Starting 2013 with braces...

If you want to share the detailed saga of your braces story, this is the place to do it. You can use this forum as a braces journal, editing and updating your posts as your treatment goes on. Remember to also visit the main ArchWired.com site for additional stories from other readers!

ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS: Do not post full-face photos or personal contact information on this website. We have had problems with people re-posting members' photos on fetish websites. Please only post photos of your teeth, not your whole face. Keep your email and your personal information private. Thank you.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Message
Author
kiwibug
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 am
Location: NZ

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#16 Post by kiwibug » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:40 am

Thanks :) feeling quite tender tonight. I've just taken a couple more pain killers and popped some wax onto the poky spots that are rubbing. Hoping for a good sleep tonight
Image

User avatar
Ellabelle
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:21 pm

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#17 Post by Ellabelle » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:26 am

Congrats! Upload pics when you can. :) And good call on the purple. I'm leaning towards that myself. Hope you wake up feeling only minimal tenderness.

NICURN85
Posts: 528
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:30 am
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#18 Post by NICURN85 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:52 am

Congrats!!! Hope you are not too sore. You went with my favorite color ligs!!!
~KIMMIE

Image

Click here to view my story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42578

Image

User avatar
EbonyQ
Posts: 425
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Europe

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#19 Post by EbonyQ » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:48 am

Congrats!!! :-)o How's your teeth today?
Image

Image
[/url]

kiwibug
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 am
Location: NZ

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#20 Post by kiwibug » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:56 pm

Thanks everyone. Keeping up with the painkillers today, quite a bit of soreness and discomfort. I've managed to still eat a normal diet, just cut up very small and eating slowly.
Hoping for a better day tomorrow :)

Photo attached as well, taken yesterday just after being braced
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Image

NICURN85
Posts: 528
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:30 am
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#21 Post by NICURN85 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:16 am

I love the purple. You are making me want that color purple when I go next week. Looking good. Hope the soreness goes away soon!
~KIMMIE

Image

Click here to view my story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42578

Image

Angel269
Posts: 561
Joined: Wed May 30, 2012 11:39 am
Location: UK

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#22 Post by Angel269 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:35 am

I love your purple.

Hope you will see progress quickly.

Image


[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/]
Image

My braces story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=42457

Impressions-08/06/12
Big Day-22/06/12
Started using Bite Plate-14/07/12
Estimated treatment-8 months (upper ceramics)
Debond date-04/03/13

kiwibug
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 am
Location: NZ

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#23 Post by kiwibug » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:19 pm

First annoying food moment.... Trying to eat a mince and cheese pie. Halfway through after cutting it into tiny pieces and chewing just in the back. The mince gets stuck everywhere. Arghhhhh
Image

Lirvinrn
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:07 pm
Location: Southeastern US

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#24 Post by Lirvinrn » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:33 pm

I have been living on spaghetti Os, yogurt, pudding, canned fruit and ice cream.. Oh and milkshakes and smoothies are great. Has anyone tried Carnation breakfast drinks or Ensure/Boost? Wondering how they taste. My biggest issue isn't chewing, it's the rubbing on my cheek, irritating the irritation already there. Anything that goes through a straw is good since it doesn't have to touch my cheek. Wish a Chick-fil-a was closer!

User avatar
iBorg
Posts: 1877
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:34 pm
Location: West Virgina
Contact:

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#25 Post by iBorg » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:34 pm

I got in the habit of ordering water without ice so I could rinse out as I ate.

I still do.
I wore braces (this time) for 1294 days or 3 years, 6 months and 17 days.
But who's counting?
Jaw Surgery June 1, 2009
Thanks for praying for me and thinking happy thoughts.

Image
Image

kiwibug
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 am
Location: NZ

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#26 Post by kiwibug » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:36 am

I have no idea about liquid meal replacement drinks, I've stuck to my normal diet just cut up small and eating a lot slower.

Definitely rinsing as I go :) Not a good look to have food stuck when you're dealing with customers!

Feeling ok today for the most part, just 2 brackets that arent wired in and don't have o-rings that rub and get caught on my cheeks. ouchies! I checked with the orthodontist about them today, but he said they cant put o-rings on the brackets that they've put back there. Using wax when needed and hoping my cheeks toughen up quick back there :) 3 days down and so far no major hassles or pain, just mild discomfort :) I might even attempt to eat a burrito this weekend... we'll see!
Image

Lirvinrn
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:07 pm
Location: Southeastern US

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#27 Post by Lirvinrn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:34 pm

I drank a chocolate Carnation drink today and it was good!
My biggest issue isn't teeth hurting to chew but my cheeks rubbing on the braces when I chew or talk. By the end of the day it's so sore. Trying to do salt water a lot. Hope this doesn't continue the whole time...

kiwibug
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 am
Location: NZ

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#28 Post by kiwibug » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:13 pm

5 days in and I'm wondering what I was so worried about :)

I'm eating all the food I normally eat, albeit slower and cut into pieces. Aside from a little rubbing after 5 days of non stop talking, I'm not having any problems at all. Still times where teeth are a bit tender from the pressure, but really no biggie.
Making me wonder if its too easy?!

Looking forward to my weekend ritual of a burrito for lunch tomorrow :)
Image

User avatar
iBorg
Posts: 1877
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:34 pm
Location: West Virgina
Contact:

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#29 Post by iBorg » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:20 am

Some orthos swear no pain, no gain.

Mine's comment was if I can get them through the first week, they'll be good.


Congrats, you're almost there!
I wore braces (this time) for 1294 days or 3 years, 6 months and 17 days.
But who's counting?
Jaw Surgery June 1, 2009
Thanks for praying for me and thinking happy thoughts.

Image
Image

kiwibug
Posts: 112
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 am
Location: NZ

Re: Starting 2013 with braces...

#30 Post by kiwibug » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:09 am

1 week today! It's been pretty easy for the most part. I've had lots of rubbing since Saturday and 3 fairly sore ulcers on my lower left side. Not pleasant, but not unbearable either.
Having no trouble with food sticking or anything similar at this point. Was a bit worried about having rice for tea tonight after what I'd heard everyone say that it gets everywhere, but no issues :) Only hard thing at this point is crackers, they do get everywhere!
Off to brush, floss, and get some wax and bonjela on before bed!
Image

Post Reply