I'm new here too - good to see someone else starting down the road of lingual braces. I had my bottom arch done yesterday, with the top half due in 3 weeks time.
First of all thanks for this forum, I wouldn't have got my braces installed without it! Having said that, I'm not having too much fun with my new brace!
When I was about 15 (I'm 25 now) I had a conventional brace, but my teeth moved around after the end of that treatment. I don't remember eating being this painful! I hope the pain fades, because I can barely chew at the moment. The other source of pain are all the metal blocks on the inside of my teeth - my tongue keeps on rubbing against them.
One of the first things my orthodontist told me was that I could use the wax on my teeth to cover these metal bits up, or blu-tack if I'm desperate. Needless to say, whilst at work today I couldn't eat any lunch due to pain - so cue the blu-tack.
It helped, but it was still pretty painful.
I hope I've gone down the right road in starting with this treatment, I hope my tongue gets used to my brace soon!
How did people find the addition of the top brace - was it much worse than the lower brace?