Mia from Sydney, Australia
I have been planning to wear
braces for few years now, I am 19 and started working few
months ago, and having my money now decided to get braces
I'll never forgive my parents
for not caring to put braces for me, and it was obvious I needed
them. Of course I know it costs lot of money, but hey its for
the rest of my life, and is displayed all the time.
My teeth are not ugly or
overcrowded, I have a slight overbite and my upper jaw is quite
small and narrow, I was always embarrassed to laugh because of
my teeth, and even if I did Id always try and hide my smile or
try and not laugh at all.
Well now since I have my own
money I decided its time to get my braces on, I had to take two
healthy teeth out because my jaw is narrow and teeth need some
space to spread, I also needed to fix anything else and there
was around 8 teeth for which I got tooth coloured feeling's,
which is great, they have changed the old ugly metal looking
After all that was done, I got
separators, oh it was so annoying. But it was only for 7 days,
after that I got my braces on. I was very nervous, but it wasn't
painful at all, just a bit uncomfortable with my mouth open as
wide as could be for 45 min.
First night wasn't that bad, I
had a bit of pain but Panadol helped. This morning my jaw and
teeth were tender and I felt quite uncomfortable. Well, all I
feel like at the moment is somehow getting them out of my mouth,
this pressure is very annoying and I'm not used it. I know I
need at least few days to get used to it, and I honestly cant
wait. I got clear braces on the top and metal on the bottom, I
also have to wear elastics. I'm not embarrassed or shy to wear
them I'm very confident which is a good thing. My co-workers
have been very supportive as well as my friends, which also
helps. I just keep thinking of a beautiful smile I will have for
the first time in my life when I take them off, and I cant wait.
Also for any adults with children reading this, please do
everything if any of your children need braces to put on, it is
so much easier to wear them when you are at school and young.
Well that's my story, Good Luck
everyone with braces and anyone planning to get them!!!