To be honest.....I realised I do not like my dental clinic. *sigh*
This dental clinic was recommended by Mr Toh as that Dr used to be his orthodontist when he was had braces too.
I do agree that he is super experienced. I am someone who is extremely terrified of pain and very 'sio ba' too. But during the appointment to put on the braces, I found him to be quite rough....I was quite unhappy... But what to do?
Also, during the period from my 1st consultation to the appointment to put on braces, NOBODY mentioned how much deposit we'd have to put down. And Mr Toh told me that during one of the earlier consultations, he asked Dr about the amount of deposit we have to put and he told him no need and not to worry about it.
So you can imagine my surprise when the receptionist asked for 50% deposit after I had my braces put on and was waiting to make payment.
FIFTY PERCENT of $5000 is $2500!
Nobody mentioned anything about a 50% deposit when we asked and now they expect us to just have $2500 for payment?
I know I should have told her what Mr Toh told her, that Dr said no need. But I was mortified and super embarrassed that I couldn't think. The receptionist even told me that some people pay the full sum at the 1st appointment. What is she implying?
I was damn fucking paiseh. Mr Toh wasn't with me as he was at home SLEEPING. Grrrr!
Now I am reading on the forums that people usually pay around $3.5k for normal metal braces and they pay around $600 - $800 deposit......so I was thinking have we been chopped?
My colleague also mentioned that $5k for normal metal braces seem to be on the high side....and I didn't get anything from Dr as well. For most of the people on the forums. stuff like interdental brushes and orthodontic wax seem to be given by their dental clinic.
But what did I get?
3rd day of braces: 14/8/11
Feeling much better. I didn't feel the soreness so much. It was much bearable than the 1st day, perhaps because I'm getting used to them?
Mr Toh did not wake up for dinner on Sat, I think he was very tired so I did not wake him up. I cooked maggi mee for myself. To avoid having to chew the noodles, I cut them into smaller pieces after they were cooked. Much easier to eat. :D Mr Toh woke up in the middle of the night saying he was hungry. Lol. He cooked maggi mee too. I could smell the fragrance in my semi conscious state!
When I woke up on Sunday morning around 8:30, he was still awake. which is a good thing as we have to go to my Mom's place to pray. We left the house around 10am. After reaching Mom's place and praying, we had lunch. I had the fried kway tiao noodles with some shrimp & mushrooms only. I couldn't handle anything else. Lol. Then Mommy brought out canned longans as dessert. I tried eating one but gave up halfway as it was agony to try chewing 1. T_T End up I just drank the syrup.
We left Mom's place at around 2pm as Mr Toh have to meet his friends to discuss something important. I decided to go home as I was feeling really tired and we had an argument earlier...so I didn't felt like accompanying him anywhere. :(
Took a nap and woke up for dinner when he came back. I only had some rice in soup, nothing else I felt like eating, besides the fried chicken wings but I wasn't ready for them yet. :(
Braces 4th day - 15/08/11
I realise my jaws are still stiff from the wisdom teeth surgery. Haven't fully recover. T_T.
Had fish mee sua for lunch. Loads of stuff stuck in my teeth. T_T hate it!!
Met Mr Toh & his friends for dinner at Tampines after work, they had something to discuss. Had fish hor fun for dinner. Been eating loads of fish recently. Meat is too tough for me, unless it's minced.
Been thinking if I should bring toothbrush to office. But I take a long time to brush my teeth, at least 8 minutes. So I decided against it.
I also realised 1 of the brace bracket on my upper tooth is causing me problems. It constantly rubs against my inner lip when I talk or eat and it feels like an ulcer is forming. Oh my god.... I wanted to buy dental wax but both Guardian & Watsons don't carry it.
We parted ways at around 11pm plus as we wanted to catch the last bus home~
The weather was really nice & chilly that night as it was raining most of the day. Super shiok weather to sleep in!
For now, the soreness of the teeth don't really bother me. Only when I bite stuff. Usually I take a while to fall asleep because I could feel the soreness and need to take some time to get used to it. But I fell asleep that night within seconds! Or maybe I was too tired. Haha.
Braces 5th day - 16/8/11
Got up extra early to catch an earlier bus to work. Planning to check out NTUC to see if they sell dental wax. Not carrying high hopes though. T_T Turns out they really don't carry it. *Sigh*
I also realised I have already gotten used to the soreness. It doesn't bother me most of the time now. Wee!!
But the abrasions are really starting to irritate me, I don't want ulcers!!
Had chicken porridge for lunch~
Met Mr Toh after work at Serangoon Nex. We were planning to watch Horrible Boss.
I reached 1st so I went to buy the tickets for the show at 9:10pm. Passed by Q&M,so I enquired about whether they sold ortho wax, the receptionist apologetically informed me they don't sell at this branch, but the one at Serangoon Central have it for sale! When Mr Toh reached, I went with him to check it out. Bought the wax at $3 and interdental brush at $8.50 I think. Happy sia!!
Had dinner at McD~ I had a filet-o-fish. I usually don't like it, but dunno why suddenly feel like eating it. My back teeth don't hurt so much when chewing food! Went to find Clara who is working at Eye Bejwelled for a chat~ then left for our movie shortly.
