April from Florida
I am 45 years of
age. I have wanted braces since childhood, and my parents
could not afford them. As an adult, I waited for braces
thinking one of my children may need braces. I got braces
yesterday. I only got the top teeth done, my dentist wants
me to wait until I acclimate and some room is made, before
the bottom is done.
I must say I am in
some moderate pain. Nothing that Advil can't fix. But while
eating soup, I lost a bracket on the first day!!!! I have since
drank my meals. (smoothies) I have a friend who has braces and
is close to getting them removed. She gave me the advice of cut
everything very fine and gum it or just swallow it.
I am happy I made
the decision, but I must admit it is quite more painful, the day
after the braces are installed. I am happy to have braces. I
feel as thought it will lead to a metamorphosis. Most people
tell me I don't smile a lot, maybe I will now!