Denise from Florida
Before I begin let me give
everyone some background information about myself. After
growing up with large gaps between my teeth I decided to get
braces. Growing up my parents did not have the money to buy
braces for me. Out of four children I was the only one with
crooked-gapped teeth. Needless, to say it was quite
embarrassing growing up ( I was teased by classmates for
years). Now I am 27 and I have decided to get braces. My
doctor says that it will only take 2 years to straighten my
teeth. I am so excited.
On August 5th I had my braces
put on. The procedure only took an hour and 15 minutes. It was
painless and very comfortable. I was even able to watch TV and
relax. I was given a T-shirt and a dental kit and a thorough
speech about how to care for my teeth. I didn't have any pain
until about 5 hours after the braces were put on. I actually
wanted to rip them off my teeth, but after thinking about the
outcome I decided to toughen up an deal with it.
I was nervous about returning
to work on Monday. I am a 4th grade teacher and I didn't tell
anyone about the braces co-workers or students. Everyone has
been very supportive. I have even inspired my students to want
braces to correct their dental imperfections.
I had my first adjustment on
September 20th. It didn't hurt except for a few teeth were sore
and I was able to eat normally. I have my next appointment on
November 15th. I have had a lot of movement and the largest gap
between my front teeth appears to be getting smaller. I can't
wait to write back in about 6 months with an update.