Saturday, April 23, 2011

Metal-mouth at 34

It's been over 20 years since I last had braces.  I went into the orthodontists office on Friday to get a new retainer made and came out with 3 metal brackets affixed to my front teeth.  Fun. 

Luckily, we're only here two more months and I've been assured they will take them off before I leave. 

I have what most dentists call "interesting" teeth ... I am missing 10 of my adult teeth and still have 3-4 baby teeth .  The adult teeth were just never there.  Most people would be excited to find out that they don't have wisdom teeth, but I could have actually used mine had they been around. 

As a result of my interesting teeth, I have a bridge that likes to cause problems ... it cracked while I was in Tonga, was replaced in the US only to fall out a month later.  Recently, I noticed that some of my teeth were putting pressure on it and had the that idea an updated retainer would fix the glitch.  Not so. 

3 comments:

Will said...

That doesn't look bad at all Carrie! And at least it's only for a couple months! :)

Molly W. said...

Check you out! Well, at least it won't be on too long, right?!

Lori said...

Wow! They make you look sooo young.