Horrible Boss was awesome! Good movie for destressing! Haha.
For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers...permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. [Source]
Super amusing and the storyline's quite good. I also loved the happy ending. :D Charlie Day was hilarious as Dale. I also loved the cameo by Mr Fantastic, Ioan Gruffudd as Mr Wetworks. Hahahaa, that part was SUPER hilarious! I almost wet my pants laughing.
: Are you kidding me? I've driven all this way and nobody wants to get pissed on?
I'm a bit not used to using the interdental brush, but it's ok, practice makes perfect!
Braces 6th day - 17/8/11
Feeling much much better!
I had wanton mee for lunch~ And kway chup for dinner! Yummy!!
Mr Toh went out after dinner and when he came back, I was asleep but could vaguely remember he gave me a good night kiss. Hee.
Braces 7th day - 18/8/11
Bought duck porridge for lunch. The auntie was very nice, when she saw I had braces on, she told the auntie cutting the meat to "切小块一点，小妹绑牙。Aiyo...so sweet!!
Bought dinner home for Mr Toh. I had Macaroni soup for dinner~ Chicken cutlet fried rice for Mr Toh. End up, he couldn't finish his chix cutlet rice, I coudn't resist, so I finished the rest of the chicken cutlet and egg for him. I can bite better liao! It doesn't hurt that much~! Weee!!
But still very sian whenever I eat, because at least 1/3 of the food will get stuck and the feeling sucks!
Today's the 10th day! Sometimes I even forget I have braces on! Hahaha....not much feeling of soreness liao~ Shiok!
Mr Toh just left for Vietnam yesterday morning around 5am plus....he'll be back on Monday night, I kinda miss him. Miss talking to him. T_T
It's OK, time passed very fast. Went to the library yesterday and I'm planning to rot at home the whole day today. Shiok~~
I never thought I'd say this......but Monday faster come!
Labels: braces, movie, vietnam
My bottom teeth felt reaaally sore yesterday immediately after putting the braces on! So kua zhang... T_T
Mr Toh met his friends at Tampines to discuss something...we had our dinner first at Tampines 1. Had sliced fish mee sua....had a little trouble chewing the fish slices. T_T Really not used to the braces. Luckily I can just swallow the mee sua without any chewing! I love mee sua! Haha.
Then they discussed their stuff until 1am plus! I was almost dead by then.
Mr Toh woke me up this morning at around 9am plus. O.o He didn't sleep at all last night and he still had some things to finish today so he asked me if I wanted to wake up, go grab some thing to eat and head to the library. If not, he won't be able to withstand the temptation of the bed. Haha! I said OK lor...since I am so nice. =X To stay awake, he drank a can of Monster energy drink! Lol~!
I realised my bottom teeth didn't feel so sore. But after a few hours, the feeling is back. And both sides of my back teeth is also feeling sore like nobody's business...damn sucks the feeling when I bite down on them. I cannot eat anything solid. Oh my god!!! Hais.....no choice. I can only hope these 2 years will fly past~!
So we headed to Tampines today where I had pork porridge~ I am super paranoid that there will be food stuck in my braces/teeth and that my teeth will rot!! So after every meal, I will take at least 5 minutes to rinse my mouth... So troublesome... Hai.....
Then when I get home at night, I will use the syringe that Dr Tay gave me to flush the 2 "holes" at the back of my mouth. I was wondering the other day whether I rushed things....it has only been a week since my wisdom teeth extraction and I already have braces on! I have been eating only soft foods for the past 10 days.....I think it may take a few months before I dare to eat normal food.*sigh* Kiang jiu ho, mai gey kiang. T_T
Anyway, after lunch, we headed to the library where Mr Toh did his stuff and I found a book to read. I was helping him when we suddenly heard someone talking on the phone really loudly. We couldn't see him from where we were sitting, but we could hear him clearly. Someone shushed him but he continued talking. Then Mr Toh went to take a look, when he came back, he said he saw the teen was talking using a earpiece. He said "Eh!", the boy dared to glare at him in a tulan way and asked him "What?!". Mr Toh stared back at him and informed him that this is a library. After a short pause, the boy said Sorry. And we never heard his voice again. Hahahaha~ My Mr Toh damn cool! Lol! "Wei Ming Chu Hai" - ridding the society of pests.
Seriously, teens nowadays think too highly of themselves or they think they are the kings/queens of the world? He was in the wrong for chit chatting so loudly in a library and he had the audacity to glare at people when they ask him to quiet down?! *Sigh* What's wrong with these teens nowadays?
It was around 4pm plus when Mr Toh said he couldn't take it anymore and wanted to go home and sleep. Lol... The Monster energy drink lasted him slightly longer than half day...not too bad, haha.
As I'm typing away, he is snoring away. I'm gonna sign out for now, going to read my book and take a nap later. See if I can wake him up for dinner....if not, I'll have dinner myself!
I'm loving the purple bands btw~ the colour is so nice! But I realised the bands on the bottom has turned pink! But still nice. Hehe.