I woke up this morning and the inside of my mouth was absolutely screaming at me! The braces have burrowed their way through the soft tissue, leaving the inside of my lips cut and swollen. My tongue is rough, calloused from its repeated contact with the jagged metal around my molars. One bracket especially feels like it's a spike attached to my tooth!
In this last month with braces, I feel as though my mouth is resisting these things more than ever. I'm coming up on nine months with them now and they've almost never bothered me this much. I have my appointment this thursday to get impressions done, then another two weeks (possibly one!) till they're off! For now just poppin Advil.