Last friday, I went for an adjustment on my upper and lower braces. I was excited to go to this adjustment because I knew my orthodontist would give me orders to get my bicuspids extracted. Yes, I am aware of the fact that I’m insane for WANTING to get my teeth pulled. Truth of the matter is, I know that once those teeth are out – we really can get moving. Even the doctor said that judging by how well everything is going, I may be done in 12 months. (WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!) Having the lower brackets on for over 4 weeks now, I have yet to see a lot of movement. However, the teeth were much more crowded. When I get the two lower teeth pulled, I am sure that will help a considerable amount.
Getting the lower bottom braces on was way more painful that I thought it would be. I had all kinds of sores in my lower lip. So much so that they added a bumper to my wire this time around. I tell you what, that bumper is a life saver! I don’t wake up in the morning with a permanent impression of my lower wire in the inside of my lip. That wasn’t all to fun. During the first four weeks of the lower braces, eating was very difficult. Even soft things were hard to chew!
I’m trying to not let myself get bummed out about having braces. I’ve been carded for R rated movies. Confused for a high schooler. And some days, you just don’t feel as pretty. I really underestimated what braces would do to my self-esteem. Like always, I have to keep reminding myself that in the end – it will ALL be worth it.
But, I really do miss eating corn on the cob.