Tuesday, March 8, 2022

(8/31) Newly Bracketed

8 of 31 - SOLSC 2022

"Guess how old I was when I stopped sucking my fingers." 

She started guessing ages and then realized this was probably not a completely random question, so began looking for the connection.

I squashed her guessing game, "The night before I got my braces off - in 7th grade."

Soft foods and wax, as well as ice water, are the focus as she's adjusting to the brackets and wires taking up space in her mouth as of this afternoon.

"I only had six brackets, total; four in the front," pointing to my top teeth, "and one anchoring each side in the back. It was because I sucked my fingers that I needed braces at all. I had given myself an overbite."

I do have more experience than anyone else in our house with braces at the moment, though with every tooth that is big enough to hold a bracket sporting new hardware in her mouth, her experience is going to be more all encompassing than mine was.

Hoping she could sleep through the night due to tooth pain is something I thought was behind us, but I was wrong.


  1. Ouch, that does sound like she's in some pain. Hugs!

  2. I know exactly what you mean. Especially, when the wire decides out of nowhere to pop out of the sides of the bracket and pierce right into your gums. Uff! Torture!

  3. Omg, The first few days are the worst! 😢😢 I hope she feels better soon.