Hello everyone! My name is Ioben and I am 29 years old. I had metal braces installed a week and a half ago, and I just had my spreader installed (an hour ago) to correct my cross-bite. It is difficult to talk without sounding like I've been gagged. I have heard reading out loud will help me get back to a semi-normal way of speaking... hopefully soon for the love of God! I attempted my first meal (lunch) and luckily managed to get it all down without looking like a donkey doing the yee-haw face. I hope my treatment will zoom by and I can take this spreader out and toss it into the scrap pile bucket.