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.
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.