I have enjoyed my braces so much the last month, I have only had minimal discomfort, no pokey wires, no rubber bands, my teeth had finally moved enough that I was able to eat more normal things ....ahhh, bliss! Well, today I went to my ortho, I am now sporting a new heavier wire and a new button on one of my molars. I am back again to where my teeth only touch on one back molar, this makes chewing food impossible. so back on a soft diet for me. I am also back in rubber bands, but since my arch is widening the bands keep catching the inside of my mouth and pinching it. I did not notice this happening so much when I first had the rubber bands. Tonight for dinner I am having a protein shake and some applesauce. I am still keeping my eye on the prize and remembering that some day my teeth will look awesome!!! Good news: I am on vacation so I have the next 10 days to adjust before I have to be back at work. Bad news: I will not be home, I will be visiting my husbands family out of state. Hope I can find the same protein shakes there that I buy at home. I see a lot of mashed potatoes in my near future.