Last day with wires, tomorrow the braces come off. I can’t wait to eat an apple, just to find out what it’s like to bite into something and expect a lump to be incised surgically from it. Previous apple eating was a matter of gnawing like a rabbit at the fruit, making inroads by aiming the teeth that aligned to the apple that most stuck out.
The orthodontist has given up trying to perfectly align the teeth for bite, he says they are 99% in place and to be honest, that’s good enough for me. I can see them all now so cleaning should be much easier.
The advice is to take painkillers about 2hrs before the appointment. This is because the brackets have been placed using a ceramic glue on the upper teeth, and a regular glue on the lower teeth. When removing the brackets, a special tool compresses the bond and breaks the glue off the tooth. The ceramic glue can be much harder to remove, and shatters noisily on removal – apparently loud enough to be unnerving!