I have had my braces for 1 year this week. I can't believe that. They still seem new, but also seem like I've had them forever. Check this-
|This was at 6 months. I sorely regret not taking better 'before' pictures.|
|Still 6 months. Clearer before.|
|Gorgeous! Can't believe those are my teeth.|
OCD much? You betcha. But I paid big money for these you better believe I'm gonna take care of them.
I remember so very clearly going to get them put on. I was doing fine, accepting that it had to happen, until I actually sat down in the chair to have them put on. Then I realized this was a huge commitment and there was no turning back and they were CEMENTING these things to me for the next 2 years. I had a nice little freakout. Much like the one I had about an hour after we put the offer in on the house.
By now, they don't phase me one bit. As long as I know they are clean I smile big and wide all the time. I'm proud of the straight teeth that are trapped under all that metal. Can't wait to get them off. My ortho tells me a different timeline every visit. I think he enjoys messing with my head.
So here's to another 3 months to 1 year.