Today I went to get my top braces putted in.
The spacers I had on -- click here to read about it -- they were hurting a bit. Mainly because they were really pressing again my gum, but it was bearable. I had them for two days The first thing the doctor did was to remove them...
The process of punting on the braces was very easy. They glue each individual bracket with a special glue that needs a blue light to set. So far, so good. No pain at all.
But then the doctor had to put some rings where the spacers were. These rings are what hold the wire and they have to be really stuck between my teeth. And ooh god. When she pushed them in, it hurt like hell. But it's just for a moment. Then the pain went away. But yeah that's not nice at all... After that she added the wire and the rubber bands to keep it in place. Again, painless. I choose baby-blue for my firs color.
She explained me how to brush and how to take care of my braces. I can't eat anything crunchy like chocolate, toasts or apples, nor sticky stuff like chewing-gum, soft-candies. I should not drink carbonated drinks -- like coca-cola -- because it can remove the glue. Also, if I drink natural fruit-juice, to use a straw because the acid from the fruit can also remove the glue and oxidize the brackets. She gave me some wax to put on the braces if something is poking my mouth.
As soon as the doctor finished installing it, I immediately felt pressure. A lot. And I'm still feeling. It's not pain, it doesn't hurt, it's just uncomfortable. But so far that's it. It doesn't hurt. Just pressure.
I have to admit, lunch was hard. I was not able to chew properly and I kept hurting my tong.So I just ate some soup and some ice-cream. But I guess -- better say, I hope -- I just have to get used to it. Ans yes, food gets stuck all over the place.
I am returning there in the beginning of January. But I will keep you updated :)
Also, guys, if you have any tips or tricks that will make this smoother, let me know :)