Well, my first week with braces was quite the roller coaster ride! The installation process was a breeze and basically painless. But the days to come had something different in store for me!
It started with an annoying itch in my gums. Then, it graduated to a burning soreness inside my lips and cheeks that intensified each time I brushed my teeth or rinsed my mouth with anything other than water. The insides of my cheeks were being sliced and diced by my brand new brackets!
I finally broke down and decided to use the wax that my orthodontist put in my goodie bag. Best decision I could have made. I rolled up a big piece of it into a ball, placed it on these treacherous brackets, and went to sleep. I woke the next morning to a bit of relief. FINALLY!
But that was just the tip of the iceberg! To see the rest of the events of my first week with braces unfold, check out the video below!!!