Friday, October 12, 2007

I got my lower retainer yesterday. Ouch.

So, here's the skinny on the retainer.

- I have to take it out to eat
- I have to take it out to drink anything other than cold water
- I have to take it out to brush my teeth

Did I mention it hurts for a good 5 minutes after I put it back on?

If you're thinking, "Bet she's not going to take that retainer out all that often," you'd be right. No more snacking or impulse food! In fact, it better be a dang good reason to take the retainer out - I want to go through that pain as few times as possible!

They told me it could take two months to get used to this retainer. Guess I'll be losing a lot of weight in the next two months - this retainer will certainly keep me on the straight and narrow!


Leah said...

Oh ouchie. That sounds horrible :(
Hope you get used to it real quickly!

Emily said...

Man, I hope it doesn't take too long to get used to that. But I suppose the up-side is the diet that accompanies it.

Meghan said...

Oh you poor thing.
I, too, had braces 3x's.
It sucks.

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