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If you had braces please HELP ME!!!! GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
17th Apr '13

I've had braces for a year now, this past Sunday they added rubber bands to the mix. Well they are KILLING me, I want to rip the right side of my head off.. They are moving the lower right jaw back a few millimeters and it's seriously hurting more than anything I've ever felt in my mouth. My entire right side hurts. My neck, my nose, my ear, my eye.. I have the worst headache, I can't sleep or eat (I'm drinking ensures and soup broths). I can open my mouth far enough to pop a Tylenol in for the awful headache. But it does nothing for the pain. I NEED advil but I'm pregnant.



I've been icing and heating that side of my face with no relief. Called my Ortho and he said it's normal and to take some advil for the pain. So great, the only thing that will bring some relief is the something I can't take till October. Someone PLEASE help!!



How long will this last, It's been 3 days and I've broke down crying from the pain, If I yawn in my sleep my I get this shooting pain that jolts me out of bed.. THIS SUCKS SO BAD!!

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22368 posts
17th Apr '13

It will get better in the next few days. I had the rubber bands also.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Blythe.:" It will get better in the next few days. I had the rubber bands also. "


what did you do to relieve it?? and how long did it take before you could open your mouth when you took them out to eat?

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
17th Apr '13

I had braces twice. It will get better before in a few days.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" I had braces twice. It will get better before in a few days."


TWICE?!? why??

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22368 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting My boys=My life~14weeks:" what did you do to relieve it?? and how long did it take before you could open your mouth when you took them out to eat?"


just a few days. I didn't do anything to relieve it

BαtMαɳ Gotham, __, United States 69356 posts
17th Apr '13

Drinking something icy helped me. Its temporary but it was worth it, especially when it got really bad. But like the other ladies said, it will get better in a few days.

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting My boys=My life~14weeks:" TWICE?!? why??"


Once when only half my adult teeth were in, and then again when all my adult teeth were in. and I had a retainer inbetween that time and I also had one of those braces that goes around your face that you sleep in. I was a hot mess.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59959 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" I had braces twice. It will get better before in a few days."


DITTO. TWICE, those shits.



And all rubber bands, all the time. And head gear (sexy!). Sucked balls.




Give it a few more days, OP. Unfortunately, that's the only advice I can give. :(

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59959 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Once when only half my adult teeth were in, and then again when all my adult teeth were in. and I had ... [snip!] ... retainer inbetween that time and I also had one of those braces that goes around your face that you sleep in. I was a hot mess."


OMIGAH you're my orthodontics twin.

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting The Doctor:" OMIGAH you're my orthodontics twin."

Teeth doppelganger!

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22368 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Once when only half my adult teeth were in, and then again when all my adult teeth were in. and I had ... [snip!] ... retainer inbetween that time and I also had one of those braces that goes around your face that you sleep in. I was a hot mess."


YES! I had head gear too. I hated that shit

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59959 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Teeth doppelganger!"



:lol:



GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
17th Apr '13

Lol I liked the pain.. knowing it was correcting my teeth. It gets better.. then they give you thicker bands and you have to readjust
Eating ice pops is really the only thing that "helped"

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting GL♣PC:" Lol I liked the pain.. knowing it was correcting my teeth. It gets better.. then they give you thicker bands and you have to readjust Eating ice pops is really the only thing that "helped""


Im on the thickest band right now :-(