“I wasn’t that nervous going in to the orthodontist. Peter is very nice and I reckon he did my braces in the least painful way. It took an hour and a half to put them on. It was pretty short really, because I was laying back in the dentist chair.
The worst part was the glue that they use to glue the back bands on. It tasted like off Warheads – yuck!
The interesting part is that they use a special light to set the glue. The glue is heat sensitive and Wendy (the dental technician) told me that if you stand outside with your mouth open for 6 hours it would do the same as the blue light. The blue light only takes a couple of seconds.
It didn’t really hurt when the braces were finally on. It feels weird because I can’t run my tongue over my teeth. And it’s all scratchy on my lips. And I’m finding it hard to smile without showing my teeth.
And whistling is difficult. I tried to whistle our dog, and I can’t do it!!
The braces have been on for about 6 hours now. It is very uncomfortable and tight. My teeth are aching a lot. Peter said that my teeth will be sore for 2 to 3 days, and I have to make sure that I clean my teeth really good. I got a special orthodontic pack to take care of my teeth and I’m looking forward to using the Disclosure Tablets – they make your teeth turn pink if you haven’t brushed them properly.
See you all next week, and I’ll tell you how my first week went.” ~~Clarissa