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Braces at 30 - Two Weeks Today Until I Get Braces

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Two Weeks Today Until I Get Braces

Oh my.  Oh my.  Oh my.

It’s really happening and it’s suddenly sunk in.  In 11 days I’ll have two baby teeth removed,  which are currently at the top -  3rd back on one side and 4th back on the other (so very noticeable when there are gaps!).  Then two weeks TODAY I’ll have my top brace fitted.

It suddenly hit me that it really is happening and oh gosh, should I change my mind?  What on earth will I look like for 2-3 years?!

But, yes.  I’m definitely going ahead as after the dreaded couple of years I’ll have perfect amazing teeth.  There’s no other way for me to get them, so this is it.  Once the two teeth are removed, that’s it.  I’ll have no choice then, unless I want to walk around with obvious missing teeth forever more.  The three days between their removal and the brace being fitted will be bad enough I’m sure!  Cue – scarf over mouth for preschool runs, avoid eye contact with anyone, get in and out as quickly as possible, hide at home sticking tongue between strange gaps and looking at funny face in mirror!

I think it’s all suddenly dawned on me what I’m about to do as it’s so close now.  The whole process has probably been going on for around nine months or so, since my dentist noticed my baby teeth were wobbly.  Every referral, appointment and consultation since has had around a 6-8 week waiting time, so March 2016 always seemed ages away.  Now it’s here.  Yikes.

I had a dream about my teeth and braces for the very first time the other night.  I dreamt I had my two baby teeth out and instantly my teeth looked better!  It allowed my overlapped and twisted tooth to move into their natural positions instantly.  If only it was this simple!

The only thing I have been thinking about is whether to have anaesthetic when they remove my two baby teeth.  They can’t be that hard to get out as they’re so dinky.  But I think I probably will go for some anaesthetic.  I’m just not sure if the injection in the gum would be as painful as having the teeth out and if so, what’s the point?  I’ll probably ask my dentist what she thinks when she offers it to me.  I’m feeling quite confident about the removal. 

Going to the dentist used to petrify me, especially needles in the mouth, as I had a bad experience as a youngster.  But now, since having two children, it doesn’t scare me at all as nothing can be that painful, right?!  Though, saying that, I’ll have to just wait until I’m in the seat with an injection headed for my mouth and see what I do.  Maybe I’ll suddenly freak out and the fear will return.  I hope not.

I’m ready for this.  I think.



My entire braces & false teeth journey from start to finish!

First orthodontist consultation

Making the decision to get false teeth and braces at 30

Braces booking appointment and moulds

Dentist appointment to check teeth for removal

Two weeks until I get braces

Two baby teeth removed ready for adult braces

Top brace fitting

Braces at 30 - day 2

Braces at 30 - day 3

One week with adult braces

18 days with adult braces

One month with adult braces

What happened at my first brace tightening appointment

3 months with adult braces

4 months with adult braces and another tightening appointment

One week after my third braces tightening

Bottom brace fitting and biting blocks

5th brace tightening

6th brace tightening and update

7th brace tightening and update

Elastics added to my braces from top to bottom

False tooth impression taken for my brace

Temporary false tooth on brace

Braces closing gaps and improving overbite

18 months with a brace

13th braces tightening appointment

22 months with an adult brace before and after

15th tightening appointment braces photos

2 year update with adult braces

17th brace tightening at 24 months with an adult brace

My last braces tightening appointment?

The embarrassing day I get my top brace removed

Essix retainer with false tooth - fitting and photos

Dental implants consultation

Can I get dental implants?

20th braces tightening appointment

Peg tooth extraction

28 months - bottom brace removed!

12 reasons I hate the clear Essix retainer

Hawley retainer fitting appointment

The partial denture disappointment

5 weeks until I get my bridges and false teeth!

The final result of my braces at 30 and false teeth

Before and after braces photos

My teeth whitening experience