Monday, February 16, 2009

Let's Cement More Crap In My Mouth! Why Not?!

I had a 9 AM this morning back at the ortho. As it turns out, I had a loose bracket. The other doctor was there - who I had never met. It was sort of weird, I felt suddenly like the unpopular girl...this doc should totally know me my now! Ha.

Any way....he was about to take the bracket out all together saying, "you're almost done, right?"

ME: "YES!"

HIM: "Let's leave it out. Bite for me...."

ME: [I bite...]

HIM: "Hmm...nevermind...let's re-cement it"

Ughhh burned again.

And by the way, every time I go to the ortho now, I always hear other people either scheduling an appointment to have their braces off...or getting their braces off. These are the dental gods punishing me.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Emotional Rollercoaster of a Wired Lady

I was back at the ortho's office on Thursday and feeling very optimistic about potential news. Here I am...looking happy and excited about the prospect of today hearing those magical words..."you're getting them off!"

Here I am, even happier, as most metal is removed and I get to...floss without wires!! Ooooh the nerd I am. I am after leaving the appointment...

Not quite the look I am hoping for. As you can see, my braces are very much still on (actually, more metal was even added, I had no idea this was possible, but I stand corrected) -- and my rubber bands are in even more bizarre positions.

So bizarre....they had to draw me a little map....

I don't know if I should be more upset they had to give me a map because I still have bands or...if I should be mad because it took them almost two years to share with me the fact they even have maps. Hello!? Would have been helpful around month 18!

So, more metal, more bands...and more braces.

The only potentially good news was the doc did say...she thinks next time might be my last check-up. I wish I could believe her.

I go back tomorrow because the new lady who strapped the wires back on screwed up and cut one too short.

The real next check-up will be in about 3 weeks.

No braces coming out party planned yet.