Tuesday, April 1, 2008

ouch.

The braces are terrible. So terrible, in fact, that despite taking pictures for later reference, I was not sure if I could bring myself to show the rest of the world. But this morning, I have better resolve, better tylenol, and a better sense of humor. So, here we go. Huge, terrible, so big-my-lips-don't-really-fit-over-them braces. Yikes.

And they hurt like... well, they hurt. Last night was worse than this morning, except for my jaw. My jaw is deciding to declare mutiny on the rest of my skull and teeth and is throwing HUGE fits for reasons unknown. My top teeth don't hurt TOO terribly yet (though I already miss being able to "bite" into things), but that new wire on the lowers is movin' and shakin', let me tell you. Can't wait to see all the progress.

But MAN, do they look awful! If only my lips fit over them in any way.... Hopefully that improves soon.

8 comments:

Kristi said...

Wow! They look great! The pain will be worth it, I swear! I remember having braces in junior high and high school and I don't know how, but I managed to get used to playing my saxophone with them! It's doable! Can't wait till I see you next! I wish I had known about your blog earlier....

Kiwikaren said...

Congrats on getting your uppers braced!

Rinsing with warm salt water is soothing and healing and may help your mouth to feel better.

Hope you're soon feeling heaps more comfy with your new uppers and excited with the progress!

Alli said...

Just think...you're THAT much closer to having the whole thing complete. Not to mention, you've been through this before with the lower ones...you're already prepared!

They really don't look bad...I can't wait to see how awesome your teeth are going to look afterwards!

Michelle said...

Just look at how fast your lowers moved, now you can start watching the uppers too. It will all be so worth it.
That's exactly how I felt when they first went on, it felt like I couldn't close my mouth over them without really trying. It will get better, promise!

Rainne said...

Just think, tho...you can pretend you've had lip implants and have sexy Hollywood Angelina Jolie lips!

:)

laura said...

They really do start to feel a lot smaller as time passes. Even my old friend/adult braces buddy, who had a pretty bad overjet, a very small mouth, and a low tolerance for pain, and is also a teacher and has to talk all day - even she got used to them before long.

Aimee said...

You'll get used to them. They don't look as bad as you think! I hated mine when I first got them on and now I hardly notice them.

holski said...

Looks great! Very soon, you will forget they're even there. =)