Tracy from Ohio
My name is
Tracey, I'm from Zanesville Ohio. I just got my braces on
January 18. I have been contemplating getting them for some
time now. I went for normal appointments with my dentist to
get my teeth ready, and we were talking about orthodontists
that could possibly fit me for invisaligns. Well, after
scheduling the first appointment with my orthodonist, Dr.
Anderson, I found out my teeth were too bad for those.
Needless to say, I
went back and got braces. I have the ceramic on top and metal on
bottom. Getting them put on wasn't painful at all, I figured it
would be painless almost the whole time. Boy, was I wrong. 3
hours after the appointment I started to feel it, and I still do
today. I can't eat solid foods yet, but it is improving with
time. I was terrified of what my peers would think, but honestly
they don't even notice them. The only people who asked me about
them were the people I had told. Most people who realized I had
braces thought I only had them on the bottom until I pointed out
the wire on the top.
It honestly isn't
that bad if you are willing to deal with a little bit of pain.
The only bad news my orthodontist told me was, I have to have 2
teeth extracted. He left 4 teeth bare, my canines and the ones
behind them. So I get the teeth behind them extracted in
February then in March I am going back for my normal appt with
Anderson, and I will have the brackets put on my canines to put
them in the correct position. All of it will be worth it in the
next 18-24 months, because then I will be able to smile with