Mandy from Florida
though I read every single story about "my first day with
braces," I was not prepared. I had no idea how sensitive my
teeth are. I know that I cannot bite ice, but WOW!!
Let me begin by
saying that this is a year of firsts. I turned 30 this year and
now braces. I was on the fence about clear or metal for days. I
thought, 'Can I pull off the total 16 year old dorky look?'
(glasses and braces). After talking to my wonderful
orthodontist, the best decision was metal. So- I plan on rockin'
out the total dork look for about 2 years.
When the braces
were applied, the icy cold water and air sprayed on them was
about to make me jump through the roof. The overall application,
not counting the water and air, was pretty pain free. You can
trust I'm telling the truth because I am VERY, VERY afraid of
the dentist. I do have to say the part where they put on the
molar sleeves are not the most fun. They also leave your mouth
with an odd metallic taste.
As I got up out of
the chair to rinse and caught a glimpse of my newly bejeweled
grill, I thought, "Oh my god, what have I done?!?" Now it has
been about 6 hours since they were put on and my teeth are sore,
but they really are not so bad. I know that I will get use to
them. I will cover my mouth when I smile or laugh for the next
month. In the end, it is a great and courageous thing to do. It
is a wonderful thing to do for yourself. I know that in two
years, I will look back and be so happy and thankful I did this.
Congrats to any and all adults that muster the courage to rock
braces. Good job!