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!