Friday, January 25, 2008


So, I got braces yesterday.


I feel like Ugly Betty, only not as cute.

I've been living off oatmeal and mashed potatoes, but the pain is slowly fading, or else I'm getting used to it. So bring on the cheeseburgers!


Bonnie said...

I could probably use braces, but they kind of scare me.

Christina RN LMT said...

They scare me, too. Everytime I look in the mirror!
Ha! I crack myself up.

I had braces as a kid, but of course lost or destroyed my retainer. Plus getting my wisdom teeth has made the rest of my teeth shift around a little and my bite is all messed up. I don't want anything hindering my ability to eat, you know! So since I have pretty damn good insurance through my work, I decided to bite the bullet. The braces aren't the worst, I've had this evil jaw expander against my upper palate since August. I can't wait to get that POS outta there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chuck said...

Better late than never! You have very healthy looking gums.

Christina RN LMT said...

Do I?

Thanks, I guess...;)

phlegmfatale said...

I have to tell you - I HATE chewing gum -- my orthodontist told me to chew sugar free gum (he provided a big bowl of the stuff by the front desk) to ease the pain of the braces whenever I got an adjustment. I was baffled to find that on the occasions I didn't chew the gum, I actually hurt way more that evening and the next day. The whole braces-era will be over before you know it. Cheers, darlin'!

breda said...

Tooth jewelry!

Christina RN LMT said...

Phlegmmy - I'm chewing some Eclipse gum right now! You are not the only person to recommend gum. So of course I follow the experts' advice.

Breda - I was so tempted to get the funky colored rubber bands (do you see I chose gray?), but I was worried it would appear too unprofessional at work. Darn. I wanted the purple, too.