hookay update time**
I just got my bottom braces on Saturday. I can not explain how much more pain I am suffering from the braces then the uppers. I do not remember the uppers hurting this bad. Maybe it's because my lowers are worse, but wow I wish someone would have warned me.
I had a terrible experiece getting my bottoms on the girl who did spoke more spanish than english and I had to taste that nasty stuff they use before the bracket three times because she couldn't do it right. My saliva was piling up because i didnt want to swallow that gross stuff and she wouldn't use the suction thing i swollwed it twice until i had to tell my mom to tell her. At one point I had three of the tech girls look at my mouth why they spoke in spanish I could understand them saying something about waiting fo rthe doc and how she wasn't sure if she could do it.
I am getting my braces out of town where my family lives so I did not want to risk something bad happening because I can only come on saturdays and they are only open the second saturday of the month.
They put the brackets and I noticed they were clear. I wanted clear but couldnt aford the extra $300 for the bottom but I saw them putting clear and then I saw metal. when the girl was done she was like okay now go upfront and schedule another appointment. Htank God I had my mom with me because she told her I want the doctor to see her before we go since I am out of town. the doc came and he put some cusion on my second to the last teeth because my back back teeth wouldn't touch because my front top teeth would hit my bottom brackets. Any who, the so called cusion feels like gross plastic stuff on my teeth. The doctor is trying to make it easy for me so he didn't put spacers or bands on the loweres instead he just bonded the brackets. I have to be really careful with eating for the first month. Nothing too crunchy he wants to make sure they stay otherwise we are going to have to go the spacer/band route.
oh! so the clear bottoms, I didn't mention anything about getting CLEAR bottom braces. I already signed the contract so if they say anything I am just going to say I don't know you put these on doctor. I am so glad I have the clear though I have clear on the first 6 and metal on the rest and the metals are a tad more painful.
The one that really hurts is that extra tooth at the bottom i think it's the canine but it keeps scrapping against my gum I am using wax now but my gum already took a beating. Flossing and brushing hurts so much on the lowers that I actually form tears. I stared at the mirro for thirty minutes and cried because of the pain and because of how yucky i feel my extra bottom tooth has so much wax the my bottom right side of my lip looks swollen it doesn't have a wire just a bracket so it's not going to go anywhere it's just going to keep on beating up my gum
all i eat are soups and soups and I am hungry for actual food. Tonight I am making Mash potatoes. I feel so unattractive because of the pain and it's that time of the month so I have three zits on my face that I am not charging for rent, lol
I want the pain to subside. I am so scared and feel a little regret now.
My Brace Story:http://archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
1st Adjustment: 6/12/10-wire .014, top n bottom
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