Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Get out of my mouth!

I have had my braces for 7 months now...I am VERY pleased about the progress on my lower teeth...however....I went to the orthodontist 6 days ago and my mouth STILL hurts, I can only eat really soft foods and I'm downing motrin like a mad woman! I can't figure it out, they're basically straight...why is it hurting so much now? The science doesn't make sense, when my teeth were moving a lot in the beginning, it didn't hurt at all.

 It was not a good appointment, the woman working on my mouth was ticking me off and then jammed my tooth and broke a bracket off! It hurt, it took an hour to fix, and I had the unfortunate pleasure of having the cement sanded off my tooth. Doesn't sound that bad? It was like a jack hammer was in my mouth, it made me so uncomfortable I thought I was going to pass out (which made me realize that I often get light headed when I'm having an adverse reaction to a situation.) On top of that my Dentist agreed with me that there has been no improvement on the top teeth over the past 2 months, NICE! You can't really see it in the pictures but the two teeth on the top are still not where they're supposed to be....but it certainly does look better.

Then when I was leaving...they told me that next time I come in, they're going "to start moving my roots". What the hell does that mean!?! Well, at least I have something to freak out over for the next 2 months.

Ok, moving on...I will say that I can feel my teeth really moving now! The top doesn't look better but it feels better, if that makes any sense. And I keep thinking about the fact that it was about this time last year that I started talking to my husband about seriously considering finally getting braces though I was really struggling with the idea...and now a year later I've had them for 7 months!

p.s. Thank God I'm already married...these are some horrific pictures of myself that I'm choosing to post on the internet! (Sorry husband)

Related post
The first week of having braces
Braces at 3 months


  1. I did think you were rather brave posting some of these pictures!

    Glad the teeth are working out for you and they are definitely looking straighter:-)

    Am not sure what moving the roots means either, perhaps google, although that might scare you even more!

    1. Oh! No way! I've had to make a very serious decision to not google anything medical any more!! It makes me to crazy...and i really have to force myself to resist!

      Ha! Yes I know- these pics are 'unflattering' but when I look at them I'm really only looking at my teeth, so I thought maybe no body else would notice how bad I looked!! Haha!! I'm going to revamp the pics next month!


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