Hi - so I've had my braces for exactly one week today. I honestly felt they were EASIER to talk with and they felt more comfortable in my mouth the first day or two! Now it has become harder!!
I had maybe one sore on the bottom and one on top - but I used wax for 2 days and they are now gone.
What I am dealing with now is a feeling of such CROWDING in my mouth. I almost feel like my lips are swollen and there is less room in there. The braces feel like they are pushing more on the inside of my mouth and getting more hung up. I THINK a big reason for this is dryness! WHY am I so dry off and on? Just my mouth reacting to the braces? It is amazing that if my mouth is not dry I can speak and move my mouth so much easier. I keep drinking tons of water but it doesn't seem to help.
When will this subside? Will it subside? Will it get easier for me to talk and laugh and EAT with these things on? God I feel so ugly and awkward! lol
Also - one week in and I feel pressure and soreness off and on. One tooth in particular is VERY sore - it is a tooth infront of an extraction hole - date of extraction was March 8. The dentist said that tooth is sore because of the gum and ligament moving due to the gap. So maybe that is why that tooth is so sore. In general with all my teeth though, one day I feel a lot of pressure when I push my tongue against the back of my teeth. A few hours later I might not feel that at all. I wake up in morning and it's gone and then it returns. Why does it go back and forth??? I'd figure these sensations would wear off and not return until my next adjustment? But that isn't the case. (I have traditional brackets.)
I know I have to give myself time - but I'm just wondering about other's experiences. I just drank about 4 ounces of water and I'm dry again already.
I hope I adapt soon or this is gonna be a long process!
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Estimated treatment time: 12-14 months