I have the usual
start up story. I wanted to do something for myself, besides
being a mother, wife, sister, manager, aunt, daughter,
grand-daughter, cousin and friend. So, I decided to get my
over bite fixed, crowding in my lower teeth and hopefully
combat a growing TMJ problem.
It took the usual
1 1/2 hours to fix the braces on my top teeth. I have clear on
the top since I do a lot of face to face with customers and in 4
weeks get my metal bottom braces put on. I have spacers in the
bottom now to make room. I was expecting a lot more pain on
biting but since my top teeth don't touch the bottom in front
yet, I just feel a general tightness and one raw spot in the
very back where the metal bracket is on a back tooth.
The one problem I
did have was that the last tooth on the left side was too small
for a bracket so the dentist is going to "bond" to it later. A
little dental wax on the one sore bracket seems to have helped
the rubbing...so we will see what tomorrow brings.
My top spacers
were very uncomfortable and I am more worried about pain from
the bottom spacers than the braces at this point. The dentist
said 18 months from crooked to straight! I will have a TMJ bite
guard/splint when I am done and of course a retainer for night
time. I am looking forward to my new smile in 18 months time.