My Braces Experience

Sunday, June 21, 2015

So I've been getting a lot of questions from people who want to know about my braces experience because they're either getting them on soon, or just wondering because I now have them off.
I got my braces I believe in November of 2014 and I just had them taken off on June 17, 2015.
My teeth had no real issues beforehand, they were just a little bit crooked because I used to suck my thumb and I had a terrible sledding accident where my two front teeth were knocked out by my neighbor's head (fun right?).
Getting my braces on was totally painless, only a bit awkward. You initially have no idea what to do with yourself because now you have these spiky metal things in your mouth. But, you quickly adjust to feeling and you actually forget that they're there.
So of course the ortho is going to give you this giant list of things that you cant eat (and you wonder how you're even going to survive), but you can honestly just ignore it. Yes, don't just dive into eating gum and corn on the cob, but as long as you're careful with your braces then they will be fine.
I did not have any rubber bands put in my mouth because I didn't need them, so I'm sorry if you have questions about them. What did happen was I had to get on new wires that were tighter and thicker than the ones before, and the first few days that you wear them, they make your teeth so sore. That was honestly the worst part of my braces overall, so you have nothing to worry about.
Basic Braces Care:
All I did was brush my teeth per usual, day and night. As for flossing, its pretty much impossible to get that little string around your braces, so you can just use braces picks, or a water pick. A water pick is this machine that shoots out this line of water so you can flush out things that are stuck between your teeth. (Be care though because my brother almost shot his eye out.) If your wires poke the back of your mouth or cheeks, you can ask the ortho to cut them down for you, or take little pieces of wax (that the ortho should provide) and cover up the wire with them.
Overall, getting your braces on should not be frightening or worrisome. Almost everyone has/had braces and just think about how great you'll look once they're off!!
Good luck, Reese Regan <3

(I look like I aged 4 years)

Fitness Progess - 3 months

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Yay!! So it's been a little over 3 months since I have joined the gym and I could not be happier or healthier. Here's a quick update of my progress:
June's abs are looking hella good!! I need to start including my legs in progress pictures because they have definitely improved a lot from the beginning, plus I know legs are a major focus for most people. Overall, my arms are super toned and awesome looking, and not the same-noodley-thickness the whole way down. My abs and core are better than ever, and totally ready for bikini season. And like I mentioned about my legs, although you can't see them, they have slimmed down and are slowly losing extra fat and starting to tone up. (*thighs and hips are usually the last place on a girl to lose weight)
I hope you all are inspired by this!! Keep pushing forward!!

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