Orthodontic work yesterday – braces to straighten my crooked teeth and correct an overbite.  Not painful at all the procedure, but when I got home and finally had a chance to make a sandwich for lunch the first bite resulted in a couple of lower brackets breaking away from the teeth to which they’d been anchored.  The dental office was able to get me back in to repair the damage and make a couple of adjustments.  My mouth feels strange and my speech sounds different/feels awkward.  Probably a soft diet for a couple of days.  I’m hoping this intervention will help prevent dentition problems as I get older and, Sparks fans, that I’ll look a little better.

2 thoughts on “Braces

  1. Well, you beat me in terms of getting braces on in years beyond adolescence! Well done on you. I had braces put on when I was 29 years old. They remained on my teeth for 3 about years and I had to have jaw surgery (top jaw) done when I was about 20 or so months into the treatment – with the braces still on. Major. Hopefully you won’t have to endure too much pain with them. In the meantime, I can recommend cooking some soups and freezing them for those times the teeth are a bit sensitive to chew much with. The end result is usually always worth it. Cheers, Carolyn

  2. Hi Carolyn, I didn’t remember or maybe didn’t know you’d had braces as an adult and don’t recall that your teeth ever looked like they needed straightening. Since the first day, I’ve been eating a soft, mostly liquid diet. Soup’s a great idea. The orthodontist told me to expect about two years with the braces on and maybe an extraction or two somewhere during that time. As of yesterday morning, I’d already lost about five pounds. Thanks for the encouragement and hello to your family. Chris

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