March 02, 2005

Cavity Search

This will be a poitless post, but I have to get it off my chest.

Did you wear braces in middle school? Remember how much fun that was? Can you imagine having them now? I can't either, but it looks like I need them. I also need a "drill & fill" or two, since I went a year between checkups.

I had braces in middle school because there was no other choice. I sucked my thumb until I was twelve, and that made my front teeth sitck out 45 degrees fom the rest. My dad knew no girl would want me, and no business would hire me, except as a copy-boy for comic relief puropses. So I got braces on the top, and a retainer later on, before I was admissable into normal society again.

Now, at age 30, I might need them on the bottom as well. My teeth don't set properly, so my jaw muscles never get to fully relax, and that leads to a lot of pain. I'll discuss the alternatives with the Dentist on my next appointment, since braces run about two grand. he mentioned a "Bite Splint" that I put on an night, but that sounds a bit ominous, and I picture what Lisa Simpson had to wear...

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