From reading the stories from
this message board I was convinced that the most pain Iíd
feel would come from the spacers (separators) they put in
before the braces. And boy was I wrong. I have crowded teeth
at the bottom and when I was getting my braces in I bled
like the red sea. IT WAS EXTREMELY painful.
However, now that I have them
on I am yet to experience the post-pain that everyone seems to
write about. Iíve had them in for about 1 day now with no major
pain, at least nothing as bad as when the braces were put on.
FYI, I am a 22 year-old-male,
and I have to say it felt a little embarrassing jerking around
and screaming as the attempted to put the braces on.
I love the website and itís
been a great resource. Thanks Guys!
(Editor's note: It's pretty
unusual to have blood and pain when your braces are put on!
There is usually no blood at all and the pain comes later. But
I'm glad you feel better now!)