Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hello, braces.

I’m getting braces. Possibly before winter break.

I got my initial orthodontics consult few weeks ago and heard the news I’d been expecting: I definitely need orthodontics right now (check box-ed on both options). Between my missing molars and my open bite, my resident was concerned that my bite would only get worse with time.

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Can I go out one last time?
Can I enjoy being young and brace-less for one last weekend?

Whenever I tell someone I’m getting braces, they say: “But your teeth are fine!”. They look fine- that’s the problem. Because they look okay I never seriously considered getting orthodontic treatments. But my molars are all over the place with Class 1 and Class 3 Malocclusions. (I don’t know what that means, but by now I’ve heard it so many times already.)

I was pretty flustered and upset that I was going to spend the next 2-3 years of my life in braces but a fellow classmate told me to think of it this way: I’m perfecting my smile with this minor adjustment. Comes with the occupation. And I’ll have perfect teeth the rest of my life.

Also is it weird that I find little imperfect teeth so endearing? I watched Melancholia the other day and Kirsten Dunst has the cutest teeth (before or after her “adjustment”).


  1. Yesle, you'll have nice teeth & more beautiful face after orthodontics!!

    1. I know! Spring rain brings summer flowers. After's going to be great. It's the during that I hope is shorter, less painful, less obvious. :D

  2. Even my doctor suggested for braces since I have a slight false alignment with my upper teeth. So I was looking for articles on Dentist India and I came across yours inspiring read.
    Just hoping it wnt hurt much :(

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