So after having spacers in for 3 days, I’m starting to get used to them…then one pops right off as i was eating ice cream. I knew that sucker was going cuz I felt it coming out of my tooth. I guess it did its job! Since my orthodontist doesn’t work on Fridays, I couldn’t go in to get it fixed. Doesn’t matter anyway cuz I had an appointment on Monday to get the brackets put on.
Monday rolls along and I’m feeling a bit better, I can’t actually eat soft foods, no more soup…for now. I go in and get my brackets put in. First they take out the spacers…they pretty much just pull them out with a tool…like the ones that the dentist use to scrape the plaque off. Then they put the metal bands on my molars. These are the reasons why I needed the spacers, to make room for the bands.
Next they put a contraption in my mouth so stretch out my lips so that nothing is touching my teeth. They blow air into it and then rub some kinda agent on it to make the surface dry. Then they put the brackets on…pretty much a painless process. Then it comes time to glue the suckers on. They warn me that the glue tastes pretty gross…they say it’s like sour cherry. Now i love sour cherry candy…i’m thinking, oh it can’t be that bad. I was wrong…there was nothing cherry about it. All i can taste was the tartness of the glue…not a good taste at all.
So after an hour my brackets are in and i’m sent out the door. They sent me home with a travel case full of things to clean my teeth…and also a new Oral B electric toothbrush. Score! Those things are cool! I can feel the brackets poking my cheeks already. So I try to eat lunch…and everything gets stuck to my brackets…very annoying! By the end of the night, my left cheek was killing me…it felt as if someone jabbed the side of my cheeks with a very sharp knife. I was not happy….and it gets worse. The next day, my right cheek starts to hurt…it feels as if i can’t eat anything but soup. I just don’t want anything irritating my cheeks any further.
So now it’s the night before the extractions. I’m really hoping it won’t be as bad as they say. Since they are pulling out my bicuspids, it should be easier than extracting impacted wisdom teeth. I will know tomorrow afternoon how bad it really is…