Naked teeth...here i come!!
by, 07-13-2012 at 01:00 AM (616 Views)
Well, the day I’ve dreamed of is finally going to come true.
I went in for my adjustment today, knowing he was probably going to just do some shaping on my lower teeth. I told him that the elastics were starting to cause some spasms in my upper jaw, and that I thought I was ready to get my braces off at my next visit. At first, he didn’t seem too happy, but then he said, “Well, let’s shape these teeth and see how they settle in. I’d really like them to settle in before we take off the braces.” He ended up shaping some of my upper teeth, too, saying that we could always do more after the braces come off. He doesn’t like to “go too crazy” with the shaping at this point. I asked him how long they needed to "settle in". He said he’d schedule an evaluation for next month, and if I’m ready to take them off, he’d schedule another appointment for the debracing. It could be as soon as the next day, or a few days after. He did the “If you’re happy, I’m happy” spiel. He wasn’t going to be in 4 weeks from now, so I had to choose between 3 weeks or 5 weeks. Care to guess which appointment I chose…? 3 weeks - August 3rd. He also said that I needed to keep wearing the elastics, but not 24/7; said that was "a bit overkill". Hmmm... I wonder how long 24/7 elastics has been considered overkill? But I didn't want to argue with him. I was too happy!
I was so excited, I left without picking up my purse from the floor. Had to go back! I also asked him if I could see my records, because I never saw the pics or impressions that I took with the first ortho I consulted with. He pulled them out and said I could have them, because he had his own pics that he took. LAWDY… I looked awful! I was sick as a dog, and didn’t know I’d be taking pics that day. And my teeth looked SOOO bad. I told him he was a miracle worker.
I am at peace with the fact that, although I still have a few black triangles, and that there’s only so much he can file without giving me toothpicks for teeth, my teeth sure look a helluva lot better than they did before. The midline is great; my bite is great, and my upper teeth stay in my mouth when I smile. LOL! They’re by no means perfect, but I’m perfectly happy with them.
I’M GOING TO BE DEBRACED NEXT MONTH!!!!!