I'm a 34 year old female
mother of two who has the worst smile known to man. I have a
large overbite with a huge gap between the front two upper
teeth. I've always wanted braces and the perfect smile.
About 20 years ago my parents
started the process (I've been wearing brackets on my upper
teeth just that long) but we moved out of state and never
Well I started a life changing
process a little over a year ago. I've lost 57 pounds and am
just about the same size I was in high school. That being an
accomplishment in itself I decided I'm going to have the smile
I've always wanted despite the fact that I'm terrified of the
dentist and that I really can't afford the braces.
I had my upper metal braces and
lower brackets put on the morning of 5/16/06 and 2 days later
I've got to say that I'm pleasantly surprised. There has been
that feeling of pressure on my teeth but no real pain (hardly
what I expected to say the least). I must say that eating is
quite the challenge though and will take major getting used to.
I expect the bottoms to be placed in the next few months and
can't wait for that picture perfect smile.