Without going into all the nitty-gritty details, having the braces put on truly wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Having your mouth stretched open like the grand canyon, your tongue trapped by a piece of plastic, hands in and out of your mouth, a mini hose sucking out your... oh, sorry - it really wasn't all that bad.
The worst part about this is due to my bite, they had to build 2 cement cone looking things to bite down on instead of my teeth. So it's a bite, I mean bit difficult to chew because I bite down on those cone things and no other teeth - for 2 months. Kind of looks like a subdued vampire. I would have taken close-ups of that part, but I didn't want to loose all my blog buddies.
If you need to loose weight, try braces. You don't want to eat because it feels like razors in your mouth with every bite and then you have to brush your teeth afterwards. Oh yes, I'm a big tooth brushing fan, but now it takes an hour (okay, not that long, but close ;) because of what all you have to do. I have actually lost 2lbs and I really don't want to loose anymore.
Hey, if you want your spouse to tone down the talking, give them braces. I'm not NEAR as talkative as I usually am and Mark seems to be enjoying it (he's kidding... I think). Ha. I should serve him my mashed tators, minced pancakes and salad soup tonight!
Enough about that. One more little photo to share with you. My dear sweet friend Sharon sent a revised photo of my sparkling smile now. She said that the tooth fairy sent it to her. Hmm. Riiiiiight Sharon ;)
Oh yes. Plus I'm still getting used to having metal in my mouth, so my speech sounds hilarious. I won't repeat what my sweet & innocent sister told me I sound like.
And I was excited about this? Oh well, I only have 2 more years left... minus 3 days.