Friday, July 15, 2011

Straight Teeth

Straight teeth are something I have always wanted. In fact, I even had braces for a while when I was growing up. Unfortunately, I had to get them removed before treatment was done because of the cost. It was so hard and I remember that day vividly.

Part of the reason I remember the day so well is because the Orthodontist embarrassed me so badly! He asked me "What do you want to do when you grow up?" and I replied "I think I want to do something in the dental field. Maybe a hygienist!". His reply? "Oh, so you care about other people's teeth but not your own?". I almost cried... he just thought I was some bratty kid who wanted to get my braces off. That couldn't have been farther from the truth!!

Well, about 8 weeks ago I made an appointment with a local orthodontist. We talked about regular, metal braces and the more I thought about it, the more I didn't really want to wear them... I'm 26 years old. Not that anything is wrong with people who wear braces later in life. I just don't have the self confidence!

I ended up going with Invisalign for just my top teeth and I picked them up yesterday! I will have 10 different trays and have to wear each one for 2 weeks. They gave me my first 4 trays and I will have to go back in 8 weeks to check on my progress and get my remaining trays.
Wearing my invisalign! You can barely see it!

I am so excited but my mouth hurts soooo badly! Most it is annoyingly sore. Beauty is pain! It is kind of hard to get them off my teeth as well. I feel like I'm going to pull my teeth off. Ha!

I can drink water while wearing them but have to take them off to drink anything else. I think that will help me keep up my water in take for sure... I just hate taking them off!

Just had to share my excitement!! Has anyone else had braces or invisalign?


moderndaywife said...

How awesome! I had braces and all kinds of work on my teeth growing up! Not fun! Good luck with the invisalign, I thought that always sounded so much easier then braces :)

Mrs. W. said...

What an awful thing that orthodontist said to you! I want to go back in time and punch him for you.

I can't imagine how bad that must've sucked to have to get your braces off prematurely - all that pain for nothing! I had braces in HS, and got them off the week before my senior prom! I hated them so, so much.

Good for you for finally getting what you want! Good luck! :)

KSK said...

What a jerk Ortho you had! *Even if you WERE just a bratty teenager!
I think your teeth look fine... but I get it :)
*I can't wait to get mine - probably in the winter...