Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Brace Face

Yes, another non-research-related post.  Oh well.

So: Getting braces has been on my list of things to do for about six (6) years. 

Here are my natural teeth:

What's that you say?  My teeth don't look that bad?  Well, I don't have any "bad" pictures to show you because I have consistently thrown away all pictures in which my teeth didn't look okay.  And to think I won't have to do that anymore!  Bliss.

Here are my teeth since 11am this morning:

My orthodontist won't be able to put the bottom ones on for another two months or so, when my overbite improves.  I've needed braces since I was a teenager, and I remember other kids complaining when they got theirs.  But I am very happy and extremely excited about my braces.  I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to have them, and to have otherwise healthy teeth.  So many people around the world don't have such luck.