My life with braces: Reporting back at the 6 months mark

Raul with braces at 6 monthsIf you follow me on Twitter, you will know that on a regular basis, I tweet about how painful it is to live with braces. I got braces six months ago, in a demonstration (to myself) that I care about my own well-being so much that I am willing not only to pay for the rather expensive treatment, but also to live with looking like I’m 14 years old again. I am well aware that I need to re-do my Twitter avatar and page so that it reflects my new situation with a mouth that is filled with metal, but I haven’t gotten around to doing it.

But what I can do, in my very limited time, is to show you how much progress I have achieved with the braces. In six months. If you remember my lower arch, I had the most crooked teeth you could get. And if you see the photo above, my teeth are almost straight! I am quite proud of the fact that I NEVER eat anything my orthodontist says I can’t eat (anything hard to bite like an apple). My nieces and nephews who have braces (and who are rather amused that their uncle has braces) eat everything. I am very wary of doing anything that could jeopardize my teeth’s straightening progression.

I can’t tell you how happy I am. Having straight teeth really will do wonders for my self-esteem and my diet. And everyone who has seen me with braces, from Air, to JT, to my former professors, to my former students, all think that the braces look cute. So who am I to disagree :)

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Comments (2)

CliffJune 7th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I got the invislign (those invisible braces) and it works really well too. It’s not really as durable as metal and it takes longer. Anyway, I agree wholeheartedly with you. Having straight teeth really boost your self esteem.

jordan zJune 7th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I’m so glad to hear how happy you are there and how well the move turned out!

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