I now have braces! I had overcrowding and needed to get 4 teeth pulled out beforehand. I got two out a week ago and the other two three weeks ago. I didnâ€™t have any problems with any of them. Huzzah!
My B-day went smoothly. My boyfriend had a cold but was a trouper and got out of bed to drive me to the ortho. It was painless to get the braces on. Felt a little awkward with all the stuff holding my mouth open. The staff were very nice which made the experience go well for me.
I managed to eat a nice soft piece of fish for dinner the day I got them on. It took me 40minutes to finish it though!
On day two they hurt a little more. It didnâ€™t stop me from going out though. I went to Carols in the Domain and had a fun day and danced to the wiggles. I bought chocolate mouse with me and some V8 vegetable juice. One of my friends made mars bar slice (which I know from past experience is very yummy) but I was good and resisted.
It's day three now and they still hurt quite a bit. I'm hoping it will feel a bit better after a few more days. I may be eating lots of Brandy Custard for Christmas!
Scrambled eggs, protein shakes from the gym and Nurofen plus are my new best friends at the moment.
Here is a photo taken about and hour after I got them put on:
My next appointment is in 9 weeks. I have to get more stuff put on the back teeth. At the moment I only have the braces around the front up to where the gaps in my teeth are. He said they need to straighten up a bit first and then we can attach it to the back teeth to start closing the gap. Well, he said it more technically than that :p