So I'm a metal-mouth for a few months. Got my implements installed last month, and will have these for three or four months, depending on how long that stubborn left incisor takes to drop, and for that cranky bottom row to line up like soldiers. I had those invisible plasticky ones for a while, and they worked for the bigger stuff, but for the final detail work, I'm going to need wire braces for the last few months to get the details worked out.
As you can see, other than the, you know, wires, things are looking a lot more even than they used to be: Right Side:
On the other hand... eating with braces is a pain in the butt. I'm sure lots of my readers have experienced this for themselves, but I'm going through it now.
Foods that work with braces:
meat... in small bites
dubu (tofu)-based foods
kimbap (eaten slowly)
noodle dishes in general
Edible, but needs cleaning afterwards:
anything with rice.
that is, most Korean food.
Foods that don't work with braces:
any ddeok and variations thereof
fish with bones
crunchy vegetable matter (kimchi, gakdukki)
artisan breads with tough crusts
fried stuff (especially deep-friend stuff)
On the bright side, I'm losing weight, because instead of eating until I'm full, I've been eating until I'm tired of trying to eat around my braces.
So that's what's up in Roboseyo-ville.
I've got some things I need to take care of, and I got a really kind e-mail from a loyal reader who's been concerned about the drop-off in posting lately (thanks! sincerely, thanks), and I promise, this is not the end of the Roboseyo we know, and once I've taken care of things, I'll be back in full swing.
But in the meantime... got in my application to the Korean Studies program I want to go to, and did a bunch of other stuff that'll come out once I start catching up on my back-blog.
See you again soon, Readers. Thanks for your loyalty.
All the best: