My First Day in Braces

experiences of ArchWired readers

 Samantha from Quebec, Canada

Well I got my ceramic braces last month. The procedure went better than I had expected. I was so nervous walking in the ortho's office, not knowing what to expect because nobody had told me about how the braces would be put on, so Thank God for this website. It really helped answer a lot of questions and ease some of my fears. (ed: glad to hear that!)

I want to reassure people out there; do not worry about getting them on. It is painless. But I must admit at this moment I do have a little pain but Advil helps. My ortho told me to expect more pain tomorrow but that a pain killer will definitely help a lot. Another thing is that eating and chewing right now is not possible. So I'm just having soup and drinking lots of juice.

Overall, ( by the way I'm 25 yrs old) I am glad I finally got these braces on. I been putting this off for 10 years now because I was more concerned about appearance. The only thing I regret a little is to have waited so long. But better late than never, right? I'm glad I finally got the courage to do this and I want to encourage everyone out there who need braces but are worried about what people might say or think, well the only thing I can say is that getting braces will be the best thing you will ever do for yourself (one of the best things) the end result will be well worth it.

So people go for it!!! You will be glad you did and before you know it you will be smiling from ear to ear and proud! God bless!

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