Megan from California
I'm 18 years old and I just
got braces yesterday. I have some gaps in my teeth and an
overbite. I'm going to have braces for 12-18 months.
The process of getting braces
on was not as painful as I thought. The worst part was when they
glued the bracket to my teeth. The glue tasted really gross and
made me want to throw up. I felt slight pressure right after my
braces were on but later they started to hurt.
So far, my teeth really hurt.
I've only been able to eat soup, yogurt, smoothies and ice cream
which means that I've been STARVING for a day. Today I tried
eating some pasta, which I had to cut up in small pieces and
It feels really weird when I
try to chew and I can't put really any pressure on my teeth.
Also the insides of my cheeks feel like they have been ripped
out. The wax helps a little bit but I just need to get used to
them. Hopefully it won't take too long to get used to, I don't
know how much longer I can go on without solid foods!