Last Thursday I fronted up to the dental school to willingly have torture devices put on my teeth. When I first went to the dental school almost 12 years I had no idea that I would still be there now, though I don’t know if I ever really thought about it. There have been times when I have wished that we had just left my teeth as they were and let my teeth drift over to fill in the space from my missing tooth. Now though I feel that I have come so far that it isn’t worth jumping off the metal mouth bandwagon.
This isn’t the first time I have had braces but this time round my teeth have hurt a whole lot more. 8 days later I am sill on a very soft food diet, one of the wires is giving my cheek a mouthful ignoring the fact that it was bent back by the orthodontist a few days ago and the wax just doesn’t stay in this part of my mouth. It does have benefits though, it has forced me to be creative in making meals and since I have not been eating so much, my clothes are a little looser.
At the end of the day, I just think about the long term goal of having a titanium post in my upper jaw and a nice mouth of teeth and that this pain and annoyance will all be worthwhile in the end.