Thursday, March 11, 2010
No, these are not my teeth…but I now have a set of braces just like them. Yes, as of today, I am now an adult brace face. I think I am my Orthodontist’s oldest patient. :)
They wanted to take my picture and hang it on the bulletin board along with all the other kids (and I do mean kids) photos next to the door when you walk in. I politely declined.
I am 4 Motrin IB’s in to my day. So far the suffering is under control. It is the strangest sensation. I only have them on my top teeth for the next 8 weeks to help move them enough to make room for the brackets on the bottom and then I will get the rest put on my bottom teeth. My vanity kicked in and had me opt for the clear ceramic brackets. I have a white wire too. The metal brackets are only on the far back teeth. Now if I can only figure out how to wrap my lips around them and I am so looking forward to the inside of my cheeks turning into hamburger. (How’s that for a mental picture?!) :)
So today is day 1. Only 730 more to go. :)
For a compete history of my Adventures In Wearing Braces As An Adult click here to see an update and some before and after photos :)