Feels good just to read there's other people like me. I'm 36, bad genetics and probably some bad habits too but I know that wasn't all of it.
Today is day 14 with full top. Hoping to do some work on bottoms soon so they match better. Eating is still hard, but it wasn't exactly a picnic before this.. haha get it.
I think this will actually make me eat better in the end, forcing a diet change that I probably needed. I'm not overweight by any means (135lbs) but I eat all the wrong stuff, bacon, cheeseburgers, pizza, pop, etc. So I've complained a lot and I'm dying for a good cheeseburger to sink my teeth into but I see an unexpected benefit coming from this.
Pain is whatever, actually not bad the whole time, only thing that sucks is putting them in they still bite into my gums at the very top, once they're in they seem to "settle" and stop hurting...
Hardest thing for me is the way I sound, the lispy, slurry sounds really bother me when I talk to people. I've been practicing and people are being super nice, but it's seriously shutting down my confidence even at my job, and that's a big problem for me. They say it gets better but idk, I have a huge tongue, over-active saliva glands that won't quit, and this palate is just too slippery. I don't see how it can get better... I sound drunk or stupid or something and I hate it :( but I can smile and laugh again :)
Reading other posts here is helping me keep my resolve to go thru' with it, but there are still moments when I feel I may chicken out ... my teeth are really bad, broken etc