3/06/2016 08:11:00 pm


I just got them, and will try to document this process, so that when people ask me how it feels, they'll know. Because when I asked three people-the first who had them for four years and it's still there, the second who just got them out after one year, and the third who just got them on two weeks before me- and they said 'you'll get used to it' (first and third), and 'it'll be painful but it'll be okay after the first week' (second).

2 weeks before.
Went to the dentist, put in separators, got my teeth shape molded (icky, that one) and x-ray. Told I'd have to extract 4 teeth. The seperators didn't feel that bad, only a little tight.

12-13 days before.
Man, I take back what I said about the separators. They ache so much! I ended up having soft foods like porridge, bread (tearing them up into small small pieces) and oatmeal.

 3 hours before extraction.
Had a 2 hour nap before going to the dentist, since I'm guessing I'd lose sleep after extracting teeth and putting on braces. Had a full meal before the nap, and a prata before the dentist's.

At the dentist's.
She took out the separators,
Put in the metal ring-like thingys on the back of my jaw (4 in total).
Put in brackets (small metal pieces which connects the wire later) by sticking it to my teeth with some sort of glue-like gel.
Rubbed a cherry-flavoured gel thing and  injected anesthesia (in the gums, which just felt like having a fishbone poking in the gum for a short while)
Extracted 3 teeth, by vigorously shaking the tooth with some tool. Felt only slight pressure but no pain.
Here's when I got to choose the colour for the rubber bands- blue. There wasn't much variety of colours (less than 10? And only 2 shades of blue, dark and the shade of blue that Google uses (in it's logo), I chose that).
Put in wires.

2.5 hours after 3 teeth extraction and putting on brackets and wires. Feeling extremely angsty and fidgety. Maybe it's the aesthetic? Solved the problem (partially) when I got home, on the piano. Beethoven's Rage Over A Lost Penny helps, especially in a very very fast speed.

3 hours after extraction.
Starting to get hungry. Suppose I can drink something now. Going to have an ice drink, then have a painkiller.