: Yup, I've been doing salt water rinses 2-3 times a day for those pesky sores. I didn't realize how quickly they would develop, and shame on me, I kept forgetting to do them BEFORE brace day
And ya, why not go with color? I do like to keep it discreet up top but the pink is like a fun little surprise under there
: It is pretty rough right now but I'm sure it'll get better soon
I scheduled my adjustment before I scheduled the extractions and I think
it's a week or so after the 22nd. However the ortho said to call and let them know when the extractions were scheduled because they want to get me in same day if possible because I'll be all numbed up and they can really crank me down and get stuff moving into those gaps
Yay for progress! I can't WAIT for your brace day!
: Thanks! The wax really is a life saver!
: Thanks! You know, I actually hadn't considered that I'd see much movement before the 22nd... that would be awesome! I just figured with how crowded my teeth are without the extraction gaps there isn't anywhere for them to go - I'm excited all over again!
: Thanks! Ya I know this pain is normal... I sure hope my boyfriend realizes for all the whining I'm doing I'm still so happy
that I am doing this!
: Thanks! Beauty is pain, beauty is pain... that should be my mantra
As I said to Ken, that would be AMAZING if they straighten any by the 22nd! It is a pain to eat... I'm not eating anything solid and right now it even hurts to open my mouth for yogurt because of the sores but I'm toughing it out
I don't think my speech sounds
different but I have noticed that I just... can't really talk straight. I get words really mixed up and I usually don't do that... not sure why that is
: It is SO relieving to have finally got this underway! Ya I really don't know what's on the inside up there but I have two molar bands on each side on the top and they were KILLER! Hehe I also have my "accesories" every imaginable, and I do definitely need to pick up more wax and another travel toothbrush today!
23 year old brace face and proud of it!
My story is well under way! Follow along in my thread.