Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Day 49 - Goodbye Surgical Wires
I had an orthodontist appointment today. It involved a handful of people looking and poking at my mouth. Pretty fun. Actually, I was scared that after everything my poor mouth went through during that appointment that I was going to have to undergo a 2nd jaw surgery. Thats kind of the way most orthodontist appointments go I guess. I always walk in feeling great and excited to be getting one step closer to having my braces removed, but I'm grabbing for my ibuprofen as I walk out the door wondering, "Is this really necessary?". At least everyone at the office is very friendly and nice. I wish they were mean horrible people, though, because then I could hate them for hurting my teeth. But no, we're good friends. I've been going there for 10 years so they've pretty much watched me grow up and that office is my home away from home. Anyway...enough rambling. The most important thing about today is that my surgical wires have been removed. Hallelujah!!! No more poking! No more food getting stuck in them! No more looking like I don't have teeth, only gobs of metal! If only the would have taken off the braces with the hooks...then I would have been reaaally happy. But this will do for now, I suppose. Those surgical hooks didn't come off without a fight though. I recall them being extremely painful going in too...Is that normal? But yeah, they're out and a normal wire has replaced them along with one of those fancy little rubberband chains across my top teeth. Luckily that rubberband chain is CLEAR instead of some obnoxious color. Why call anymore attention to your braces than the braces themselves already do? Thank goodness for clear. As far as the other rubberbands that are attached to both the top and bottom jaws go.... I enjoyed 4 short days of freedom, and now my orthodontist has mandated that the wearing of them be reinstated. Wonderful.