Braces! - The Dainty Squid

Braces!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm finally starting to feel confident in braces. At first I felt like the braces were wearing me (if you know what I mean...) But now I'm figuring out how to hold my mouth, although sometimes I can randomly be caught making a really strange face and every once in a while my lip will get caught on the bracket and look absolutely ridiculous. All in all, I'm getting used to them and that makes me one happy little lady!
One week down, One hundred and three left!

I'm now eating almost all the food I used to, just a lot slower. Last night I had pizza which was all over my face and stuck between every bracket by the time I was done, I suppose I'll be eating in public A LOT less now.

That's all, I just wanted to share some photos of my teefers and pretty hair, and give a small update. :)
xoxo

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62 thoughts

  1. Oh how I remember those days! You look so cute in your braces!

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  2. You'll get used to it:) I had my braces for almost four years and then invisiline for 2 years. Eating out in public wasn't too fun, but I eventually got to the point where I didn't give a damn anymore.

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  3. Holy wow, you are just too cute for words! haha! I had braces for 2 years as well, so I feel your pain! I used to like getting the bands done in a "rainbow", that would look cute on you with your hair!

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  4. *-* you are sooo cute with braces <3

    i had a boy in my class with braces - and in our sportsweek he had a looot of food between his teeth and braces! O_o that was ugly because you could see that he didn't brush his teeth for a week! >___< poor boy.

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  5. God, you're so cute! Also your hair is inspirational. I love it.

    I wish I had the gall to get braces, I'd love to have nice teeth, haha.

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  6. You're too adorable!! I'm loving the braces on you too, and it's good you're figuring things out with them. I'm sure you'll figure out eating in public eventually too. :)

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  7. looking good in braces indeedy.

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  8. you look so good in your braces!!! ps I LOVE your bouncy locks!! so pretty!! xoxo

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  9. When I had braces I would cut or break my food into small pieces to avoid food getting stuck in them. I'm sure people thought I was being ridiculous, but it worked for me. :)

    As always, your hair and nails are so pretty!

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  10. You look adorable! I love them :) Your teeth with look gorgeous when you're done.
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jaco

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  11. Braces are so worth it!! I had them, and they *do* take a little getting used to, but in the long run, it was so worth it. Did the ortho recommend taking out your cheek piercings while you have braces? I had to remove my labret piercing 'cause the inside got stuck on my braces sometimes.

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  12. You look adorable with the braces on! You soon get used to them xx

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  13. I really wish I looked as adorable as you when I had braces :]

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  14. you look adorable! how come you have to have braces? I can't see anything wrong xx

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  15. You're adorable with or without the braces. The joy in your heart just shines through your face :)

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  16. Braces look so good on you! Before you know it they will be off and gone! I had mine for a year and one month, and they were so worth it! I got them off more then eight years ago and I still wear my retainers to this day!

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  17. You look so cute in these photos! And I love your hair, it's adorable!

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  18. you look adorable:)...and your hair is always awesome!

    xoxo

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  19. I have always wanted braces, sigh. It is really awesome that you look so damn good in braces. It just seems like they were made for you...in a nonweird sort of way.

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  20. SO ADORABLE! Did you take your cheek piercings out?

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  21. only you could look so darling in braces. hang in there. it sucks every time you go in for a tightening, but it'll be worth it!

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  22. you look adorable in them, truly. the whole experience will go pretty quickly, i promise! and just think how awesome your teeth will look after!

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  23. Very cute! I want to get braces, but I'll probably look like a huge dork in them, hah

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  24. Awww you look so cute! I LOVE you hair all curly. <3

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  25. You look gorgeous! Dimples, braces and curls. :)

    I miss my braces, they came off last summer,..all except for eating in public :/

    Embrace the braces!

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  26. Awww, the braces look good on you!! I'm glad you're adjusting to them! :)

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  27. if stuck food is bothering you..try these! http://www.amazon.com/INTERDENTAL-BRUSH-PICKS-PACK-COUNT/dp/B0040LZIM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300562293&sr=8-1

    they fit between each bracket and clean out any food well if you can't brush your teeth. i alway kept them in my purse and did a quick clean up in the bathroom after meals :)

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  28. I'm a new follower, and thought I'd stop by and say hello and that I really love your hair. It makes me miss when mine was hot pink!

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  29. those curls are amazing! that same thing has happened to me before! whoops!

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  30. Where have your cheek piercings gone??

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  31. You look absolutely amazing!!! You rock em girl!!!

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  32. When I had braces, I could NOT chew with my mouth closed. So I would hold a hand in front of my mouth as I ate. It became a habit that took years to break even after the braces came off.

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  33. You look too cute rockin' those braces and gorgeous hair!

