Sunday, January 13, 2013
Half way there!!
I've had my braces for 6 months???? I'm half way towards reaching my life goal of having straight teeth! I cannot believe it, and I cannot tell you how glad I am that I finally went through with it! My decision to get braces was not an easy one- you can read about it HERE.
This week I had to go to my regular dentist because my teeth have moved so much in the last month that one tooth-the tooth that was THE most crooked- has a stain on it. This is the first time in my life I can actually see the whole tooth! My dentist not only reassured me that it was not decay or a cavity and will easily be removed with bleaching once the brackets are removed, but he also started off by paying me one of the nicest compliments by saying, "Firstly, let me say that you are the poster child for excellent dental care, I wish I could take a picture and show it to my other patients." I cannot describe what this meant to me because I live in angst worrying about whether or not I'm taking proper care of them. I've seen some horrific cases of people who did not take care of their braces and it's terrible...and permanent. With the high cost of the braces, the time and effort involved I'm super paranoid about ending up with straight teeth that have calcium stains. So for me to have this reassurance was music to my ears. I originally said I had wished that my parents would have made me get braces when I was younger...I no longer feel that way. I am glad I got them as an adult because I don't think I would have taken proper care of them when I was younger-not to mention that I used to smoke so it worked out for the best.