SoulfulRetreat wrote:Steph30 wrote:SoulfulRetreat wrote:Steph30,
I am trying to stay optimistic too. All my life I have wanted a decent smile, so I know I have to go through this in order to get it. So you get your braces put on this Tuesday? Please let me know how it goes. I like to share stories so I can better prepare myself for the journey. I know you will do just fine! We got this!
Yes! tomorrow is Brace Day - I plan to go for a nice big breakfast ... eggs benny.. I'm a foodie and will miss indulging lol I'll let you know how it goes. Super worried/anxious!
I just read your post with your experience. I am glad it went okay for you. I can only imagine the gag reflex with so much stuff in your mouth at once. I think I'll have a similar process, I already have a bad reflex the way it is. What is a bite plate? I think I worry about different appliances in my mouth and how I will react to or adjust to them. I go today to get my x-rays and impressions done. Then I'll know more about the treatment plan. Yikes! Hoping you have a smooth a few days without any pain.
A bite plate is for people that have a deep bite.. I'm not sure if you've read about anyone needing turbos or build up to prevent closing their mouth / teeth completely.. but it's similar to that. Prevents me from closing my upper teeth onto my lower brackets because I have such a bad overbite. I will need it for 4-6 months of my treatment. I'm speaking a bit better but this morning and last night quite a bit of pain.
Good luck with your moulds today!!! That's exciting. Let me know what they plan for your actual treatment. Even though I'm uncomfortable and hungry I still am happy I'm finally doing this. It's worth it for our beautiful healthy smiles