I don’t want to scare away any newbie who may be planning to get braces with my “Oh it hurts like hell” kinda statements, so for those of you (kids or scared adults), my case was different, severe and complex and hence complex treatment.
I got 5 extractions in one day which didn’t hurt that much… The only thing was my entire mouth was numb, swollen and was dripping blood and I couldn’t even close my mouth or drink my own blood coz it’s just GEE ARE OW ESS ESS GROSS.
I got braces 2 days later, on both my jaws. I admit I was eager to get braces because the Gaps were killing me, so soon as I was able to hold up the shock of losing 5 strong healthy teeth, I went for the braces.
At this point, I was happy because everyone said the braces looked cute on me. YAY MEEE.
2 days later, I started having problem closing my mouth completely because one of the upper brackets was colliding with my lower teeth and it kept my bite open a little. I went to my dentist hoping he would either push the bracket up or file my lower teeth so I could close my bite completely.
TO MY UTTER SHOCK and I really mean utter shock, they cemented my right and left first molars to stop me from closing my mouth or make a bite completely.
Now my mouth is one inch open on the inside and the entire pressure of my head has fallen on the two molars.
The braces hurt….
The pressure hurts…
Every teeth hurts…
My mouth has cuts and soars and bruises that come and go…
But more than that, not being able to relax my jaws HURTSSSSSS. The pain is unbearable and it drives me crazy so much that I just want to hit my head to the wall.
Here I am trying to come back to work after a long break but all I have done for the past 3 hours is write this post with frequent intervals where I just held my head and stared into the infinity of my laptop screen.