Monday, August 17, 2009


So I don't really have much to say about having braces other then its strange. My lips are stretched over my braces. My teeth feel like they are going to wiggle out of place like they did when I was a child.

So I have the SARPE surgery Sept 14th but I need to leave the country and renew my work visa. I am having some problems scheduling as I have waited so long. I was going to go 8 or 9 days after surgery but That really is not aloud according to the surgeon. I am just going to have to squeeze in a weekend flight to Canada.

Other then a little trouble scheduling a flight I am all set with my Husband coming along.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Got them on!!!

So I got my braces and the rapid palatal expander apparatus ( I believe it is a Hyrax) installed. this is really strange. The expander apparatus is close to the roof of my mouth; food gets trapped in it and I have problems saying many words. The separators hurt sooooooooooooo much I was really happy when they where removed. My co-workers keep telling me that the brace will hurt, not as much as the separator, but they will hurt. I am on day 3 and no pain just a little irritation on the back of my lips. I think the braces don't hurt is because the top only have a split wire (only the front 6 teeth have a wire through them). The bottom however has wire all the way around.

I had a meeting on Thursday and that was hard. I had to talk and could not pronounce many word. Hopefully I will over come most of that this weekend.

The rapid palatal expander apparatus that I have in, by the way this is not being tightened until my 1st surgery Sept 14) can be seen here:
You can also check out these sites to get more infomration to the sugically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) I wll have.