It’s Official

I have braces.  Oh my!

After the first 48 hours, here are my initial reactions (in no particular order):

Brushing my teeth makes me want to cry (I mean…ouch!), but I do it anyway. 

When it comes to what I eat, I’m completely paranoid.

Who knew flossing could be so complicated???

Biting into food is not a good idea yet…hello, pain!

Chewing is challenging.

The use of utensils is apparently a skill to be relearned (and preferably soon).

Straws are fantastic.

Clear brackets rock (even if they are only on the top)!

Two years feels like a long time.

Thank goodness for milkshakes!

So from those of you who have experienced braces, any words of wisdom or advice?