Could the end be almost here?

June 5, 2007 at 11:26 pm (Uncategorized)

Today I heard the most wonderful phrase in the world from my orthodontist…

"Next time we’ll see how that tooth is and then we’ll talk about getting them off."

I would have jumped out of my chair and hugged him but he had a big dental pick in my mouth and I would have hit my head on the giant light that was shining in my eye.

I got to go off my Rubber-Band-Diet  and just have to use a small band on each side to keep my now-perfect bite in alignment.

They reset one bracket today to move one of my front teeth slightly. When that is in the right spot  I AM DONE! So I get rechecked on the 27th and depending on my progress maybe I’ll get a removal date.

We talked retainers a bit. Apparently they now use permanent retainers on top and bottom that sit behind your teeth (no ruining that pretty new smile). That should help with my lack of self-discipline and should save hubby from having to nag me about wearing them. Then I guess there is a clear plastic retainer that is worn on the top only – all the time for first few months, then only at night.

Very exciting stuff!



  1. Stacey said,

    So excited for you! I’m so jealous that you got to get braces and get your smile back 🙂 You can definitely see an improvement!!

  2. Kelley said,

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see the results.

    I have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth. Sometimes I wish I could have it removed, but it’s probably best that it’s there. I guess it’s not so bad.

  3. Sincerely Anna said,

    I have my own long, sad saga about orthodontic work from my past…I got the permanent retainer on the bottom and it’s definitely a good thing.

    I enjoyed visiting your blog today!

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