Many people have to go to dentists for little things like cleaning and oral consultations and big things like braces, teeth extractions and cavity fillings. I myself have endured all of those things. I have overcrowding, teeth that don’t grow in for at least a year and eye teeth. That may seem like a lot of dental problems… that’s because it is. I have been through a lot of dental appointments and they haven’t been all great. But the dentist’s personalized mission is: to fix my mouth and so I can have a mouth I can smile and be proud of.
Braces: Those dental appliances to help create a better smile. I have had braces twice. Once in grade 3 and 4. Those braces weren’t for straightening though. When I had braces that time, it was to get the tooth that wouldn’t grow in to come down. Of course, I couldn’t have things like jujubes, gummies, granola bars, gum , so on and so on and so on and so on. I was kinda happy about it because I couldn’t stand having a gap where the tooth was not coming down. When I had braces the first time I was fine because I knew the people who would see it well enough to know they would be nice to me.
This past Friday, I went to the dentist in Manitoba for braces. Living in a small rural town, one of the things I don’t like is sometimes you have to drive a long time to get to a special doctor. We live close to the border and we heard this dentist was good. It was almost the same distance to Regina.
For the next 18 months, I will have to pass on sticky, chewy, awesome, sweet things. It takes me longer to floss. I am not thrilled but I get why.
Have you had to go through something like I did? If you did… comment. I’d like to know I am not the only one 🙂