I am so sorry those are so giant...I will figure out how to resize better next time.
so I had this giant post of exactly what happened at my bracing and it disappeared so I'm going to try again.
first about the pictures, the first one (smile) was directly after I had the braces on. I don't know if you can see but the top wire is pretty wonky coming down to the front incisors...that has straightened out alot already. The top arch is rounding out alot already as well. Bottom teeth, well are all still pretty wonky, the one that is behind the two other teeth isn't on the wire yet, and I don't have a wire on the one babytooth that I have so it will take a little while for those to get involved. But so far I like the changes I can see. (btw the second two pics are from today, so its day two for those pictures)
You can see the turbos behind my front teeth, those things suck....can't chew but I can feel shifting already in my jaw and they seem closer already so hopefully I won't be stuck with them for too terribly long.
Ok so bracing was pretty non eventful.
I about gagged on the etchant, it ran under my tongue and starting burning...that was so not awesome...LOL
The whole process took less than 40 mins.
The biggest thing was the first time closing my mouth around all this metal....it felt huge. Its starting to feel more normal now. The girl who put my wire in was sweet her name was Katie she has braces too... for the second time. So at least she knows how it feels. Went over the normal no-no food list and how to brush and floss. And I was outta there. Next appointment in 6 weeks.
It was pretty much a whirlwind.
The kids didn't really react at all....my son just shrugged at me, my daughter said they were kinda cute. LOL. I don't know about cute. My husband is good with it though he told me this morning I talked funny. He followed it up with it was a cute funny though.
work has been ok. It was harder to talk yesterday than it is today, so hopefully it will continue to improve.
The big deal is no chewing at all.....teeth just can't come close enough together to damage any food....so soup and liquids only for now. Not much pain, just a general ache.
So thats it for now...me and my lisp must get back to work