So, I went to my orthodontist for a follow-up appointment and guess what?
I have to get my upper braces put back on.
I wish I were messing with you and there was a really awesome punch line to insert right here, but that's not the case.
There are some spaces between my upper molars that opened up these past few months. My ortho had closed some gaps a few weeks before the braces came off and I guess they didn't "set" in their new positions and even wearing the retainers as instructed (religiously, I swear!) did not keep them from moving back.
My teeth, to anyone around me, look perfect, because you can't see the gaps. But I can feel them, particularly because anytime I eat anything, it gets impacted in the spaces and drives me absolutely crazy.
If I were only doing this for aesthetic reasons, I suppose I could live with it. But the whole point of getting the braces and surgery was to have a functional bite. I'm not willing to compromise on that. And after everything I've been through this year, this is not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. I imagine it will only be a month or so and then I'll be done. Again.
So, here we go.
Bring on the tire tracks!
(On the plus side, I don't get them on until late next month, so there is lots of time for me to eat corn on the cob until then. Yay!)