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Moving house 🏡 

Hello everyone just a quick exciting update, me and my partner are currently in the process of moving into our first house together and so I may be slow on uploading any new posts for a while since it’s been very hectic. Moving day is on the Wednesday  19th July, so there will be a post on our new house up very soon. 

Hannah.

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 My Experience with having Braces.

Hello, Happy Sunday everybody, today I will be sharing my experience with having braces. Now it all started when I was 13,my dentist at the time (no longer my dentist for this reason) said that I still had a baby tooth and it needed to be removed, and so I thought he is the professional so I had it removed, and quite a few months later a tooth hadn’t grown in it’s place, I then went back to my dentist and saw the same dentist again and he said that he got it wrong and pulled a adult tooth out and referred me to have braces to fix the gap. So I had to go to Winchester a month or so later for a consultation they x rayed my mouth which was strange because it’s this big thing that spins around your head whilst you bite down on something that you just know tons of people have had their mouths around 😵, they also discussed what type of braces I will be needing and If I can get them funded by the NHS or pay for them , luckly I got mine funded since they are very expensive starting at £2,500, Especially seeing it was my dentists fault for me needing them in the first place since I had straight teeth. In this consultation they then take an imprint of your teeth in this horrible clay stuff that sticks everywhere around your mouth. It then took a month or so to have them put on and that wasn’t so bad you are just lay there with glasses on and one of those tools to open your mouth wide and they stick each one on to each tooth with this horrible tasting glue that they then had to set with a uv light and they ask you what colour bands you want, I went with purple at first but there is so many colours to chose from. 

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Now the next stage is the worse the after you get them put on, at first it feels fine a bit strange having things in your mouth, but after a couple of hours the pain starts to kick in and it is excruciating, I mean tooth pain is the worse for me anyway but that was so painful that I just felt like ripping off the braces just to make the pain stop, and I might be a drama queen but it was so painful, the worse bit was I was in Winchester and still had to get two trains to get home, and people on the train don’t understand why your writhing in pain, I then got some painkillers whilst waiting for my next train at southampton central spending £3 on them because I needed them so badly, at which point it calmed down but wasn’t gone completely. Now I wish I could tell you that that pain stops but no every 4-6 weeks when you go back to the orthodontist to have them tightened up again it comes back, not as bad and not for a long time but it still does hurt. I was living on soup, jelly, ice cream and soft foods for months, and I was not allowed to eat ANYTHING hard, which was difficult seeing there was a sweet shop right next door to my orthodontist. Now I had quite a terrible experience with my orthodontist since I had to travel too Winchester each time by getting 2 trains and therefore my mum spending quite a bit of money on the trains that we did need to get. Then my first orthodontist told me it will only take 14 months and that my teeth was moving too fast and the glue used to stick the braces on wasn’t strong enough and kept on coming away from the tooth, which she used to shout at me about for breaking my brace but once I was just talking to someone and it came away so it was not my fault,she then “left” the orthodontist (I thought thank god she was a right witch) I then went through another two at which point the orthodontist I was with was shutting down, at this point I had my braces on for 4 years which is a really long 14 months, so I got moved to this different orthodontist and the day before I was due to go in they transferred me to somewhere else in Winchester, they was really good and finally after only three appointments I finally got my braces off, which was such a relief and I finally felt free, they did hurt a lot since he literally was just ripping them from my teeth and then had to drill all of the messy half handed glue off my teeth ( which there is still some too this day) and my gums had swollen quite abit and started to bleed as he was a bit rough handed. And after 5 years of pain and practically torture I was fianally free. Except I then had to wear a clear retainer which hurt at first but I soon got used to it and I still wear it everyday at night to stop my teeth from moving again since I do not want to have braces again. Here is the before and after.
So this is my experience of having braces they are good since my gap has closed up, I just have had a bad experience since it started when I was 13 and I got them removed at 18, but this was just me I have known others to have a better experience with having braces, I just thought it would help to share my story with you since I had to have them for half a decade which is a quarter of my whole 20 years. I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like and follow below, thank you.


Sorry for the poor quality before photo I never used to open my mouth in pictures to smile to get a good one. 

Hannah.

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Day out too the Isle of Wight.

A few weeks ago me, my little sister and my mum all went out on a day trip too East and West Cowes on the Isle of Wight. We went over on the Red Funnel ferry leaving from Southampton port, the ferry ride took about 1 hour to get over too East Cowes, the ride went quite quickly and their was food and drink on board, and you could sit on the outside deck and watch all of the views as you go out of Southampton, such as Victoria county park etc. Then once you dock into East Cowes you can go to some of the local attractions such as the Osborne house or the classic boat museum, however we did not go to these and we caught the chain ferry over too West cowes which is where most of the shops and cafes are, so after a quick ride over to the other side we could finally get our trip underway, now I was the only one too come over to this part of the island so I had to lead the way we looked around the quaint little bric n brac shops, and the M&S food hall to pick up some mini Colin the caterpillars (only the best cake treat ever, I am officially obsessed) and some sweets. We finally wondered into a little cafe where we had some lunch as there is a shortage of any McDonald (much to my little sisters dismay) that we could find. After that we went for a walk on the promenade, avoiding some of the boats they was displaying for a boat show, we then saw our ferry coming in and as there not very regular we thought that we better get heading back, there was a bit of panic waiting for the chain ferry as we saw our ferry dock, but we made it with time to spare as foot passengers had to go in the same way as the cars but the cars had to be on first. We then made our way back and sat down inside but was right in front so we could see everything quite well.

So that was our adventure to the Isle of Wight, I had such a lovely time and will defiantly be returning again as all the other times I had been has been great, even though one was for a Hen Do, so even the night life is good on the island. I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing all about my Isle of Wight adventure, I defiantly recommend it to anyone a very relaxing day out.

Hannah.