hahaha, you two...
So I had my appointment today (can’t call them adjustments since we don’t do much on them
). As always I had my anxiety long before the appointment, and as always my ortho was as kind as always.
He was 10 min late so when he went to get me on the waiting room he said “And then it was Yvonne who had to wait today. Poor you”
. We followed our usual routine with a talk where I sit in a regular chair before anything is being done; how things are going, is there anything new and so on.
Told him that I most likely will take them off and he was all cool with that, he would not push me into continuing if I felt I could not handle it. However, he hoped that I did not decide to take them off because he had his fingers crossed for me and had hoped that I would finish this. If I took them off now he was sure that I would most likely not try again later (true) and with the crowing I have in my lower jaw it would mean problems later.
When I thanked him for what he does for me, all the time and effort, he laughed and smiled. My fear for orthodontic was apparently a very special case, he had never heard about it before and found it very interesting. How calm I can be when I visit my dentist next door but when I see him I’m scared like a horse at the slaughter horse. Normally people are afraid of the work done by the dentist and not what the orthodontist does. He wanted to do what he can to help me.
When it was time to get started after an 25-30 min chat (yeah, I know...
) he asked me what I wanted to do, if I wanted to get a heavier wire or if I wanted (and was ready) to activate the last tooth. I went for the latter, it sounded less scary.
He explained everything (what he does, how it will feel and sounds etc), asking was I’m ok now and then, and not rushing at all. Tend to focus on his voice to get my mind away from the anxiety.
We had our chat at the reception as always at the end, he gives me a new appointment and we talk about the next one and all kinds of other stuff.
This ortho is amazing; he is doing so much for me. I’m amazed that he has not given me up yet!