So since I work in the dental field I have many connections in the tooth business. An orthodontist that I think very highly of in his scope of practice has offerred to give our office braces for free. He feels if we have a great experience than we will refer friends and family to him. So my co-worker Jenna and I have decided to become brace-faced. I know some of you are thinking this is crazy. I am excited to go back to that akward stage of braces. This is Jenna and me.
After my consultation I was told I wouldn't have to get my jaw broken. I was thrilled! I just need about a year in braces. So on Decemeber 11th I am going in to get braces. I have decided to keep a blog of my teeth changing on a monthly basis. This will include pictures as well as notes on pain, growth, corrections, complaints, and any funny braces stories in between. I will be updating monthly. So look forward to the brace face chronicles coming soon.
Brace Face Chronicles Part One:
Complaints: I am getting braces because of the following reasons...
( This may be a little too much dental terminology, but here goes)
1. I have an end to end bite. Which means my top teeth sit right on top of my bottom teeth. The perfect bite has a slight overbite.
2. My midline is off. Which means the center of my upper jaw and the center of my lower jaw do match symmetrically to my face.
3. My second molars are drifting distally. Which means my back molars are starting to turn out.
4. I have a crossbite. Which means my teeth don't fit together in the grooves of the other teeth as they should.
Wish me luck.