I have a little confession to make.
I'm supposed to be wearing my retainers every night while sleeping, but lately (because I've been so busy) I haven't had the energy to complete this nightly ritual. So tonight, I decided to wear them again.
NEWS FLASH: The bottom retainers no longer fit.
That's right - one side of my teeth have sort of moved inwards, so the right side of my retainers are no longer in their proper place.
Now, while this is incredibly scary (read: I DON'T WANT TO WEAR BRACES AGAIN), I've devised a plan to get them back in line. I'll be sleeping on my right side for a week to see how it goes or if it moves at all. Then I'll know if this is a problem only my dentist can fix (I really hope it's not that bad).
As I am writing this, my teeth on the right are hurting like crazy. How do I make this pain stop? I can't pop them out again and discontinue using them for good! That would make my situation worse. What to do, what to do?
I really hope this can be remedied immediately. I'm already freaking the eff out.