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2009-12-09 10:28 pm

The journey of my teeth & jaw operation!

When it all started, back in October 2005 when I went to see the Orthodontist about my bad bite.

My teeth didn't close up at all!

We realised I'd need train track braces and an operation too!!

Red braces
These are my bad teef and braces when I chose red bands

Prior to the operation, they had to include surgical hooks onto my braces...

Close Up Teeth With Pre-Op Braces

And finally, now in November 2009 after the operation, and my train tracks got taken off, I look like THIS!

New smile!

Look! They meet and close properly now.


I remember the day I discovered I could bite Sellotape to break it from the roll. That was wonderful!

I am putting these up because a lot of people find my lovejournal through looking for braces, or orthodontist or jaw surgery tags. It IS worth it if you're browsing here circumspectly or anxiously...!

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2009-12-06 12:01 am
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This day last year

I had my braces taken off ;)

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2008-10-23 03:06 pm

Today I am test driving my new retainers!

New retainers!
These must stay in all the time until December 4th. This is a very important part of the whole process because my teeth will now stabilise and set according to the shape of the retainers!

Every girls "must have" this season!
I also have every girls "must have" accessory this season! A hot pink retainer holder!
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2008-10-17 11:16 am

Life without braces so far!!

I have lovely slippery teeth and they feel like fragile glass in my mouth, I am looking after them like babies and licking them tentatively.

Last night we played a show at the Old Blue Last in a 3 song set which was populated by LOTS OF LOVELY FRIENDS and some bankers from Deutsch (sp?!) Bank.

I cant stop smiling even tho when I catch sight of myself I feel strange and not like Mira. New Mira :)

Ortho Team! Mr Harper, Mira Manga and Jenny
This is the famous Mr Harper who has been in charge of my teeth procedures and Jenny who has been the nurse the whole way through :)

I have to go back for my retainers on Thursday and I want to take a present for him and Jenny but I can't take chocolate. I will have to think about it!

Tom got kinda drunk last night and went all lovely dovey...! Look at his little face!
Drunk Tom

And I was super smiley!
Too excited to stay still!

Mar checked out the TV companies signs...very official!
Mar Dulok
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2008-10-16 01:41 pm
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2008-10-15 11:20 am
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O noes! Credit crunch!

O noes! Credit crunch!
Originally uploaded by Mira Manga
This pic displays the braces Mar Dulok thoughfully bought me cos she was so tired of seeing my butt crack.

This is what my face looks like normally


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2008-09-16 11:28 am
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I saw Tropic Thunder last night

It was AMAZING!!!

It was so, so, so, SO SO SO funny!

Cannot recommend highly enough. Gawsh I <3 Robert Downey Jr..! I'm going again with Tom.

End of message.

This time next month I will be BRACES FREE!
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2008-08-07 10:25 am
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I've been looking at pics from the White Heat website - there are LOTS of kissy kissy pics...like these

I wonder - does the photographer run up and snap pics whenever they see a smoochie couple or does the couple see the photographer and run over to him? Also, what if you're snogging someone that you shouldn't? Then you have to run over to him and demand he delete the photograph! That could kill any relationship if you saw a pic of yr other half snogging on a social site eh?!

In other news

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2008-08-01 10:03 am
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Braces Going Places

This is a breaking braces update...I went to see Mr Harper yesterday.

***I have been given 3 x appointments and the 2nd of those is for a "debond" which means my braces will be taken off***

I can't quite believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel...it's all happening!!

I have a powerchain around my lower teeth now - so the gaps I had in my teeth literally disappeared last night and I have a band of pain in my lower jaw but I can feel the teeth all moving and its a good pain because of that.


Mum Manga has been staying with me for the week...she's doing a music course up here in London, it's been supernice.


Today I have to go to an appointment, pay bills and go to a work drinks summer party on a boat. Hope you're all having fun!
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2008-07-28 02:21 pm
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Sweet godmuvver!

George my doting Godson and Sam his Mum have decided when I get my braces off that they are going to give me the present of a lovely expensive haircut with a proper stylist - not Mr Toppers or my mum! LOL :)
Sam & George

I think that's very sweet - where do you people think I should go? Sam said see how much Nicky Clarke costs - but I am thinking that would be like £50,000 and very stupid!!!

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2008-06-25 03:45 pm

Brace Yourselves...!

Since the operation we have to retrain my new jaw & teeth to make a new correct bite. For the first time in my life my top teeth sit over my bottom teeth - like a proper normal person!

My Big Mouth

I wear 4 x rubber bands at the moment

2 are Tan colored and exert 103g of force

1 is Blue and exerrts 131g of force

1 is Red and exerts 113g of force

Duloks at Sonar - Mouthful of Metal and Metal Sign
(Spot the Fong!! WIN if you guess what she is shouting!)

This is my favourite picture from Sonar festival so far :) Not only am I doing a rock face but also the rock hand sign! Also LOOK at that crowd!! There were loads of them and such happy up for it people too! And generous and lovely!!

