I Got Braces
I got braces on December 25th and they are painful! Not like scream your head off pain (I can still handle it) but they are painful the pressure you feel on your teeth is unbelievable. Not to mention touching the back of your teeth with your tongue = total horrifying pain! Seriously you feel a sharp pain shoot through you.
I currently feel as if someone punched me in the nose because the pain extends to there as well :/ But the path to having a “Hollywood Smile” has to be painful or else you will get lazy and not appreciate it, right?
So, on December 25th I headed to Bayan Dental to meet up with Dr. Sharma. Based on my sister and friends previous experiences I was told that I would probably just get measured at that appointment and then be called in to get them installed later. Sadly enough that wasn’t the case and I was a nervous wreck, even the dental hygienist noticed it hehe.
You see, Dr. Sharma is unlike the old dentists or some of the recent practicing ones. He does not need to take a mold of your teeth to determine a treatment plan. All he needs is what was done to me during that visit. A profile X-ray and a full dental X-ray. Then he takes pictures of the insides of your mouth and teeth (yes my teeth felt as if they were having a Playboy photo shoot for some reason :/) And that was about it. He then proceeded to put on the braces which wasn’t painful, the most painful thing was the inserting of the wire.
I was given a mirror to check out what he was doing, I saw the first step which was placing the glue but then put it down and closed my eyes. He asked me if I wanted to see and I mumbled a “No” (really they like to strike up a conversation with your mouth wide open like that :/) And even the hygienist asked and I declined. You see if I don’t see what’s going on then I won’t freak out even more therefore I choose to ignore what is happening around me and wait until the end result.
So in the end, I gots me some braces which should be taken off in about a year and 2 months. It should fix my “deep over bite” and give me a perfect smile, not to mention bring back my chin! I was checking some online pictures of deep over bites and when the jaw aligns itself correctly then your face structure changes completely. [They are clear ceramic ones like the above and so far on my upper teeth until they get fixed first.]
Today is kind of Day 3 now and I have lost 1 kilo since I can’t eat anything. Putting a spoon near my teeth is painful, I roll some mashed potato in my hand and throw it in my mouth (not really but you get the picture). Oh well here is hoping the painful stage moves away soon!
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I am a Kuwaiti Apple and gadget girl freak, who gets bored of her blog layouts so much that I change them like I crazy. Currently I work in a newspaper and if you don't see me around I'm being sucked into my job reviewing TV Shows and APPS! This is my space where I vent and release everything, welcome to it.