BRACES? Yes, you may have heard that I have braces. Some of the questions I have gotten from the children are quite entertaining!
- You have braces? Why?
- Adults get braces? Didn’t you have these already?
- Does your mouth hurt?
- How long will you have these on?
- Why don’t you have colored bands?
My answers have varied depending on the age of the child who asks! I was one of those lucky people who had fairly straight teeth until some health issues softened my gum tissue — allowing my teeth to move. Hopefully, my braces will be off by the spring of 2012!
And…YES…my teeth hurt like mad the first five days. As a matter of fact, the throbbing was so intense that it felt like I had 600 aching teeth in my mouth. I have great empathy now for all the children in the building who have gotten or will get braces.
And…no colored bands for me. I would prefer to save this supply for the younger set! I do have a supply of wax on hand to share with my braced friends. Thank goodness for the was–it helps me forget about the new brackets and wires. Do I sound like a wimp yet?