OK, so I had an adjustment this morning. The ortho told me a couple of months ago that I was past having to have the Forsus Appliance. But on one side my bite seems to have taken a vacation from wanting to comply with the elastics....
So, yes indeedy, I left my appointment with the full on Forsus in my mouth!!
OK, so I titled this blog for a reason...to get your attention! From all the blogs I have read, I decided I would practically rather be dead than have to have the Forsus, as was the original plan. If you even look online at the pics etc., the Forsus looks like hell on earth.
Not so, my friends!!! Even though I have only been in the Forsus for about 5 hours, I find it more tolerable than elastics!! I just had a hamburger and fries, and I'm not feeling the need to run right in and brush my teeth so I can get those d*mn elastics back in.
I have been told by the orthodontist that yes, the Forsus is going to irritate my cheeks for the next couple of weeks and even though it felt fine at the office, that yes there will be a period of adjustment.
It's fine--except eating was weird. That's how I describe it. There is pinching--there was kind of a lot of pinching while I had my hamburger and fries.
The thing is, the "activated" side (the non-compliant side) fits very snuggly. And I hardly notice the Forsus on that side. On the other side (the passive side), the appliance feels "loose" and this flippy thing by my lip is moving all over the place causing the Forsus on that side to roll up and down against my teeth, and pinch my lip.Usually, I guess, both sides do that, but I got lucky. I put wax on the flippy thing and it holds it down pretty good. Contrary to what I have read, the wax IS sticking just fine.
I can see how it will be irritating for awhile, but once I get my tongue used to moving the Forsus in the best positions, then I think it may even be MUCH better than elastics.
I will keep posting in my blog under "Our Braces Stories". It takes me a couple of days before I full on whine after my adjustments, and probably about the Forsus. But right now, it really is all good.