Sunday, 27 May 2012

Getting a little impatient now...

The good news is that my teeth are ready for surgery.  The bad news is, my next appointment isn't until 9th August!!!

So I went to the orthodontist on Wednesday 23rd May, and she looked at my teeth and said they were ready for surgery, and did some moulds, changed my wires etc.  She took off those transparent elastics that were across my front teeth too, which was good because they were more yellow than transparent by then!  She said I need to book one final appointment with her to have final measurements done, but that the appointment had to be when this other ortho/surgeon man was there too.  However, when I went to book this appointment, it turns out that the next time they'll both be there is 9th August!  I've also got to have another 'joint clinic' appointment, which is where I'll see my surgeon again.  I've got to wait to get that appointment date in the post, but the receptionist said it's more likely to be after than before the  9th August appointment :(

It's all so slooooow, and I'm so sick of having braces now!  I was hoping I would be having my surgery in July/August, and now it looks like it's not going to be until September/October!  I know I should be grateful that I'm getting this done at all, and I really am, but I'm just starting to lose my patience now.  I feel like I have to put so many things in my life on hold until these braces are off, and I'm sick of feeling ugly!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Stop commenting on my braces drunk men!

I've noticed that the only people who feel comfortable bringing up the fact that I have braces without me saying so first are random drunk men.

I went out last night, and had one man start telling me about how his son has braces.  At the mention of the word 'braces', I think he could read my expression which said 'Thanks for bringing that up', and he was like 'Oh no, no, I'm just saying that you're going to have really nice teeth afterwards, and you're a pretty girl already so you'll look really nice'.  I'm sure he meant well, but it wasn't really what I wanted to chat about with a stranger.

Later that night a random drunk man in the street stopped me and said 'You look too old to have braces', so I said 'I am too old to have braces'.  He asked how old I was, and when I told him he was like 'So why do you have braces now?' and I just said 'It's a long story'.  He tried to get me to tell him the long story (which I didn't) and then asked for my number, so I suppose I should see the positive side that the braces didn't put him off!

It really depresses me when people like that do mention my braces.  I was not interested in either of them, but when I'm on a night out I at least want to try and feel attractive and forget that I have a big mouth full of metal like a teenager, and then I have people coming up to me and reminding me about that fact.  It also confirms that men obviously do notice them.  My friend always says to me that people don't even notice, and I know she's trying to make me feel better, but last night just confirms that they do.  I'm getting so sick of looking like a gummy, goofy metal-mouthed teenager.  I can't wait to get these stupid braces off.  I'm sick of feeling so unattractive all the time.

Monday, 7 May 2012

14 months of braces

I realise these posts are getting very repetitive!  56 weeks of having these beautiful braces on.  Next appointment is on 23rd May, hopefully something exciting will happen then and I'll have some encouragement.