Donna from Ontario, Canada
My first day in braces went
much better than I had expected. After a sleepless night,
worrying about the braces, I went to the Orthodontist. At
the Orthodontist, they checked my teeth, polished my teeth
and put on the etchant (which didn't taste too wonderful).
Next went on the brackets. The Ortho Assistant had trouble
getting a couple of the brackets on as they kept turning on
her. Once the brackets were in place, she put the UV light
machine on each tooth and until it beeped. After the
brackets were on, I tried to put my lip over them and they
felt weird and cool at the same time. Then I was shown the
wire. It looked so tiny. Next the wire was put on. Instantly
I felt pressure and tightness but no pain. That was it. I
was all done!!
I was then taken into another
room and given my goodie bag and instructions on how to brush.
Then I was off to pay. Now, that was the hard part!!
Afterwards, I went about my
business for the rest of day, stopping at every mirror to see
what my new smile looked like. The only soreness I felt was when
I went to chew anything. Then my teeth felt like they belonged
to someone else (or at least I wish they did).
Because the first day went so
well I went to bed that night thinking this is easy. Well, as I
grind my teeth, I find out it wasn't that easy. Around 1 am and
again at 3:30 am I woke up in pain as my upper teeth had made
contact with the bottom teeth during the grinding. Nothing an
Advil didn't cure.
I am so proud of my new wire
smile as it shows that I am actively doing something to improve
teeth. I smile now much more than ever before!!
To anyone who is contemplating
getting braces, Just Go Do It!!