Sunday, September 04, 2011

Awkward

I get to be an awkward teenager again!

I had some cavities filled in July & almost immediately noticed my bite felt a bit different. I didn't think much of it, I still wear my retainers at night - sometimes. It's a pain so I just wear them every two to three nights to keep my teeth from shifting too much.

Over the last week I've started to have horrible jaw pain. I was thinking I might have TMJ. A few days ago I tried to put my retainers in for the night but my teeth had shifted so much the top retainer just feel out! I forced it to stay in & talked to my dentist about it on Friday.

He doesn't know why the filling on the front of my tooth changed my bite & could only recommend wearing my retainers as often as possible. Awesome.

I've been a good girl & I've been wearing them all weekend & the more I wear them the more I realize that my bite had shifted much more dramatically than I realized. Now my teeth are aching as they go back into place & it hurts to eat. The good thing is that the jaw pain has virtually disappeared.

I'm also now rocking a fabulous lisp!

3 comments :

Tricia said...

I am so sorry you have inherited my wandering teeth. My bite changes daily, depending on how I'VE slept, and the littlest thing can cause my jaws and teeth to ache. I'm so glad you've worn your retainers all these years.

Vickie said...

I have that problem too. I wish I'd continued to wear my retainers because my teeth look like I never had braces now and I had them twice. The dentists told Corey and Jesse they have to wear them forever. Wish they'd told me that.

hilltopper said...

i thtill think youre awethome.

even full on band geek head gear cant change that. :)

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