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In my school age years, I wore braces for 2.75 years. They were great and took my teeth from looking like a train wreck to straight pearly white beauties.

Now, about 13 years later, my teeth are moving. Not like they are just now moving. They've been moving, as your teeth will always move. But they've moved so much now that they are now noticeable {maybe just to me}... and it's has been bugging me. I thought that when I got hit in the face with a volleyball that it might have impacted my teeth and suddenly made them move. Nope. I called my dentist and said that I wasn't impressed with my teeth moving, what can I do? It's the same dentist that I've been going to since I started going to the dentist and he also was my orthodontist.

He said your teeth will always move and there's nothing that we can really do to prevent them from doing so.... He then suggested getting me fit for a retainer and we'd go from there. It's not like my teeth look awful. The color is a little ugly but not terrible. There are just a few teeth that are moving that are irritating me.

So last week, I was fitted for a retainer and Monday I went and picked it up.

Sunday night, my husband {lovingly} asked me if I was going to talk like I had a lisp or even just I had a retainer in my mouth. You know the sound.

The retainer is only for my bottom set of teeth. I didn't get one for the top as I'm happy with the way they look, so no, I don't sound like I'm wearing it.

I will, however, have to wear this bad boy all day, every day, forever. I mean aside from taking it out to eat, but that's it.

Nothing like being 27 years old and having to wear a retainer.... ugh.

But at least my teeth will be straightened and more to my liking!! I mean, my parents spent how much money on fixing them and now it's my job to maintain them!

I'll report back on how it goes...

Maybe I'll even take a picture. Or maybe I won't. That's embarrassing.

Updated: Leaving for work today, my husband said, "come kiss me brace face."  That's love.

Oh and the "s" sound I'm working on.  It's a little harder to talk in this thing than I remember.


SassyTimes said…
Don't feel bad...I'm pushing 30 and still wear my retainer every night to bed. My husband is lucky! ;)
Molly said…
Haha. I need a retainer. I went through so much pain to get my teeth looking perfect but my top two front teeth are starting to cross over one another again. There just isn't enough room for all these teeth in my small mouth!
One Pork Chop said…
I hear ya - I wore braces for two years. My teeth are still straight, but the bottom ones have moved a little bit. I refused to wear my retainer, though. After being shackled with braces for two years, my teeth needed to breathe.
mrs.leah.maria said…
I'm really scared that this might be my post in a few years!

I'm sure the lisp is cute!
Quiet Oasis said…
I've worn retainers (at night) ever since I had my braces in high school. I didn't want these teeth moving. That said, I rarely wear my bottom ones these days... just once in awhile. But I wear a bite plate at night, so that works in place of the upper.

That's a pain to wear them all day!!!!! Yikes.
just me, dawn said…
don't feel bad, my DH is 43....and getting his braces off in a few weeks.....he went to a new dentist who asked if he was satisfied with his bite etc....which led to a 2 year braces wearing....and hen he gets a retainer :) I wore braces in middle school LOL.

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