I have been waiting for this week for a VERY long time! When I started to seriously consider getting braces, I never actually thought it would happen! The entire process started last December with me getting all the x-rays and moldings done. Then in the spring I had my bottom wisdom teeth removed. Originally, I was suppose to get my braces on in June, but I was scheduled the same day as my daughter's school trip, so I had to reschedule for this week! July 12, 2012. The day my smile would change forever!
I had my husband take pictures of me before and after. By this point, I wasn't in any pain, it just felt awkward to have all the metal in my mouth. I won't lie, it took me awhile to get use to them. The biggest hurdle for me was the elastics. They rubbed on the insides of my mouth and gave me terrible canker sores! I know all the pain and discomfort will be worth it, or at least that's what everyone keeps telling me! I know it will be, but I am not very patient so the thought of waiting 2 years is a bit daunting to me!
It didn't take long for the girls to get use to the braces! It was actually Alyssa who asked me why I was getting braces. She told me she loved my smile just the way it was :) Awe, how sweet! I'll never forget that!