Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diary of a Bracer. Days 10-14. by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH

Day 10
Teeth still feel sensitive when trying to bite "chewable" foods, though it doesn’t feel like they going to fall out anymore. Fresh salad lovers – bad news for you: unless you cut salad up in the blander and drink it, you are in trouble. It is beyond challenging to chew salad when your teeth are sore.

Day 14
It was a good day- no more discomfort associated with chewing, my bite is totally off, but two patients said I look cute in braces( I think they lied but I’m grateful anyway).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Diary of a Bracer. Day 6. by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH

Day 6
Oh, no…Now molars started to ache and I can’t chew my food at all. Saw one of our patients today – she got a new stronger wire put in by me, and had her braces tightened. She left with a look in her eyes reading “S.O.S.” I could not help but wonder if that is what awaiting me in couple of months?
Had lunch with all girls from our office today (well, they had lunch and I was sipping on my yogurt). Thought my braces would fall out along with my teeth from laughing so hard. When we get together for lunch like that, we get very loud, each of us trying to tell a story funnier than the one before. Today’s subject: who let the dog out and why do we have burned grass on our front yard.
Thought that was it for today, but one of steel ties got broken and started to poke me. I found a tool box and got out a monkey wrench… just kidding – had to tuck in the scratching wire under the brace with a simple pencil eraser. You may want to note it for future incidence that may wait for you.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Diary of a Bracer. Day 3. by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH

Day 3
Last night was much easier, even though I am still totally aware of the rail road tracks on my teeth and some parts of them started to rub against my lips. Cannot bite at all. You know what the worst part of this day is? A month or so ago I won a bet and today I was supposed to get home-made breakfast in bed, the menu for which I selected couple of weeks ago (when I didn’t have my braces yet). Menu reads: two egg omelets with lobster and onions, home fries with mushrooms, BACON (I had to go with it undercooked, it’s not crunchy), freshly hand-squeezed orange juice, almond croissant from a local bakery, and home made coffee mocha. I loaded up on desensitizing pills and was ready to enjoy my winning meal. Food was amazing, even though I felt my teeth would fall out. Well, they didn’t and by the end of the day I was yelling “Let’s go Islanders!” at the top of my lungs at the hockey game. Feel all better…crisis has passed.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Diary of a Bracer. Day 2. by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH

Day 2
Thank God I don’t have to work today! Woke up at ten and started to regret, that I woke up at all. Went on with my day trying to figure out how can I keep my top teeth from touching my bottom teeth, so no mental damage is done and no soreness is felt. Tried sticking my tongue between my teeth while driving (don’t think drivers in front of me appreciated that), tried just keeping my mouth open – did not work. Never noticed that in a relaxed state I automatically squeeze my teeth together (maybe clenching and grinding teeth is a relaxed state of every New Yorker).
At around two o’clock in the afternoon started to feel dizzy. I guess it was time to face the plate and try to eat. My mom was more understanding today – after mocking me only for five minutes this time, she fixed me some soup with soft noodles, cut up in small pieces. People! Boiled chicken works great for food!
Today I hated all those people that go out to eat all those hard, crunchy and chewy things on Friday night. (Thank God for Mr. Sausage’s home made tender cheese ravioli I was saved from starvation this night).
I will not mention how many desensitizing tablets I have taken, but I will say- I already lost 2 pounds from not eating.
Now it was not easy to get ravioli out of my braces with my tongue. That’s when I truly started to love new amazing Dr. Barman’s dual power sonic toothbrush developed in Europe and just introduced in USA. It is truly the greatest tool I have seen and used in my life (and remember I work in orthodontic office and I’m a hygienist – a pro in dental hygiene). If you have or if you are planning on getting them, you have to have this brush. It’s doing all the work for you – honestly. When you get that brush come see me I’ll show you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent those white spots.