Well, it’s day 5 of the 18 month marathon that will be my ‘braces adventure’. I’m just starting to get used to them properly and, while conscious of them all the time, I’m beginning to see how they might just feel ‘normal’ after a while.
One thing I’m not used to yet is the ‘brushing ritual’ – or rather, what happens when I brush my teeth/braces. I am a real stickler for cleanliness (especially my teeth) so I’m brushing and flossing after every meal (and not snacking at all in between times). What gets me is that no matter how small the pieces of food are that I eat and no matter how much I try to chew them I still end up brushing out, what I consider to be, huge bits of food from behind and around my braces every time – ewww!
There are two possible solutions to this: put up with it or liquidise every single thing I eat until it’s akin to milkshake! 😉
Bearing in mind my penchant for potatoes and rice I think I may have to go the ‘put up and shut up’ route (though I love mash I think a soupy version of potatoes sounds less than appetising).
Sticking with the food theme I was surprised to discover that there are specialist cookbooks in America just for braces wearers. Most brilliantly, the publishers are metalmouth media (you can see all their resources here)! The US seems to be far more on the ball with resources etc for braces wearers.
On another less gross note, my teeth have been aching a lot today. I think that means they’ve stopped fighting and are allowing themselves to be moved! Come on teeth – you can do it!!