So I officially have middle school problems.
Last Friday I began my journey with Invisalign. And as excited as I am for straight teeth, I forgot some of the finer points of having braces I missed in my teens, and will now be going through at the ripe old age of 24.
New Challenges My Life has Acquired Due To My Teeth:
1. Nothing crunchy for me. My back teeth hurt. I think it’s because the trays press on my fillings…
2. I can’t bite anything. Examples include sandwiches, chicken legs, foods that come on sticks, corn on the cob (which is essentially a stick), etc. Since I have to remove the trays to eat, I don’t get the added support around my shifting teeth that traditional braces provide, and the front teeth hurt too.
3. My tooth brush is my best friend. I have 3 now. One at home, one at work, and one that rides around in my purse. They each have toothpaste spouses and dental floss children.
4. In a true return to my days in band where mouth injuries were common, mouth sore mouthwash is a must. Particularly because the dang tray sliced my tongue on day 1 and I couldn’t talk for two days.
5. Spit happens. All the time. There’s junk in my mouth, I can’t help but salivate.
6. I understand why chocolate is hated by most dentists. It’s a serious pain to try to get out of my teeth in a timely manner!
I’m waiting till next Friday to do my first official “Hey I have Invisalign!” post. I don’t want to be angsty unnecessarily. Plus, the pictures will probably speak for themselves. I will then have gone through my first whole two week cycle.
Ok, enough ranting for this lunch pause. That subway flatbread I got? Not soft enough for these sensitive little guys… Time to brush!