I discovered this website the
day before I was to get my braces. I was so upset that I
hadn't discovered it before. I thought I was in braces
heaven. I finally had an idea of what to expect.
I took two Advils before
arriving at my appointment. I experienced absolutely no pain. I
don't think the Advil prevented pain, there was no pain to be
felt. I only got them on my upper teeth. I am to return next
week for the lower teeth.
Back to the pain. Everyone told
me the pain would kick in a couple of hours after the braces
were applied. They warned me to hurry up and eat, then get
prepared to take more Advil and sleep.
I followed their advice in
part. I took more Advil and ate lunch. (which was a chore
because I found out I cant eat sandwiches any more). Then I went
to the mall and hung out with friends.
I waited for the pain the
come...it never did.
My friends said, well, wait a
few more hours, it'll come...it never did.
They said, "well when you wake
up it'll be here"...it wasn't.
They said well, give it a few
days...give it a week. Well, a week was today...still no pain.
However I do have abrasions in
my mouth from the braces, but once I finally started using the
wax, even that went away.
I love my braces!! But they
have stolen from me the joy of eating, because now it's more
like a chore.