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  34. You are so sweet! And probably the only person I know that can get away with braces. :)
    You hair is such a lovely colour.
    Love your blog so so much!

    La

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  35. Oh. My. Gahhhhd. You look so amazingly adorable in your braces it's not even funny. I love that you're rocking them!! I've contemplated doing them for a long time...

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  36. When they take them off see if they can get the permanent wires behind your teeth put on. Nothings worse than having braces, except having them Twice!

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  37. i promise you'll be able to eat out in public! it took me a little while to adjust, now i hardly get food stuck in them at all. :) and they look really cute on you! :)

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  38. you look adorable in braces! you pull em off well <3

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  39. Awww, you look adorable in your braces <3

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  40. you are adorable. you look way cuter in braces than i did! they are so small and dainty!

    haha to that mega curly hair mishap. i can't believe how short it made your hair! those are some tight curls! the curls look great in these photos though!

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  41. Hi!! Can i ask you something? Last friday I made it with a friend and we had some cakes in a vegan restaurant. While eating your name poped and we started talking about you, and we both had the same questions: those piercings you have on the top of your nose, are "normal" piercings or are they dermal anchors /microdermals... We spent like an hour trying to figure it out how to do those pirecings because we both have some but here inSpain I had never seen any like yours!
    I hope this does not sound rude or meddler.. we are just curious *shy*

    Georgina

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  42. I feel like I've never seen such a huge smile on your face before! Agreeing with everyone else, you look adorable with braces!!

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  43. About a million people already asked, but here we go for the a million and one time question: did you have to remove your cheek piercings for the braces? I would imagine they could get caught pretty easily and I don't see the piercings in the pictures.

    I think I said this once already, but when I had braces I developed the worst ever habit of biting the inside of my cheeks (at first it was inadvertent, not sure why I still do it now) and that led to scarring. I guess I amplified the scars I got from the metal rubbing against the skin or something. I was worried for you with the cheek piercings! ha

    And, you look just as adorable as ever times ten with a metal mouth. <3

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  44. You look adorable in braces! I had to get them twice...for a total of eight years...not fun!

    Love your blog! I'm so glad I found you!

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  45. I think your braces look absolutely great! I want some so bad, but I'll probably chicken out and do Invisalign.

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  46. I've been dying to try and curl my hair!

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  47. braces or no braces, you are beautiful.

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  48. Thank you all so much!
    my cheek piercings are gone (they've actually been out for almost a month and no one has noticed! hehe), I didn't have to take them out for the braces, but it was just my time to part with them. it was a really hard decision seeing as i had them for four years but they were a huge pain in the butt and i'm almost glad to have them out now plus now I'll have those super cute dimples for life! :)

    Georgina, not rude at all! They're just normal piercings. Exactly like a nostril piercing, just a little higher up. :)

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  49. Don't worry, you'll gt more used to them and food will get stuck less often. Just keep floss around for now!

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  50. I think you rock them like a champ! When I was younger i WANTED braces- I would put colored elastics on my front teeth( odd ball i know) -
    Totally off topic but HOLY CRAP your nails are the same from your last post. I'm beside myself ;) Have a good week girl!

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  51. you hair looks just amazing! But lordy girl you have to do a nail tutoiral!! They are something else! xx

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  52. uoooo I love the color of your hair! is wonderful! you looks great ... I would not be able! you are very pretty!

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  53. A habit I formed, and still have, when I had braces: tear apart food with hands/utensils instead of biting down with your front teeth. It saved hours of digging that junk out of my front brackets later. ;D

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  54. I am CRAZY in love with that color hair on you! Also, the braces totally become your smile. You are just super adorable! :-)

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  55. I had braces before, and it is much easier to eat pizza if you cut it up first! I think you look great in braces though! And soon you will have lovely teeth for the rest of your life!

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  56. Your teeth look pretty straight already I think!
    And i remember how awful it was to tighten the braces when I had them.
    But be smarter than me when the time comes to take them off, be very good at wearing those plastic shapes when you sleep and such. Mine started to move because i allways forgot to put that on=/ And also I now have wisdomteeth that's pushing and disturbing everything -_-

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  57. I got my braces back in August of last year, and I still can't bite into foods normally. And I always feel odd eating out in public.
    Your teeth look great though, I think all the uncomfortableness and pain is totally worth having straight teeth.
    I wish you good luck and welcome to the braces club. :P

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  58. i'm new to your blog, and have been looking through your posts. i decided to comment on this because i know how you feel. i had braces for FIVE years and i still find myself covering my mouth when i eat in public. i'm not too sure what the point of that is, but truth be told you wear them a lot better than i did. :)

    i'd love it if you checked out my blog, yours is fast becoming my favorite :)
    http://hellonvmbr.blogspot.com/

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