Thursday, September 4, 2008


I know a lot of you have had braces, you could have said something. Sure you said it hurts. But you could have told me it HURTS. Seriously. And I swear the brackets have gotten bigger since they've been on my teeth. I feel like my mouth takes up my whole face.
And I begged my husband for this.

Plus, all I ever do is think about myself now. All day long, me, me, me. I'm having a pity party, wanna come. It's about a year and a half long, so it will be hard for you to miss it. The only people who might hate my braces more than me are the people who spend time around me.

Did I mention this sucks?


Adam and Kristina said...

I've never had them, but I've had many a mouth pains, and they are the worst! Hang in there!

Christine Peterson said...

check your email I sent you some tips. no pain no gain is what you have to tell yourself, the end result is awesome and it only lasts a few days. check your email ;)

Christa said...

I'm beginning to have some doubts about wanting braces for myself. Did you just recently get them? Maybe things will improve. That's what I'll imagine will happen so I don't talk myself out of getting them someday.

hello, my name is amber marie. said...

before i could get my braces on i had to have an 'expander' [aka: torture device] put in the roof of my mouth to widen my jaw... i had to put a key like thing in it every night + turn. TORTURE!

then i got my braces on and thought the worst was over... until one day i was standing over my dog petting her and kissing her head when she jumped up in my face [playfully] and one of the brackets from my braces got stuck in my upper lip. i kind of wanted to die.

hang in there! it will be worth the pain! :) and ask your orthodontist for some dental wax if he hasn't already given you some... it helps TONS in the beginning!

Jenn said...

one word, motrin or aleve. I guess that is a couple of words!! It will only last for a few days and then return every time you get your wires changed!! I remember the pain when I had mine on, no fun, but you will be so glad you did it!! Hang in there. The person that took my kids pics, is Shanna Bikman, Jonathan's wife, she did such a great job!!

Ryan.Robyn said...

that last person said motrin of aleve. YOur pain sounds much worse than that. I suggest morphene or maybe even medical mary jane. ha ha. have you heard the saying be careful what you wish for because you might just get it? haha

Lorrie Veasey said...

You are now officially A WOMAN WHO SUFFERS FOR BEAUTY. *sniff* I'm so proud of you.

Kimbooly said...

Baking soda and water. REALLY. Make a mixture of baking soda and water, who cares how much, maybe 1 part baking soda, three parts water. Swish it around in your mouth. DO NOT swallow. This always temporarily calmed my mouth pain when it was just too much.

The wax was hard--it didn't really stay on the brackets very well, but it was certainly helpful.

I LOVED braces. Kids said, "What? You won't love them." So I, like a good school sheep, started moaning and groaning about them. But the moment I got them on, I burst out with my original attitude: I love braces! I thought I was *so* cool.

Now, years later, I just wish I had kept that darn retainer in. Then I wouldn't have to think about getting braces AGAIN.

Blaine said...

you say you want to get knocked up, then you complain about feeling sick and how labor hurts. you say you want lasic, so i get you lasic, you complain about how your scared and how your eyes hurt. you say your want braces, now comes all this pain complaining. why dont you ask me for a new pillow or a jumbo size sponge or something a little less invasive.
I love you!

TJ said...

Thanks for the tips and support everyone. Today they do feel a little, let me stress little, better.
Lorrie, I even carry around a compact now:) so I can make sure food is stuck in them.
Blaine, you got me a new pillow once, remeber it cost $60.00. And I love it, but it's worn out, so maybe you could get me another?

ALF said...

I remember how much braces hurt at first. They stop huring after a few days. Promise.

Gatsby said...

Ouch. Sorry.

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