So, I've now had my braces on for 2 weeks and 2 days! Seems like much longer, they already feel like just a normal part of me! I've already got used to seeing myself with them on when I look in the mirror, and already I've decided that they don't really bother me...it's only a bit of metal on my teeth! Who cares?! They're really not a big deal!
Eating is still a bit annoying for me. I tried to eat a panini today, forgetting about the braces, and then had to ask the man in Costa for a fork cos I had to cut it up :( I also had to cut up a plum earlier. My teeth don't really hurt, just feel a bit sort of sore and tender, like if I bit into something they would all snap!
I've not really seen many people I know since I've had them on cos I'm on my easter holidays from uni, so I'm yet to see the reaction of my friends, but to be honest I doubt anybody will really care much.
For any girls wondering what boys think of braces, I had a date the other day, and he didn't seem to mind at all! He'd met me without braces so it must've been a bit of a shock when he met up with old metal mouth here! I brought it up during the date cos I kind of felt like it was the elephant in the room and I would feel more comfortable if I just said about it, but the weird thing was he knew exactly what I was talking about with the surger cos he'd been offered it too! At first I thought he was just being one of those annoying people who goes 'oh I've got an overbite too', when they've got the normal 1 or 2mm overbite that everyone has, but when he said 'you're class 2 right?' I realised he knew what he was talking about! It's weird cos I spend my whole life looking at people's jaws, and I never even noticed it on him. He'd had braces and declined the surgery, but to be honest I didn't think his was anywhere near as bad as mine. He was kind of annoying me though cos I was telling him how I got my problems from sucking my thumb, which is what the orthodontist and surgeon have both told me, and he kept saying that it couldn't happen like that and that it was definitely genetic! It was so annoying, he was acting like he knew more about it than me, and believe me, I'm an expert! haha! If it's genetic, then why doesn't anybody else in my family have it?! Cos it isn't! I know it can be genetic, but with me I know for sure it was my thumb sucking! Anyway, the braces didn't put him off going in for a kiss, so at least I know boys aren't completely repulsed by them, and that I can still kiss with them on! haha! I know this probably shouldn't be one of my biggest concerns, but one of the reasons I'm worried about numbness is cos I think it'll stop me being able to kiss properly! I really shouln't be worrying about that I suppose...but I do! haha! Anyway, this boy's been a bit on and off since then, but I really don't think it was cos of the braces, I'd rather attribute it to the general crapness of men and my general bad luck with them! Sorry for the essay about my love life!
I measured my overbite today and I think it's about 8mm. My ortho said it would get bigger, so hopefully using my trusty method of biting into a piece of paper and measuring the distance with a ruler on the paper, I should be able to see if their are any changes.
Anyway, here's some pics of my teeth after 2 weeks of braces. They probably don't look that different, but I can already feel that one of my canines which was kind of behind my front four teeth is starting to be pulled out in line with the others, so that's good.
This tooth that my ortho didn't put a bracket on is really annoying me, cos all the others are straigtening up, and that one's all out of place! I hope she puts a bracket on it or does something with it next time I go!
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