Monday, January 23, 2012

Dentist Appointment

Today I went back to the dentist to get my bite plate inserted. I chose the colors pink, white, blue and purple for my bite plate. 

Here is a picture of the mold that the dentist technician made of the inside of my mouth and teeth for the bite plate. They let me keep it as a souvenir. 

First, the technician put blue "tooth cement" all over the top of my bite plate. Then she rinsed my mouth with water, and then used another nozzle to dry my back teeth. Finally, it took several minutes for her to fit the bite plate inside of my mouth. It was painful and I wasn't having fun.

Afterwards she held an ultraviolet light in my mouth for a few seconds. 

The bite plate fits okay, but I have a hard time chewing, and I talk like I have a lisp. My mother said, that I sound like I have a speech impediment.  But the dentist said the speech problem will eventually go away.  I really hope so.

After my dentist appointment, me and my mother drove over to the library, were we just happened to meet a famous photographer. He's a famous artist and photographer.  I was able to take a picture with him but I didn't get his autograph.


  1. Give it time. Soon enough, that lisp will go away and you won't notice a thing. Improvements like that are often gradual and require some getting used to for a while.

  2. Hi Timothy you were right the lisp went away and I started talking normal again. Now several moths later the bite plate was removed and I have to learn to speak correctly without it.

  3. By the looks of it, I think you got an anterior bite plate. Am I right? What was it for anyway? They’re usually for correcting teeth alignment, especially if the patient has a deep bite. If that’s the case, well just hang in there. I'm sure the uncomfortable feeling has already passed.
    Dr. Jason Dew @ GRMetroDental