Insignia Braces Two Week Progress Report by Andrea at Hess & VanLandschoot OrthodonticsHey everyone, here is my two-week progress report for my new Insignia braces!

I have to say that it’s been a new and thrilling experience for me. Ever since I got my braces on I’ve had to make minor changes in my daily routine, but it’s nothing I cannot handle.

For the first 48 hours I did feel sore, but it was not as bad as I thought it would be. Nonetheless, I am fascinated by how my teeth are starting to shift so quickly!

At first I had to get over the initial shock of seeing myself in braces, but after that I didn’t even notice them at all. I noticed that the Insignia brackets are smaller than traditional ones, so using Insignia has definitely made me feel less self-conscious.

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It has been two weeks since my braces were put on and I’m not going to lie and say that I haven’t noticed them. Overall, I think I’d have to say that my first 48 hours with my Insignia braces went as expected: it hurts a bit, I lisp a bit, and it’s a bit hard to eat, but in the end I know it will all be worth it!

I’d describe my mouth as sore, but not painful. For about the first twelve hours I wasn’t in pain at all. When I woke up on the first day I noticed one of my teeth aching a little – the kind of feeling you’d get if you pressed on a tooth really hard – I took some ibuprofen just in case it got worse and didn’t feel anything more after that.

One or two of my teeth hurt if you press them now, but ordinarily they’re fine. At the end of day one I could definitely feel the inside of my lips starting to bother me – a kind of raw sensation and a bit of redness around the edge where the inside of lip comes in contact with the brackets. It definitely helps to use some wax on the brackets and wires that you can feel the most.

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