Friday, March 01, 2013

Braces 4EVA

Me
I haven't written anything about my braces since July of 2012 because nothing has really changed.  I've had them on for 16 months now and I suspect I may have them on for the rest of my 20s.  The orthodontist gave me the same estimate of "5 more months" 3 months in a row, and now won't even comment.  They're trying to close a very recalcitrant gap; plus, my midline is waaaay off and my molars don't occlude properly.

I'm just so sick and tired of wearing these stupid things and there's no end in sight.  I think the orthodontist lied to me about the treatment time, too: at my consultation, he said "12-18 months", but put "18-24 months" in my file.  In that case, I'm not even close to the lower end of the treatment time.  I really don't think my teeth are going to look a whole lot better than they did before I got braces, considering they weren't particularly crooked to begin with.