Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

Braces for Adults… Have you ever considered it?

Obviously, they are for straightening teeth, but they can also be used to correct problems with your bite, which was my main reason for getting them.

Twenty-one months later, I’ve finally gotten them off!
These are just some observations I’ve made throughout my ordeal.

1. When your kids tell you their teeth hurt after getting them adjusted, believe them! It’s especially painful the first time or two, but even after that, the teeth can be sore for a few days.  Powdered donuts, cheese puffs (not curls), mashed potatoes, pudding, and macaroni are a few good food choices for “after-ortho” meals.
2.  Consultations are usually free.
3. Braces can cut the inside of your mouth, and it’s not fun.
4. Changing your bite, as in my case, can keep you from having to have even more costly dental work.
5. Braces are expensive. You knew that. There were three of us in them at the same time.  Now that they're off, it's like I got a raise!
6. The clear retainers they make these days are way better than the ones they had when I was young.
7. They make clear brackets, especially nice for adults, so all that you see is a thin, metal line. Even the bands that go around the brackets are clear.
8. You can chew gum while you wear braces.
9. You can’t chew gum with a retainer.
10. I ate popcorn twice while I had braces. The second time, I got a husk stuck (ouch!) and had to have the orthodontist get it out. I haven’t had popcorn since, and I’m looking forward to a large tub of it tonight at Harry Potter.
11. A Waterpik is indispensable when you have braces.
12. In order to floss your teeth while wearing braces, you have to use a “needle.” It looks exactly like a real needle except the eye is bigger, and it is made of plastic. You have to rethread the needle and pull it through for each area you want to floss. What a pain!
13. Getting them off is a great feeling!

7 comments:

Xakara said...

Is a waterpik a good substitute for flossing when you have braces?

Happy T13,

~Xakara
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CountryDew said...

I was so relieved to get my braces off when I was a teenager that I don't know that I would ever consider them again. A retainer, maybe. Glad yours worked for you.

I am Harriet said...

I went through that with my kids. I never had braces though.
http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/07/in-the-news/

thebluemuse said...

Congrats on freedom! I'm getting the invisalign style braces in a couple weeks. Oi!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I had braces for 8 years. i had horse teeth.

Myya said...

How exciting,Congratulations!!! My sister wants to get them sooo bad. I hope she does one day because she hates her smile.

Anonymous said...

Your job as a future mother is to learn the god's ways and to help your child understand despite the negative reinforcement and conditioning of today's society. Without consciousous parents the child will have no hope, and may even exaserbate their disfavor by becoming corrupted in today's environment.
Your ultimate goal is to fix your relationship wiith the gods and move on. You don't want to be comfortable here, and the changes in Western society in the last 100 years has achieved just that.
1000 years with Jesus is the consolation prize. Don't be deceived into thinking that is the goal.

The gods tempt people for which they are most weak. Artificial Intelligence will create desire in people's minds for the following sins:::
2. Drugs
3. Preditory "earning"
6. Something for nothing/irresponsibility (xtianity)
7. Polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny (Islam)
Much like the other prophets Mohhamed (polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny) and Jesus (forgiveness/savior), the gods use me for temptation as well. In today's modern society they feel people are most weak for popular culture/sensationalism, and the clues date back to WorldWarII and Unit731:TSUSHOGO, the Chinese Holocaust. They used this Situation to bury Japanese atrocities.
It has been discussed that, similar to the Matrix concept, the gods will offer a REAL "Second Coming of Christ", while the "fake" Second Coming will come at the end and follow New Testiment scripture and their xtian positioning. I may be that real Second Coming.
What I teach is the god's true way. It is what is expected of people, and only those who follow this truth will be eligible to ascend into heaven as children in a future life. They offered this event because the masses have just enough time to work on and fix their relationship with the gods and ascend, to move and grow past Planet Earth, before the obligatory xtian "consolation prize" of "1000 years with Jesus on Earth" begins.

The Prince of Darkness, battling the gods over the souls of the Damned.
It is the gods who have created this environment and led people into Damnation with temptation. The god's positioning proves they work to prevent people's understanding.
How often is xtian dogma wrong? Expect it is about the Lucifer issue as well.
The fallen god, fighting for justice for the disfavored, banished to Earth as the fallen angel?
I believe much as the Noah's Flood event, the end of the world will be initiated by revelry among the people. It will be positioned to be sanctioned by the gods and led for "1000 years with Jesus on Earth".
In light of modern developments this can entail many pleasures:::Medicine "cures" aging, the "manufacture" of incredible beauty via cloning as sex slaves, free (synthetic) cocaine, etc.
Somewhere during the 1000 years the party will start to "die off", literally. Only those who maintain chaste, pure lifestyles, resisting these temptations, will survive the 1000 years. Condemned to experience another epoch of planet's history for their ignorant pursuit of xtianity, they will be the candidates used to (re)colonize (the next) Planet Earth, condemned to relive the misery experienced by the peasantry during history due to their failure to ascend into heaven before the Apocalypse.
Never forget:::It is not a house of Jesus.
If this concept of Lucifer is true another role of this individual may be to initiate disfavor and temptation among this new poulation, the proverbial "apple" of this Garden of Eden. A crucial figure in the history of any planet, he begins the process of deterioration and decay that leads civilizations to where Planet Earth remains today.
Which one is it?:
One transitions into the other, allowing the gods to wash their hands of obligation to their Chosen One.
Had I not been selected for this Situation I may not have learned as much as I have but I would have gotten much more done.

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