Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Brace Face: Tray 4/14

Hi! I went to the dentist this week and it was good news!

After all the grinding and filing of my teeth (not the good news), I told her that, so far, the trays have only been tight the first day and then it feels like nothing is happening. She explained that the adjustments are smaller this time around so it won't feel like that big of an adjustment. Then she dropped the (good) bomb on me - we can do this quicker, and instead of switching trays every ten days, I can bump it up to SEVEN!!!!

YAY!! So now I will be done with this phase on June 29th instead of August 4th. Please, holy Mary mother of GOD, let this be it!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Brace Face: Trays 2-3 of 14

So things have dramatically improved since my breakdown on Day 1 of the revision phase.

In fact, they've improved too much....

I don't feel anything.

I snap the trays in, they feel tight for about 30 seconds, and then....they are fine. This makes me incredibly nervous that maybe nothing is moving. So of course I did a comparison picture.

The top is Day 1 of the revision phase, the bottom is halfway through tray 3. So not a ton of difference on the bottom, but I can see some movement. I guess it does look a little better.

Also, today, April 10th, is the day I started Invisalign last year! So, for fun, here is a one year comparison shot.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Life update

Hi. Sorry I haven't written in awhile. I go through these phases of feeling overexposed and worried that some people out there are stalking my blog for the wrong reasons.

Anyway, here is what has been going on:

1. Easter came and went. It was a good weekend. Nick was home so I got to spend some time with his family. I'm looking forward to the weather getting nicer so I can go see them and get on the BOAT!

2. I have been having a personal crisis lately about people and relationships. Is it even possible to really know someone? Is it possible to be 100% honest with someone about yourself and your thoughts? I don't have a single person in my life that I can say I am 100% honest with. Is that sad, or normal? How common is it to tell half-truths? Will I actually get so inside my own head that I will drive myself crazy?

3. This weather is driving me insane. I need it to be nice so I can get outside.

4. Some things happened in the last few weeks that caused me to analyze possibly moving two hours away. I struggled hard at even entertaining the idea, and decided ultimately not to even consider it. Do I really want to move somewhere where I have to drive an hour to shop for Rae Dunn?

5. Quinn.

5a. And if you really want to cry, Quinn last year compared to this year.