Eating is a pain in the behind!

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Nolaterals
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#16 Post by Nolaterals »

I feel you! I just have the spacers at this point, but it's nearly impossible to eat now. I am so sore and I feel like I bite right into the rubber piece every time I bite down.

autumnl
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#17 Post by autumnl »

Totally! When I had mine, I went to munch on some animal crackers at work one day. Needless to say- I didn't munch on more than 1 bite lol. I was sooo happy to get them out. I bit two of them in half, so halfway through i had pieces flopping around. Annoying as all get out. Ice cold water helps with the achiness.
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Branwillaws
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#18 Post by Branwillaws »

I lost 25-30 pounds in 3 weeks.. mind you I'm already overweight to begin with. Since I started eating again I have gained 5 pounds but I'm also training (don't worry, not lifting anything over 50lbs)

ouisel
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#19 Post by ouisel »

Yep I feel you! Had molar build ups when I started six months ago and eating was a nightmare for the first month. I still have difficulty actually biting things off clean but it's gotten easier. I got elastics at my last appointment and my ortho recommended I eat with them on... Looked like a total weirdo at brunch today haha!

thegolfer86
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#20 Post by thegolfer86 »

How is the eating/biting for you now days? I got mine on yesterday and have to agree with just about everything said in this thread.
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Pixelada
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#21 Post by Pixelada »

I got mine two days ago and o have only been able to eat soft food like soup, smoothies, and ice cream, even eating soft bread is too much of a hassle. I wonder if I will be able to eat normal while I have the braces on.

autumnl
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#22 Post by autumnl »

Welcome welcome! It does get easier as you get used to your braces, then you get elastics and you kinda start the process all over again :shock: That being said- I definitely do not eat the same as I did before braces. I don't snack near as much since I don't want the hassel of cleaning my teeth every couple of hours. There will be days when you can bite into everything and then back to days when you can't bite a piece of bread. But honestly, those days are few. You will enjoy burgers and pizza again, I promise :D But in general, it's still kind of a pain lol. You get used to a "new normal".
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Lovespain5
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#23 Post by Lovespain5 »

autumnl wrote:Welcome welcome! It does get easier as you get used to your braces, then you get elastics and you kinda start the process all over again :shock: That being said- I definitely do not eat the same as I did before braces. I don't snack near as much since I don't want the hassel of cleaning my teeth every couple of hours. There will be days when you can bite into everything and then back to days when you can't bite a piece of bread. But honestly, those days are few. You will enjoy burgers and pizza again, I promise :D But in general, it's still kind of a pain lol. You get used to a "new normal".
Yes! I completly agree! So you've started with the elastics? Which configuration and strength do you have?
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autumnl
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#24 Post by autumnl »

Right now just horizontal from canine-back. Both top and bottom to close gaps. Wearing "yellows". I go on Monday for an adjustment, so we'll see what happens :-*
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Lovespain5
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#25 Post by Lovespain5 »

autumnl wrote:Right now just horizontal from canine-back. Both top and bottom to close gaps. Wearing "yellows". I go on Monday for an adjustment, so we'll see what happens :-*
Ok! I never had this configuration. But I see that is used for a retraction too! Have you already seen some changes? In your profile or your mouth?
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autumnl
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#26 Post by autumnl »

In my mouth I have lots of gaps opening up. My bottom canines that used to lie sideways across the front of the next ones over- are almost vertical! In my profile- not too much yet.
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Lovespain5
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Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

#27 Post by Lovespain5 »

autumnl wrote:In my mouth I have lots of gaps opening up. My bottom canines that used to lie sideways across the front of the next ones over- are almost vertical! In my profile- not too much yet.
That's the first steps of the retraction and that's completly normal. I had spaces between my front 6 teeth during one year.
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