Well as you can see I got my braces on yesterday. The actual process of getting the braces on kinda sucked in my opinion. It took like 45 minutes or so with really no break of being able to drink anything or close your mouth for the entire time. Not to mention having a suction straw in your mouth and ultra violet heat light being used to dry the glue. Safe to say my tongue was about as dried out as it ever has been. Once they get the brackets on they do some crazy wiring which I never even realized happened. I always thought it was just like two wires, one for the top and one for the bottom but instead theres those then another wire for each bracket to keep the main two wires connected to the brackets. It all makes sense to me now but youd never realize it upon first glance of looking at the final result that all that happens.
The pain wasnt too bad at first, I came right home and ate a sandwich with no problem other than having all the food stuck in them. You pretty much have to brush your teeth after every meal. I know I should be doing this even without braces but this time its a must. By the evening I could feel them getting a little more sore but I thought I was still good to eat so I had 2 more sandwiches for dinner. I bit into one and yeah the pain was ridiculous and I finally understood what the ortho was saying was gonna happen. I eventually got them down but with very very minimal chewing if any (it was egg salad so not too bad haha). Today is the following day and I'm still pretty sore. Haven't taken any meds yet but I probably will after this.
For those of you with a teeth grinding problem like myself, they pretty much told me to just get rid of the night guard since it wont fit now or after all this is over. They gave me a basic sport mouth guard that can be adjusted weekly by just remolding it. Since my wisdom teeth are the only ones touching they said I can pretty much grind away anyway since they are coming out in a month so I'm not gonna worry about it too much until maybe after that if I notice I'm doing it again.
Not the most exciting post ever I know but I dont have much else to say really at this point. I'm just glad to have them on I guess and to get the ball rolling. Next dates to look forward to are January 4th for the wisdom teeth removal and then Jan 26th for the next ortho appointment for tightening. Oh and my sister is getting hers out December 14th. I already offered to be the driver for that gig and hopefully I'll get some funny footage of the aftermath that I can post on here haha. If I dont post before the holidays everyone have a safe and happy holiday season!
Thanks for reading,
PS dont mind the egg yolk on my lip in the pictures, didnt feel like retaking them haha sorry!