I got braces today at 6PM. I got in the ordination at 6:10 and got out exactly an hour later with braces on my upper and lower teeth.
The orthodontist and his assistant were so nice, actually he asked me what he’ll be doing (beacuse he know I studied the hell out of youtube videos). And then he expalined some more. When they started it was all good, but just when the assitant was shining the light at the second tooth my throat started acting up and I started caughing. My orthodontist then took another light and they finished together in record time (I think) for me to catch my breath and drink some water. We had a 5 minute break and then they did my lower braces.
I can’t explain the tightnes I felt in my teeth when the started putting the wire and the ligatures on. GOOD GOD. And he put the rubber ligatures on some teeth, but the wire ligatures (which for some reason are stronger) on other.
After all that he made me bite down slowly, and beacuse I have an overjet and averbite my teeth were touching the lower braces and I actually couldn’t bite down all the way. That’s why he put in a bit blocker which is kinda annoying. I tried eating a crossaint for dinner (the butter one which is the softes one around) and it annoyed me so much that I couldn’t bite into it. I just mashed it with teh bite blocker and with my toung on the roof of my mouth.
It’s been 4 hours since I got them and the haven’t started hurting much yet. The orthodontist said I should feel some pain after 3 hours, but he also mentioned that some people don’t feel pain at all. I don’t think I’m that lucky. I started feeling pain in my lower incisors when I bite down (beacuse I can still bite down with the fronth of my teeth, just not the back). I think tomorrow will be hell and I will be taking something to relieve my pain.
I’m so happy that I’m one step closer to my new smile 🙂 YAAAY
Also I put a picture of my kinda full smile just for this blog. I don’t like to picture myself like that so all other pictures are with my fake/controled smile.