Beauty comes with a price tag and a whole lot of inconvenience. While some had a relatively easy experiences with braces, others had it worse due to various oral complications. To those who are planning to put on braces soon, you’re about to embark on a journey like no other. If you’d like to know what you’re actually signing up for, read on and take a deep breath because this is a commitment which cannot be undone once you step out from your dentist’s office.
#1 Ulcers and blisters are common
When you just gotten your braces on, you will feel extremely uncomfortable with all the metal hurting the inside of your mouth. It will scratch your mouth, and more worst the scratch will cause the specific part swollen which looks like ulcer.
#2 Headache and sleepness nights are your best buds
The worst feeling you will be experience is from day 2- day 7. I woke up from bed every night due to the ache caused by the pressure caused by the newly installed braces or after you tighten them. You won’t be able to chew anything as your teeth is no longer in sync to carry out its basic function. Porridge is now your forever meal.
#3 Orthodontics wax is your life’s staple
#4 Constantly having an illusion that there’s food stuck in your braces
This is the most annoying situation. Picture yourself on a dinner date at a ramen joint, and while you’re slurping your noodles away, it decides to get stuck in your braces. It takes more than just a simple rinse to remove food trapped inside your braces. More often than not, you will need a small brush to remove it. Most people will also alter their diet altogether to save the hassle of excusing themselves to the washroom every now and then.
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#5 Say NO to Apple and Corn!
#6 You may not be able to pronounce ‘s’ or ‘c’ properly
When you are trying to pronounce words with ‘s’ or ‘c’, you’re bound to embarrass yourself. It will be difficult at first to speak fluently without any slur but this situation will gradually improve over time.
#7 The color of your band is a matter of aesthetic life and death
It is true that lighter color band especially white and transparent ones will make your braces looks invisible. However, it will be a nightmare when you consume curry noodles or tom yum soup. The white or transparent color will turn yellowish in time.
#8 You’re never have a real taste of freedom
After removing your braces, you new BFF in life is the retainer. Here comes with your retainers. You will need to wear retainers 24/7, only to remove it when you’re eating. The tightness of the retainers will make you feel uneasy so it’s another round of getting used to it until it settles in.
A difficult journey it may be, putting on braces is one of the best decisions that you can make in your life. Your teeth will look healthier and aligned. It gives you the confidence to smile more often. As long as you remember to put on your retainer regularly, your teeth is bound to be perfect for life!
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