Do I want to relive my teenage years?

January 24, 2006 at 9:25 am (Uncategorized)

If you’re like most of us, you at one point or another had orthodontia right? Well I’m actually considering reliving the wonderful metal years. Over the last 16 years my teeth have moved dramatically and are now quite crooked again. All that money my parents spent seems to have been wasted much to my dismay. Yes, probably my fault for not being faithful with my retainer for the last decade and a half.

I’ve been contemplating braces for probably the last 5 or 6 years but our dental insurance never covered adult orthodontia. It still doesn’t but I can now afford to pay for it anyways.

I had a consultation back in October at a very cool office. Very high tech, it was kind of neat to see the improvements. The braces are much smaller these days and the metal wires are on differently which is supposed to be less painful and quicker. The orthodontist wants to use an even newer technology on me where they take a mold of my teeth and it’s sent off to a company that has developed a program based on the military’s laser guiding technology to position the braces on the teeth at the absolutely optimal position (w/ laser precision basically). They put the braces in position on a plastic piece that slips on to my teeth and then the braces are transferred. Sounds pretty cool huh.

It’s still about 18 months of having braces on though. I’m not sure I’m ready for metal mouth, but I really want to straighten them. Am I crazy for considering it?


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