I'm having a rough braces day...I have Oragel all over the inside of my lip on the top left side. I had an elastics hook (that isn't being used right now--they put a different one right on the archwire and that's the hook I'm using for the heavy elastics)--poking out the bottom side of the bracket. It was like a pin sticking into the inside of my lip all day. I had my mind so entrenched in my job that I was not focused on what was going on in my mouth. I got home from work, and there's this big sore on the inside of my lip. It hurts like hell. I have wax all over the place, and so much Oragel I can't even feel my teeth!
Anyway, the ortho said to use the eraser at the end of a pencil to push that poking elastics hook inward when it pokes straight down. It's happened a couple of times and I've taken care of it. Well....hmmmm...so, I pushed the pokey back in. And I ate a sandwich, then went to brush my teeth. The elastics hook is completely gone--missing--AWOL!!
It came right out of the bracket! I had to have swallowed it
, and it's probably inside me cutting up all my organs...I'll probably die in my sleep tonight!!
OK, just trying to pick myself up from this ordeal...I'm sure it'll be fine...I'm going to call the ortho in the morning, so when I go back in January they won't charge me that d*mn $50 fee for breaking something...man, this sore really hurts this time...and the braces thing has been so uneventful for so long....