Last night I worked at Fandango and it was a bit quiet..so quiet in fact I had an escape plan worked out in case Branka and I needed to do a runner, it involved hiding in the girls toilet so I'm not sure how good a plan it was!

My favourite band of the night were The Mother Hips...two dudes singing harmonies and their latest music has the word "crystal" in it. Instant WIN!
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2008-05-29 12:56 pm
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Brace Face Update!

It is my 2 years and 6 months anniversary of wearing braces today.

I have a proper bite now and my teeth are all in the right place and in Germany for the first time ever I cut tape using my teeth!!

I also opened a bottle cap with a lighter for the first time ever in Germany. It's all about First Times...

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2008-04-17 04:48 pm

<3 <3 <3

Oh Lord

Thank y'all well wishers! Today is a double bonus day!!


We're going to try and use the braces and rubber bands to pull it all back into line. I was so happy I gave the wonderful amazing Mr Harper a hug that surprised him and made us both laugh.

Mr Harper <3s - he is the bizniz! :)

#2 Got some blood test results back that make me feel very happy :)


Gosh life looks golden after last minute reprieves doesn't it?!
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2008-04-03 11:14 pm
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Used GROWN UP TOOTHBRUSH today for first time since op today!


Still having pins n needles in my numb places...come back feeling!
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2008-02-04 03:20 pm

Surgery is looming my friends...!

...if you'd like to join me and support me in this please check out this here website with tips and FAQ's for the jaw surgery I'm undertaking. It'll help you understand what's going to happen to me.

Also if you wanna come visit me when I'm getting better I'm going to be in Reading for the first few weeks at my parents place, some of you are coming to visit which is SUPER sweet of you and I really appreciate it! I can't eat anything so dont bring grapes!

Other things you can help me with are...

a) I really need DVDs to watch and books to read during recovery which I am going to take really seriously. I am going to take things VERY slowly which means I will be bored without stuff to look at! Boxed sets of the Mighty Boosh gratefully received. I'll return everything when I am done being ill, promise!

b) Send me good healing vibes, I'm a big believer in vibes and good thoughts and feelings so think kind, get better soon things my way please :)

c) Come to the last Duloks show/Mar's birthday party/Tent Street housewarming and bring chewy food and steak and beef jerky etc. I won't be able to eat proper foods for months and months...

That is all :)

Thanks for reading!
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2008-01-07 11:32 am

Take a fashion coin, put it in the pocket of your bumbag

I just had a really upsetting phone call from my lil bro who is in charge of looking after me after my operation as my parents are away


The most horrible aspect of the impending operation is this

a) they haven't given me a date yet

b) people around me keep hassling me because I don’t know the date yet. Work have been AMAZING - super understanding, but I have a tonne of family members and friends berating me for not knowing the date.

Believe me everyone, I want to know the date MORE THAN ANY OF YOU! And I am doing all I can to get that date, I call every day and hassle people in my surgeons office. As SOON as I know that date I will let you know!! (As if I'd find out and then just not tell anyone, c'mon!)

Saying things like how annoying it is that I don't know cos we can't plan stuff is like I know!!!! My life's in limbo til I find out PLUS I am terrified of how long recovery will take / what my voice will sound like after / whether the operation will go OK so please people, moderate your irritatedness and know I am like "Waaaargh!!!" myself about the whole sitch but just trying to be chilled and calm about it, cos after all, I have no power in this situation

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2008-01-02 12:20 am

Taste The Rainbow!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL readers, droppers in, surfers of and visitors to miramanga.livejournal.com - Mira Manga at your service, especially if you're a pipe smoking wizard!

What did YOU do on New Years Eve?! Answers in a comment below...!

I played a Duloks show dressed all in black with neon pink and cyan detailing at Club Motherfucker. At midnight I had a smooch with a boy with blue green eyes who asked through Oliver Dulok if I would accept his proposal of a midnight kiss. I thought that was cute and funny...I kissed him a couple times after midnight too, til I had to leave.

The pumpkin effect was kicking in as soon as we finished the show, but Mar asked me to stay, and I love making that Dulokchylde smile. YOU know. I should have left and probably NOT have had that snog, you know, what with still being fragile and addicted to bad things, but hell, I put in such a performance I deserved a midnight clinch at New Years Eve...!

Rainbow braces and hazel eyes
Also, you guys all know I got RAINBOW BRACES lately right? Well me and Gordo were kicking it with my 'rents and had some TASTE THE RAINBOW!!! picture fun :)

Taste the Rainbow #1
Taste the Rainbow!

Kiss the Rainbow!! :)
Full House!

Crunch the Rainbow!!!
Crunch The Rainbow

A Mouth Fulla Skittles and Metal!
Skittles VS Metal

Have a lovely January everyone. Be wonderful to each other!!
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2007-12-21 11:30 pm
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Double Award Winning Miss Mira Manga

The crowd over at YouTube LOVE me....honest! Fer reals! I win another honor!! Whoo!

Honours for This Video:
86 - Most Viewed (Today) - People & Blogs

Its a video blog all about my CUTE rainbow braces! Le yay! :)