Re: how soon for adhesive?
I'm happy that your's has been a good experience - much of it is in your positive attitude - good for you!!!
The swelling and bruising is very normal after extractions....I resembled a chipmunk after I had my uppers pulled, but felt like you, it was a small price to pay for beautiful straight teeth.
I was lucky that I haven't had any problems with sore spots....just once I had a small spot on the roof of my mouth, but my dentist took care of it in less than 5 minutes, and I haven't had a problem since.
Although there have been adjustments along the way, I'm very happy with my new smile, and would do it again in a minute.