Which is going to interfere considerably with my predilection for tea: The braces must be worn for something like 22 hours a day, apparently, and they have to be removed for eating and drinking anything but clear water. I currently drink three large cups of tea daily, at about 15-20 minutes of sipping per cup. . . I'm doing the math, and it's not looking good if I hope to have the occasional leisurely dinner with friends, or throw in breakfast or lunch! And stopping for a glass of wine on an afternoon wandering in a French city. . . yikes!
So if you need me today, I'll be at home, savouring my favourite tea, carefully brewed (in a porcelain teapot, of course!) drunk from my favourite "fine bone china" mug (both teapot and mug scalded first for maximum heat). . .