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.