of Ryoko from California
is a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom of 3 children in Northern
California. She started thinking seriously about braces a few
Ryoko says, "I have
always hated my teeth ever since I can remember. Now that my
youngest child is almost 4 years old and things have gotten so
much easier at home, I started thinking about MYSELF rather
than kids kids kids all the time, and wished I had a nice
smile!! (editor's note: that's exactly how I felt, too!)
"I considered cosmetic
dentistry (laminate, bonding, etc) to get a quick fix, but
since I plan on living 50 more years or so, I thought a few
years with braces now wouldn't be so bad.
finally got my brackets on August 4, and the arch wire a week
later. I have the clear ceramic brackets top and bottom (I
paid $700 extra for those).
I have been very happy so
far. It is hard to imagine, but someday, I will have a perfect
smile that I have always longed for?!?!
I'm looking at 18 to 24
months, I hope this is true. I know a friend who was told 2
years, but ended up wearing braces for 4 years!