Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My Nerdy Teen Years Re-visited

OK, here it is. My newly tinseled smile.

The close up below is probably too much information, but if you look at those bottom front teeth, you can see why I had to do this. I had dentists talking about pulling the one that is in a new row all by itself. I had other dentists say I might lose the two that have been pushed too far forward. So, I just tell myself it will all be worth it. I like my teeth. I want to keep them!

And yes, that is a little spring between two of my teeth. We are separating them. They were not meant to be close friends. They should never have pushed that little tooth away. Shame on them for being so clique-ish!

Now, if you would like to take your orthodontic work to a newly fashionable level, my orthodontist gives every patient a hoodie of their choice. All I can say is........ "Go Dr. Willis! Go Ortho Team!! Braces Forever!!!

PS: Because it took a couple hours longer than planned to get all this hardware in my mouth, I'll be foregoing the Thrifty Gifty in place of making soup and other food that doesn't require chewing. Thanks for your understanding!

21 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

You actually look cute with them! I think you look younger too! (You look young anyway!) Ouch, I can remember the mouth pain! Good luck! Enjoy your soup!

Eric said...

Yeah, she looks like she’s 14 again. Wait I’m married to her and that’s weird if she’s 14. Ok forget that thought...

Mr. Lindsay said...

Julie- You'll do anything to get out of work! Ahh- the close-up, a little scary!

AHadley said...

all that silver, just in time for Christmas! It will all be worth it in the end, you go!

Erika M. said...

You know our peditrician has braces as well. Ya'll are starting a trend!

Jody said...

I guess for Christmas you get to keep and straighten your two front teeth! How fitting. =) We'll catch up on your thrifties as soon as you allow us.
BTW, I think the hoodie needs a Mr. Campy rub-on since marshmallows are a dentits's best friend. {wink}

Lulu said...

You do look good with them!! And in the end, sooo worth it I'm sure!! And wait one second.. why are YOU making the soup?? C'mon Eric! Hop to it! :)

Margie said...

It'll all be worth it! You look great :)

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh my goodness! Good for you! I remember when my daughter had braces and she loved them!

Carolyn King said...

You look adorable!
My hubby might be getting braces for the first time soon! It is pretty common to see adults with them these days!

Hope your mouth isnt too sore!

supermom said...

oh my, i remember those days. i too had braces. all i can say, is, it looks kind of painful.

i used to have to wear a head gear at night and would wake up in the morning and it would be clear across the room, without me even knowing i did it.

you will have beautiful teeth when all is said and done.

AmyR said...

eeeekkk even tho you look cute (seriously!) my mouth just hurts at that close up shot! Too funny tho that you got a hoodie. I should get braces (horrible overbite) but #1 can't afford them and #2 I definitely would not look cute with them darnit!!

enjoy the soup!!

Lisa said...

I went to dentist today and he said I need braces to fix my bite which will help with my headaches, I'm excited because I might not have any more headaches after living withthem for 11 years...every day! Hopefully I'll be as cute as you are in yours....only older. :) Lisa

Debbie Olson said...

Bless your heart, Julie! You look as absolutely adorable with braces as without--truly! Hang in there!!

patty w said...

Bless your heart, you're adorable!

We are starting to discuss this issue for my daughter, we're waiting for all her baby teeth to leave and permanents to come in first though.

Jen Martakis said...

You look Marvelous Julie! I'm sure that you're feeling pretty sore and hope you get better soon.

connie said...

They actually look good. I can remember when I had braces and they did not look that good!

Holly said...

OUCH! It hasn't been so long that I don't remember how much that first week hurts. Good luck!!

Natasja said...

A hooter?! He should have given you little colored ornaments to get these braces into Christmas spirit :D

Hope the paint gets less soon and enjoy the soup :)

Ellen said...

Wish mine gave away some shirts like that...
Well, i so relate on these pictures. Got mine a year ago and it was more or less looking the same. Boy, did that hurt. It still hurts once every now and then, but the good thing is, they have managed to get my teeth all in a row. Never thought that would happen without surgery!
So you go girl! It'll take some time, but you will see results.

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Julie, you poor girl! My DH recently got his taken off. I always tried to have some soft food for dinner on the days he got is braces tightened.