I can not eat well with braces

Indonesia
March 14, 2013 10:22am CST
I am suffer not because of the pain or sore on my teeth when I dediced to wear braces a week ago. It is because wearing braces gives me hard time to eat. I can't eat some foods which they are my favorite. I have to cut the fruits into small pieces before eating, and I can't drink soda. The worst is when the doctor pull one of my upper right molar. I can not chewing well. I think I will lost my weight, there will still more teeth to be pulled out in 3 months, one every month.
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@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
15 Mar 13
I used to wear braces too. I think I had it for 3 years. At first, it was a pain to eat. I cannot chew well and the foods just get stuck on the wires. However, in time, I learned to deal with it. I eventually learned how to eat with the wires, too. I'm sure you'll figure it out soon. As for now, just think of your well-aligned teeth when the braces go off! That's motivation enough!
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
You had it for 3 years??? wow! I can not chew well untuil now because my gum after my upper molar take out is still open and sometimes food stuck in there. It took me about 15 minutes to clean my teeth now,, have to take mirror with me while Im brushing to make sure that theres nothing stuck on the wires
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
15 Mar 13
Braces take a LOT of adjustment. In my case, at least... when it hurt for me to bite on food; I bite it all the more hahaha!! That's showing my gums and teeth who's boss. Yes, I wore braces for 3 years and I love my teeth now all the more. So if I can, surely, you can too! Best of luck on those braces!
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
ok,, you're the boss! Thank you so much,, can't wait till the time I see my teeth in well-aligned
• India
15 Mar 13
yeah that can give a little bit of problem but it become worse when it comes to food and eating. you will not loose weight mrswhitfield he he he we feel it , but it is not so. but your condition is not good when it comes to eating with your braces. you must be missing those KFc chicken , burgers and the ribs isn't it ?
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
miss all of thos foods A LOT! I know all this hard time I have to go through with my braces will worth someday But missing KFC
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
15 Mar 13
Hi, My friend had braces in his school time. It must be very troublesome for eating hard food. If it trapped in the braces there would be very difficulty in cleaning braces. But after removing braces my friend stats looking handsome with lovely smile. So try to bear the troubles patiently. After some days everything will be alright.
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
I can't eat hard food for the next few months because some teeth will be taken out. I will be patient,, I will but sometimes it's so tempting when I see people eat something that I used to eat whenever I have not had my braces
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
14 Mar 13
I never wore braces, thank goodness that I don't have a need to. But my younger siblings are wearing theirs now and I notice a considerable decrease in our monthly chocolates and other junk food groceries that they sneak on the grocery cart. Whenever their dentist would adjust their braces, they will be in pain for days. At least if you are trying to lose some weight I think having braces will be a big help.
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
You are lucky you don't have to wear braces. Well I don't regret it anyway I at my ideal weight now, I am afraid I will loose some pons after 1 month wearing braces, its just my 2nd week
@elsino91 (443)
• Poland
14 Mar 13
Yeah I remember what its like to have braces. When I had mine the first few weeks I could only really it soft things like bread, or soup or porridge etc. Then you get used to it, eventually you should be able to eat the things you like. I couldn't bare not being able to eat meat like chicken and beef.
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
I miss KFC a lot but I can't eat untill all the teeth that are planned to be removed all gone. It will be months before I can eat fast food again
@flamez3r0 (319)
• Puerto Rico
14 Mar 13
Hello :D. I had braces when I was little and it was horrible, the pain and discomfort is renewed every time they adjust them. I think that's why they tend to use them on children, since they don't know very well what torture means :P. In my case they took out 2 of my canines for some reason, and then they damned me to wear a mouth piece for the rest of my life. By now I don't use it anymore since it's an eternity of pain to have a nice smile, which I find unreasonable :). How long will you keep your braces?
• Indonesia
14 Mar 13
The pain and the sore last for 5 days, this is my 2nd week. My Ortho. said I will use it about 2 years according to the movement of my teeth You were lucky only 2 canines, I have to let 4 teeth out
@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 13
Wearing braces will definitely come into way when you want to eat something. But since it is necessary in order to help you with your dental issue, you have to bear with it and survive this short period. Take it as a triumph and perhaps a side program at loosing weight. Think positive and eat the food suggested by your doctor.
15 Mar 13
I never taught braces are painful as that until you shared and others comments also, I'm planning to put braces also since my teeth are rotating, I can clearly imagine how painful it was the way you describe in details. Thanks for sharing!
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
Sorry to hear about that. I have friends who have had braces. They have told me how hard it was for them. They were finally relieved when it was already taken out. Hope you adjust to it in time.
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
hi... you are right at first it is difficult for you but times goes by..it is for you just like my friend. ask you doctor about that perhaps he/she will give advice to you,.. get well.