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Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:32 pm
by Bracedforthewedding
Kerryboo wrote:I've had 6 spacers on my top teeth for almost a week. Eating still hurts and my teeth feel so sensitive :( even my bottom teeth feel sensitive and I only have spacers on top. Could it be because I'm chewing differently to avoid the pain?
My entire mouth ached when I had those dang spacers in. I will tell you, I had to wear them for 9 days and about day 4 or 5 I was back to normal with no pain. Just in time for them to come out LOL

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:33 pm
by AlexO890
I'm reading all these horror stories of spacers and I need to ask, does everyone who gets braces need spacers? I just had my first ortho exam this morning so I'm just beginning.

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:55 pm
by Bracedforthewedding
AlexO890 wrote:I'm reading all these horror stories of spacers and I need to ask, does everyone who gets braces need spacers? I just had my first ortho exam this morning so I'm just beginning.
I got spacers because all of my bottom molars have crowns which had to have molar bands placed on them, I also have my all of my wisdom teeth ( I know, I know, I need to get them out), so I was a little crowded on the bottom anyway! :)

I think each person is different depending on your treatment plan!!

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:58 pm
by AlexO890
Bracedforthewedding wrote:I think each person is different depending on your treatment plan!!
Here's to hoping my treatment plan doesn't require spacers!!!!!!

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:12 pm
by pjade1
Bracedforthewedding wrote:
pjade1 wrote:I am reading this and not looking forward to it. I get spacers in my teeth today. I am not sure how many though and these will be in for 11 days until I get braced. They will do my records first and then the spacers. I guess I will have to stop at the grocery store to buy yogurt.
Spacers were the pits... I hope to never have to have them again.. Do you know if you are getting molar bands?
I have no idea if I am getting molar bands. I will ask them when I get to my appt. I am not really sure why I am getting them.

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:40 pm
by AlexO890
I made the mistake of watching a youtube clip of getting spacers. They look horrible.

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:05 pm
by fudge911
Spacers for me were fine. It's different for everyone and I made the mistake of watching clips on youtube too, but there was absolutely no pain for me. The worse part would be the first 2 days of getting the braces on, not gonna like, it's gonna hurt sooooo bad.

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:43 am
by pjade1
I got 8 spacers put in yesterday and it didn't hurt at all. I also watched those youtube videos, which made it easier for me actually. I thought that they would hurt today but they don't. It's more of an annoyance than anything else. I just want to floss between those teeth but can't. It just feels like hard food stuck between my teeth. I have to have those in for the next 10 days but I will be glad when they are gone. I am getting bands put on my molars so that is why I am getting them. Looks like I will be fully braced then. I think the pain is different for everyone and glad I did not have any. They are in there very tight though.

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:43 pm
by deathorglory
[quote="Bracedforthewedding"][quote="deathorglory"]I was unfortunate enough to have 6 spacers in my top teeth and 5 in my bottom teeth, all molars, for about a MONTH. Chewing was a nightmare! And then a piece of chicken managed to move one spacer in my top to halfway out. That was even more painful...until I pulled it out and put it back in with floss...

Don't worry...after a week or so, the pain goes mostly away. Just.......chew really gently...! And hopefully nothing gets stuck in your teeth and dislodges them. ...Seriously.[/quote]

If they told me I had to have these in for a month I would of died lol. I get my 6 out Thursday praise Jesus!! Lol[/quote]

Well...They were really only supposed to be in for about 2 weeks, but I couldn't get back in to have my braces put on till after I attended a wedding, so they ended up staying in for about a month :(

Now I've got rubber bands, which are a whole different kind of pain...!!!

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:10 am
by sally758
I too found spacers incredibly painful. Fortunately, I had to wear them only for 3 days.
Drinking ice water and swirling crushed ice in the mouth helped me a lot.

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:01 am
by la7ush
In my case I had them for 7 days and it wasn't that bad. I was playing with them a lot with my tongue and felt quite all right that something was creating space in my overcrowded teeth.