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. 


Unknown 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.