Wow, 41 and in
braces. Who would have thought Iíd be doing this again. I
donít have the actual part that goes on your molars as they
donít need to move my molars but I have brackets on 10 teeth
on the top and 10 teeth on the bottom. No extra metal by the
roof or floor of my mouth, which is nice.
Anyway, my biggest
hurdle is my teeth feel numb. I checked with the orthodontist
and they say this is normal for the first few days and they gave
me a flat piece of plastic to bite on, off and on during the
day, which has helped. How do kids learn to eat with these
things? Do they just adapt easier or what? Wow, I canít seem to
chew much. Maybe that is just initial, I sure hope so. I have
also found that food doesnít taste the same. It seems I canít
taste the flavor as well.
Iím thinking this
is going to be a great weight loss plan as Iíve been avoiding
eating since it doesnít taste good, is a lot of work and I have
to brush my teeth as soon as Iím done. I am trying to be
optimistic and keep hoping each day will be better. It could be
a long 9-12 months.