5 Days in Braces - With photos
by, 11-23-2010 at 03:21 PM (761 Views)
So I thought I would post an update, 5 days in. The aching/soreness of my teeth seems to have eased up in the past couple of days, my teeth are no longer hurting/aching when I wake up in the morning. I have now started to eat a bit more solid food (only a bit though), but although my teeth are no longer hurting 'constantly' (yay, I don't need pain killers anymore!), they do still hurt a little while chewing, but nothing like compared to before. I am still unable to chew properly though, and that's because my upper right 1st molar is still hitting on the lower molar band stopping my back teeth from meeting. I might have to give my Orthos office a call/visit and tell them about this, maybe they can adjust the lower band, seeing as it isn't actually doing anything yet as it isn't connected to any other brackets.
From my previous post/s you might have been able to tell I was just a bit upset with flossing ;-), well, lastnight I actually managed to do a little better than the previous nights... YIPEEEE! I still didn't manage to floss EVERY single upper tooth, but I basically only left one tooth out on each side (my 1st molar), so there is a light at the end of the flossing with braces tunnel lol. I just used regular floss, as the Oral-B Superfloss I bought does NOT fit between my teeth.
Anyway, I thought I'd upload a couple more pictures as I have been a bit lazy on that side. I didn't take any photos of my upper arch until today, 5 days in. So here is a picture of before braces and with braces (with braces picture taken 5 days in) and a photo from front of upper braces: