from North Carolina
Okay, this is my first official day.
Ground Zero. I'm still experiencing the Post Traumatic
Stress. I have a slight headache but other then that I will
live. The whole idea of braces came from my dentist after
having a wisdom tooth removed. I have a bit of a gap but
thought, "hey that's just character" Look at Lauren Hutton,
right? Then I thought about my Aunt Hubbie and figured why
roll the "genetics dice"?
Plus there were seemingly nice
orthodontists upstairs in my building, maybe the planets were
aligning? After sitting in the chair for five minutes, the
Orthodontist proclaimed I would indeed need braces, I am
thinking okay maybe just the top teeth, but no she said I needed
upper and lower braces. In my head, as she started talking about
all the things that were wrong with my mouth including the
possibility of adding a prosthetic tooth and spacers and saying
this is a complicated case, I'm thinking damn I making the down
payment on someone's new Lexus SUV. And, no one ever tells you
that there is a process before the braces! I had to have
cavities filled and a tooth removed by an oral surgeon and then
found out most of this would be out of pocket as my dental
insurance did not cover orthodontics and only covered 750
dollars of other dental care! But I digress.
Having the braces put on was not bad. It
took an hour and a half. So far, I'm feeling a little pressure
but I am loving the bite plate that the Orthodontist Assistant
gave me! I have only had a smoothie so far. My personal trainer
and the folks at weight watchers will appreciate that! They have
a token economy set up to motivate kids to follow directions
with their dental care, they gave me my first token today. It's
corny for adults but I'm looking forward to my free pizza!