since i jot something down in here..been busy lately with my personal life..going there,going here..back at home tired already..almost got no time to surf.
so,back to the topic. so i already got my braces on last tuesday, 25th Nov 2008. so today is already the 11th day of me carrying this little wire in my mouth..not so much pain i would say..just that it's been quite hard in consuming something. people said that it is suffering..suffer in pain n in eating..guess maybe i'm one of the others that didnt really suffer in wearing those thing. as for a close friend...she experienced ulcers all over her mouth when she extract her teeth..and the first few weeks putting braces on she hardly cant chew just eat porridge..that's why she was kind of surprised seeing me can eat easily without suffering..erm..dont knowlah..maybe i'm just so lucky or what..but i did follow everything what my dentist ask me to do..maybe because of me following orders helps..i dont know..guess different people different experience. so for those who's been wanting to get braces on, but afraid of the 'penyeksaan' i advise just go on with the intention..dont listen to what others say because you never know until you experience it yourself.
Talking about the day, 25th Nov 2008. i had appointment at about 2.30 pm and guess what time i finished?4.30 pm..approx. 2 hrs.. okay to make story short..i'll just tell the procedures k?
  1. 1st step - chain are installed. on my previous post i said that rubber band are installed so that gap can be provided?well, here's the reason why the gap are put the chain inside so that wire can be tighten to its ends. i had problem with my below left teeth as the rubber band went out of its place leaving no gap between the teeth. at first my dentist struggle hard to put the chain in. push really really hard and i cannot deny it.. i had no prob with the other three teeth except for this side. not really that hurt but at this side..huh!really hurting plus looking at my dentist really struggling make it more last Dr Zarin give the below left side no chain is install,instead he put some kind of tube.
  2. 2nd step - put on bracket.bracket are those 'jewel' that installed on the surface of each teeth by using strong glue (bonder). the bracket will take the force from archwire (refer step 3) and traslate it to the tooth. the brackets are different from one tooth type to the other so that they can all work the best they can for a perfect smile.
  3. 3rd step - Archwire are wired. Archwire is the “wire” that holds all elements in place. The arch goes from left to right and the brackets are connected to it. This element is of a huge importance since it’s the one to “force” the teeth into their proper position together with the elastics. At first the archwire looks “jagged” since the brackets are placed at the same distance from the end of the tooth. Since one tooth is placed higher than the other, the patient will have a “crooked” archwire. The wire tends to go to its original form, thus forcing the teeth to go up or down or rotate until they are all set. like mine now!if you see it, mine looks crooked.
  4. 4th step - small rubber called ligatures are put between those wire and brackets to 'tie' them together.ligatures come in various colour that we can request for. some people like to make it as fashion statement. know like accessories on your teeth and you can get creative. as for mine, i let Dr Zarin to he chose orange..not bad..i mean i like it..
  5. one more step - elastics. these might get used in order to help with the jaw problems. as i got no problem with my jaw line so i dont need those things. the way..pic above is not mine..just something i got from the internet..


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