Just a super quick update... nothing new, really.
I didn't know what brand of brackets I had but I know realize I have In-Ovation C brackets. So that is neat to know specifically what brand. I don't know if it really matters much though.
One of my front teeth began to click but has since stopped. It actually started doing this just days after being braced initially which I found very strange because I didn't think this happened until later in treatment. None of my other teeth have clicked yet.
This morning I used my Waterpik on setting 4 and I felt it hit something that caused pain, but I didn't think much of it until I tasted blood. I shut it off and bit down on a paper towel to try to find where I was bleeding, but there was blood on the top and the bottom of the paper towel. It wasn't a lot, it was very little, but enough to make me want to know from where I had been bleeding. It stopped after a minute or so.
For lunch I had a Bacon Turkey Bravo with French Onion Soup from Panera Bread. I kept getting things stuck in my braces and that was quite frustrating. I hadn't yet experienced the feeling of actually having to pull something out, and having it tear off and having part of it still stuck in the bracket. I tried to swish around some water in my mouth but it was still stuck in there. I had to excuse myself to get it out.
I practiced flossing today and have realized that it's not so bad on my teeth that have gaps (which is almost all of them). The purpose of the braces is to close my gaps but now I realize it will be much more inconvenient to floss without my gaps! Ugh. My two front bottom teeth are VERY tight and I cannot get the floss to go down to the gum line no matter how much I try to guide it down there. I still have not purchased the Glide floss (still struggling with Superfloss) but I plan to get to the pharmacy before the weekend is over since I need more wax anyhow. The thing that is most frustrating when I floss is the amount of saliva I produce and it is just like a waterfall when I try to floss. It does cause an issue and I don't really think there's anything I can do to prevent is so I just have to work around it. I am so surprised that some entrepreneur hasn't come up with some amazing, exciting invention that would eliminate the hassle of flossing...