Invisalign: Day Two

So it’s day two. The most noticeable change is the pain in my mouth! AAHHH! It’s not terrible, but it’s definitely there. The elastics I have are, in my opinion, causing the most hurt. The teeth the buttons for the elastics are attached to hurt the most. Oh well, gotta suck it up and stick it out! Only a crap ton more days to go!

I look forward to eating now. The reason being that I get to be slightly pain free for a little bit. Chewing hurts a tad so I’m sticking to soft foods. The little bumps they put on your teeth to give the aligners a better grip are really annoying when you eat. They feel sharp and rough and I can’t tell if I have food stuck on my teeth or if it’s the bumps. Also the elastics hurt because they’re rubbing the inside of my mouth. My tongue also hurts because the bottom retainer is sticking up a bit and my tongue runs over it. Just going to take some time getting used to.

The good news is, taking the aligners out isn’t such a big pain anymore. Putting the bottoms one in is a bit tough, but practice makes perfect!

Oh boy, I can’t believe this is just begun…I really don’t want to go through 38 sets of aligners. But, that’s the price you pay. If you’re going through this, I hope your journey’s better! Less painful!


My Invisalign Journey

So today it begins. I just got my first set of aligners! Let me give you some background info first. I’m 21 and at my first ortho consultation they told me I had an overbite and a lot of crowding. Crowding was the reason I went there in the first place. A couple weeks ago I went in and got my molds or whatever you call them. That wasn’t fun, made me gag. But I got through it. Today I got my aligners.

The appointment was long, an hour. They put on little, white notches on my teeth that help the aligners hold on to the teeth. I also have to wear elastics so I have special buttons on two of my bottom teeth (picture to come, hopefully). It was a pain in the ass trying to take them off at the ortho’s office. Hopefully I can do it myself now! We’ll find out. Putting the elastics in was a piece of cake! And putting the retainers in themselves is simple too.

The treatment should take about 2 years (yay?). It’s a long time, but I believe it will be well worth it. Next aligner change will be in 2 weeks. So yeah, I invite you to come with my on my journey! We’ll see what happens!


Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Movie Review

Oh where do I begin? I want to give this movie an honest review, but I don’t think it will turn out that way. Why? Because to me, it was a comedy! Anyway I’ll give this a three stars, but its definitely not a must-see movie. You will not be missing anything if you never see this.

There were a lot of heart-touching scenes in the movie. Seeing the main guys father suffer and eventually die from Alzheimer’s is possibly the toughest thing. The girlies in the theater were definitely tearing up. Being a pet owner, I was sad when Caesar (the main ape), had to be left at the animal shelter. And it made me angry to see how the apes were mistreated. But I gotta say, does San Francisco REALLY have that many apes around?

If you watched Harry Potter, you’ll like seeing Mr. Draco Malfoy (aka Tom Felton) killed by an ape. Actually he killed himself because it was pretty stupid what he did. Who knew that water + electricity do not mix?

Anyway, not much to rave about on this movie. But I did enjoy the laughs. In conclusion, don’t see the movie. It’s not worth it in theaters. Wait until it’s out on DVD.

Happy Watching!

Cowboys & Aliens: Movie Review

Another review coming at you. I’m quite picky about movies, at least ones that I’m interested in, so this one will be no different. At least it won’t be as long as the Harry Potter one =).

So I give this movie a 4 out of 5.

I know it’s gotten some bad reviews, and honestly, I can see why. But it was a very entertaining movie, so I have to say it’s a must see.

There were some dumb parts. For instance, the aliens have a bracelet thing that can explode shit (which Daniel Craig comes equipped with). But apparently when cowboys kill aliens, they can’t pull off the bracelets off the aliens and use those. And some inconsistencies with the fighting include the fact that at one time, a pistol can blow an aliens head off, and other times, a guy can be shooting at the alien 10 times, but the alien still rapes him. And by rape, I mean kill. Also, the aliens seem to have massive rocket launcher type guns. The cowboys just don’t have the sense to use those after they kill the alien. Oh well, cowboys still win. Oops, should I have called spoiler alert on that one?

I must say, the story line is pretty creative. I enjoyed the flashbacks of the main character (Daniel Craig). Those were well done and interesting.

One big flaw, in my opinion, is the lack of finding out what the aliens need the gold for. Watch the movie to find out what I’m talking about here. Or I can just explain it now…the aliens are on earth to mine for gold. Apparently it is as valuable to them as it is to humans. But why they need it…nobody knows. We never find out. Sigh. Sequel? I think not…

Anyway, the movie is alright. Lots of action, good story. Worth seeing in my opinion as long as you don’t get hung up on the details!

Happy Watching!