This is just a little post talking about my braces experience so far...mostly ranting >_<. You can ignore it if you'd like.. but I just wanted to write here because maybe there's someone out there who might be experiencing this. probably not, but who knows?
People usually get braces when they're like in middle school or high school. I've been done with college for a year already... (time flew by SO fast). It kind of sucks to get braces so late in life...anyway, So on December 17, 2010, I had an appointment to get braces point on. Just a few days before that, I had 3 pre-molar teeth extracted. Getting all these teeth procedures happen at such close proximity is really unpleasant. My advice would be to wait a couple of weeks after teeth extractions to get braces. With the extractions, I've been really paranoid about getting this thing called "dry socket" so I've been super cautious about everything. I've been using my tongue and the back left corner of my mouth to eat basically. Ate mash potatoes and baby food for the first few days :P. With the braces on, it just added on to the struggle I already had with the teeth extractions. It was really sore for the first couple of days with braces. The slightest touch of any metal utensil was sooo painful. The soreness has subsided a little bit, and now only hurts on the front and right side when I bite. I've been brushing like 3-4 times a day, but my mouth/teeth/tongue feel really unclean to be honest. It feels really weird to brush the back of my teeth and to floss. Since my front teeth protrude, I can't close my mouth now with the braces on. I can't bite my lips :(... but it was a bad habit anyway. I can't pucker my lips. and worst of all, it causes me to drool A LOT. It's gross and embarrassing. My tongue has become really dry, I think because I've been using it to break food...and because my mouth stays slightly open. I think there's actually something wrong with it... because the middle of my tongue can't taste anything and it feels kind of cut. Another thing is my mouth is super small, so I feel/look/talk like I have really buckteeth :(. I lost a bit of weight. I really don't want to, I want to eat EVERYTHING, but I can't. My bf thinks the braces are cute -__-, but he's only seen me with them through Skype and I kind of look healthier on webcam. but I look almost sickly in person, especially in daylight, when I'm not smiling. How is my boyfriend going to love this face?...haha. I can't even say his name properly because I can't put my lips together as smoothly. sigh...so much complaints huh? I guess just gotta wait till my mouth can get use to itself again.
I promise, next post will be Guangzhou in pictures.