I have never used my blog to vent or even to express anything but my usual peaceful nature, but I am completely irritated and disappointed! I mentioned on my Birthday post in November that I was getting braces at age 42. I didn't elaborate on why I was getting braces then, but the plan was to hopefully correct my very ugly under bite by putting braces on my bottom teeth only. The orthodontist lowered the boom on me Tuesday and told me that I would have to have them added to the top to try and fix this issue. She is trying to pull the top teeth forward and the bottom teeth back.
I never had braces as a child because I was blessed with very straight, very pretty teeth. So why now??? Well, because of the way I bite, my lower teeth are getting pretty banged up and I was told by my dentist and consulting orthodontist that I am at risk of loosing them in about 20 years. That was not an option, so I decided to get the braces and correct the problem now rather than deal with loosing my teeth in my early 60's.
I have disliked these braces from the start. They have been uncomfortable and irritating and the thought of getting the tops done is making my crazy sad and mad!! I know I am whining, but now I am very worried. If she can't get this to work, I may be forced into surgery to fix a problem the braces may make even worse. I am trying not to fret about it, but the whole thing has me nervous. Besides, now I am really going to be self conscience about my metal smile. I want ceramic braces on the top because they are clear, but they want an additional 350.00 for those and Hubby is not going for it. Wish me luck in convincing him that I NEED the ceramic ones!
For those of you who have read this, thanks for listening! I will keep you posted. This is going to suck!