I was fortunate enough to get braces the pas couple weeks. I have wanted braces for as long as I could remember. I was really hopeful I would be able to get the Invisaline clear retainers, but after two consultations, was advised to get regular braces. Regular braces will be able to do things that Invialine wouldn’t be able to.
So far, it has been worse than imagined. And Not only due to the mouth sores which haven’t seemed to get better, but I can’t chew regular food because my bite is way worse then I ever knew. My back teeth don’t touch at all with the braces on. So I have been eating a lot of smoothies, mash potatoes, yogurt and fish.
I feel so self conscious of the braces when I smile. Even though most of them are clear, I still just don’t feel like myself. I don’t want to smile or talk because I feel like a little child and my mouth feels so dry and big-even bigger than usual.
None the less, I am still so so thankful for braces. I saw progress with the gap in my teeth in less then a week. Now, if only the other teeth would hurry and move. The orthodontist says it will be about 18 months- that sounds like torture. Hopefully I will get used to them. I just try to keep remembering that it is a blessing and to treat it as such.