OH MY GOD these braces are the worst. I've decided that I am actually having a nickel allergy due to the swollen state of my tongue and also because once I started googling about the swollen tongue I realized that the strange burning sensation on the inside of my lips and their slight puffiness (I must admit that I was secretly happy about the less noticeable lip wrinkles) is also not something that everyone feels. I'm calling the orthodontist first thing on Monday. I might go int here and sit in the waiting room and start chatting it up with all of the other the patient's mothers. heh heh heh. I feel like being a trouble maker. And taking a benadryl tonight to see if the tongue swelling goes down. That will be my allergy confirmation.
I'm overwhelmingly unhappy with them anyway, since I can not close my jaw. I cannot close my jaw because my front teeth hit something. I can't tell if they hit brackets or each other, but in either case, I can't close my jaw. This means I can not exactly chew, so that makes for unsatisfying eating experiences and interesting poops. Seriously, it's disgusting. I decided that I am not going to hold back on the disdain I feel for the orthodontist. I was trying to hold it in since my teeth are currently being held hostage in metal brackets, but I'm going to go all out - full metal jacket - take no shit from the patriarchy - on him. Dude is not going to know what hit him.
Also, I would like to add here that his assistants do not put their masks on correctly. They cover mouths but not their noses and then they freaking breathe into my face with their nasal food breath. I am going to go in there and name the two assistants and refuse to let them hover over me and spray me with their nostril germs. So unsanitary. I can't tell you how highly recommended this dude was! Which angers me further, because I am thinking that this is yet another area in the world where the man's club comes into play and these guys are probably all friends. Do they really think this orthodontist is the shit? I doubt it. Or, I am the most challenging patient ever and he simply wasn't up to the challenge. I think they are all just friends. Fuck. I should have done more research.