Raj from Methuen,
I got my braces on July 13,
2005. It was not until after I got braces that I realized
how crooked my teeth are. But it really didn't bother me.
The main selling point that worked for me is 'proper bite'.
Of course there is this smile that I hope will help in my
I got braces for my upper teeth
only for now. I'll be getting my lower teeth braces in about six
months. Doc advised me that, down the road I would need to
remove two upper teeth to achieve proper bite adjustment. I'm
contemplating that decision.
I got clear ceramic braces. The
process itself was painless and least inconvenient of all dental
process. It took about 30 mins (I got only upper teeth braces).
Doc didn't use a mouth opener or anything. His assistant handed
him glued brackets and he applied them one by one, bonding with
the plasma light.
The biggest shock I received
was about the food that I can't eat. I love nuts, pizza, Doritos
and all hard stuff. Nobody told me that I wouldn't be able to
eat those. I can put up with all inconvenience and awkwardness
that comes with braces but I really miss the food. I'm not sure
how would I survive without my favorite food. I'm sure to lose
few pounds because of food restriction.
My teeth are in mild pain now,
but nothing that bothers me during my daily activity.