Invisa-wha?

Hello.
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I’ve been trying to find the right words to write after not writing for, let’s see, a MONTH, but Adele has been in my head non-freaking-stop, so I couldn’t help it.  And how cute is that kid?!  I am so thankful for parents who don’t care about putting pictures of their children on the internet.  As someone who is highly entertained by child antics but is very thankful that I do not have to put up with the rest of their ridiculousness (for now), I am grateful to the moms and dads who share moments like this with me.  So, after that, if you haven’t clicked on that link, you need to.  It’ll make your day.

Let’s take a brief detour and discuss where in the effin-A I’ve been.  Well, after making my New Year’s Resolution to blog more, I decided to take a more liberal approach and not blog for 30 days straight.  Just kidding.  I went on a cruise vacation that took me off the grid for a week, and I HIGHLY recommend it; except, when I got back, I had a flu and cold that took me out of commish for a solid week.  Sick as a dog.

Where does that term come from?  Until my dog was 17 and lost his eyesight, hearing, and control of his bowels, he was healthy as a horse.  Where does that come from, healthy as a horse?  Okay, I’ll stop.

Anyway, to top off my cold, I had a nice bout of vertigo, which I never experienced.  You know how sometimes you’re on an elevator for a while, and when you get off the elevator, you feel like you’re still on it?  Multiply that by *#*&$*(&$(&@@ and that’s what it felt like.  For 3 weeks, I thought I was still on the ship, and looking at a computer screen for longer than I had to was out of the question.  Now, I am happy to say that as of a few days ago, I finally stepped off the boat, and am ready to be to quality time with you fine folk.

So.  Where to start, where to start.  How about my tooths?  Why not.  I say that because I am getting my attachments off TOMORROW.  TOMORROW.  Did you catch that?  I said, TOMORROW, PEOPLE!!!!!  And even though my teeth aren’t perfect, I have already decided that I am done-zo with this business.  Well, full disclosure, my orthodontist is done with me, so I don’t have much of a choice.

Yep, I went into my check-up 3 weeks ago today, and my orthodontist informed me that he is moving his office the next day to a temporary facility, and is slowly transitioning into a new practice out of state.  Then he infoms me that we are done with treatment, and I will need to decide which retainer-style I will want to go with when I see him on the 2nd. You know what?  I’m not complaining.  Fine by me, because I wanted them off off off.  If it were under different circumstances, like if I needed a lot more work done, believe me, I would not be as cool.

So, I’ve been back and forth for the past few weeks on which type of retainer to get:  the permanent (a wire behind my teeth), or the plastic aligners.  I was all about the permanent retainer:  I don’t like long term commitment to routine, and the idea of wearing these plastic aligners for another day, let alone the rest of my life, was too much to bear.  However, I keep reading these horror stories about how hard they are to clean, about folks who have the wire begging their dentist to take them out, and about them breaking.  So, it looks like I’ll be stuck with these plastic nuisances for much, much, much longer.  Like, ’til death do us part.

So, although my teeth aren’t as straight as they could be, in comparison I’m pretty happy.  This is a comparison (not very good, sorry) of the day after I got Invisalign last spring, and today:

and a bunch of open-mouth pics:

 

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