My First Day in Braces

experiences of ArchWired readers

Angie from the USA

I am 35 and just had my braces put on last month. My 12 year old and I went to a consultation together and I told him, it was my turn first...ha! I hope my orthodontist likes our family because my son is after me, probably about 4-5 years of having us as patients...
Anyway...I had no idea what I was in for. The spacers...let me just say again...THE SPACERS are horrendous. Really, no one ever told me what a nuisance they were. My gums itched and were sore and I actually took one out the morning before because I couldn't hack it...I don't recommend this, I had just had enough!
Another thing no one told me was just how crooked my teeth looked after the braces were put on...not cute! I came home and my kids wanted pizza...yeah right?? I took the cheese off the top and that was that...Milkshake anyone? I am sure my mouth will be sore tomorrow, but I am happy I have finally gone through with all of this. I know it will be worth it...cute little pink bands and all.  So for now I will just enlighten myself and read other stories....

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