I found one good thing about not being able to snack. So far I've lost about 8-10 pounds. woo hooo. You really notice how much you normally snack when you no longer can. Now when I eat I make it count. Fill that tank all the way up because darn it I'm not taking these buggers out until I absolutely have to. So far I only eat two big meals a day but I drink alot.. of coffee. I'm really really bad on that. I figure I can just bleach them when I'm done. A few years back I got a bleaching tray and some syringes of bleach to go with it. I can just use my last tray to do it in since my bleaching trays will no longer fit when I'm done. I can just go back to that dentist and buy more syringes. They are about 25 for 3 or 4 syringes. My aligners I just soak in denture cleaner. Kinda embarassing to buy but it really cleans them.
Today it really is Tuesday the 26th. I just went to my orthodontist and had sanding done between 5-7 teeth on the top and the same amount on the bottom. It was a toe curling experience as I like to say. Then I got to put in #3 aligner and got the next 3 sets. My whole series is only 10 sets. I really feel for those who have 20+ sets.ewww
My orthodontist is a little concerned about some small gaps on the top of a couple of teeth on the bottom, but he thinks it hopefully will resolve itself. I ordered some aligner chewies to help push them closer to my teeth. They were really cheap, only 1.75 for a set of three and only cost 87 cents to ship. They look like little cotton rolls like what you get at the dentist to bite on only they are squishy. I've also had someone suggest a popsicle stick / tongue depressor. Which would be easy for me to find since I work at a hospital.
Aren't I pretty. Like I said I can't help myself. It's in my genes.
Imagine this coming at you at oh 3 in the morning at the hospital. "I said hold still and it wont hurt" "Don't make me stick you again". Yeah I've been called a vampire more times than I care to admit even though that is only a very small part of my job and only after the phlebotomist goes home. I like to say good morning now I need to stick you with a sharp metal stick and suck out some of your life fluid so I can bring it back to my lair to play with, hee hee hee