A little update with me. I am back to eating nearly anything I want...thankfully. I am not really noticing any changes on my bottom teeth, but then again, it has only been about two weeks. Something strange did happen with my bottom teeth though. The other day while at work, I started to eat a nice and soft oatmeal cookie. These are easy to eat, but man do they stick to everything. While trying to fish out some of the cookie sticking to my very last bracket, I noticed that the arch was loose. Quickly, I jumped out of my seat to run to the bathroom and check the status. My arch wire had completely come out of my last bracket!! I immediately called my ortho and they told me they wouldn't be able to see me until Monday because they were closing for the weekend. I asked if there was anything I could do and they told me that I could use a pair of tweezers to get the wire back in. I thought, "is that safe?" They assured me that it is not a problem and that it happens when you are on such a small sized wire.
Well, I am a guy, and I don't carry around tweezers! My co-worker said that he had a Leatherman (a multi-tool plier haha). I thought, "it's worth a try," but this did not help the situation at all! I nearly ripped the arch wire out of my mouth
!! I went back to my co-worker explaining that I nearly had an accident that could have ended with my mouth bleeding all over the place. He then told me to ask one of the girls for some tweezers, and I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. Luckily, one of the girls who sits close to me had a nice pair of tweezers, and though the thought of sticking her tweezers in my mouth grossed me out, it was the only option I had.
After a good 10 minutes of contorting the wire in every known angle to try and get the wire in the hole, I was successful. My mouth hurt from stretching my lips for such a long period of time. I was relieved that the experience was over, only to find myself in the same position on Saturday again! All I can do is be careful of what I eat, and always keep a pair of tweezers handy! Hopefully it will become more difficult for the wire to pop out as my teeth move some more.
What an experience!!!!