The Worst Thing That Could Get Caught in Your Braces

I was told by a few close people that the story about peeing my pants at the roller rink was a nice break from style, recipe, and do it yourself posts. It’s true, sometimes posting about miscellaneous life events is not only a nice break for readers but for me as well. The funny part, those are the hardest to think of! I realized though, the beauty of these posts, and the ones I love reading the most are the simplest and most honest posts.

You want honest? Well, I’ll be 29 next month and I have adult braces. I’ve had a gap in my front teeth my entire life. I hardly ever thought about it growing up until I started to hate it in my 20s. When I was finally financially able, I made the second most expensive purchase of my life. Basically, I’m walking around with a used Toyota in my mouth. I will admit that I didn’t realize there was such thing as invisible braces until it was too late. I was talking to my Korean friend and he said how he went to an 치열교정 (that’s an Orthodontics to you and I) and learnt about a type of invisible aligner that takes much less time than traditional brace. Great… but still, this was the best decision I have ever made. We have plans to remove them in a few short months and I will be walking around with an endless supply of Sour Patch Kids in my purse and smiling at every stranger in the street. Having braces can be a big commitment, especially as an adult, they are not normally seen, so people do tend to stare! If you are considering it, you may want to research ‘how long do braces take?’ and see the possibility for yourself, bear in mind that it is unique to everyone.

If you’ve ever had braces, you know what a huge pain it is to eat. Looking into something like this Putney Dental dental floss guide could be beneficial, especially when it comes to eating with braces. The more you know, the easier it may become. Eating and cleaning braces initially may not be the easiest, but in time, everyone gets used to it. Spinach salad for lunch? Why it’s a blast. Corn on the cob? Good luck. I’ve grown accustomed to the food at this point and know when and when not to reach for certain foods depending on the situation and who I’m with – I’ve learned not to eat salads at work luncheons, for example. I’ve had my scarf get caught on my brackets and have to be very careful when I wear bright lipstick. This wasn’t a great look, but it’s just so hard to stop things from getting stuck in them. Clear Braces for straighter teeth are probably the only type of braces that don’t get anything stuck in them. I’d say it’s because they look more like a gum shield which can be removed if it needs to be. By the looks of it, it’s easier to keep clean too. But unfortunately, I’m stuck with these braces which means I have to figure out a way to stop things from getting wedged in them. However, recently the worst thing that could have possibly got stuck in my braces did:

A bug.

I was flying down a hill on my bike, with my mouth open for some reason? and bam a bug went in my mouth, died instantly, and was hanging out in my brackets. I fiercely spat and tried to get this nasty thing out of my brackets and it proved to be much harder than I thought.

We’ve all swallowed a bug at some point in time. But a bug in your braces? That’s the last thing I expected when I made the decision to walk around looking like a 12 year old. Don’t underestimate the power of brackets. Although I laughed hysterically about it after the fact, I learned my lesson: ride with mouth closed at all times.

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