Getting over an underbite

blogging my way through double jaw surgery

On my way

Well I have had the braces over a week now.  I’m pretty much used to them.  Around day 6 they quit hurting so much and now they are just barely tender in the front. Next visit they are going to put more brackets on the back teeth, so it will hurt all over again. I went out and bought plenty of wax but turns out I didn’t need it. My mouth has gotten used to the braces very quickly.

I went to the dentist today and that was fun. They had to use the water fountain spray to clean my teeth since they can’t use the polisher.  At least it felt like a water fountain. My face and neck were soaked afterwards even with a towel over my face.

My next appt was set for 6 weeks… I wish it could go faster. Now that I have the braces on I am more ready than ever to have this over with.  My bite is more pronounced and it strains my lips to close them. I have to remind myself not to close my teeth (jaw strain) or my lips (makes them tired) but I forget; also I have to eat and talk! And I can’t whistle anymore! I wore braces for four years before and I just don’t remember that.

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