I am not gonna lie. I am totally freaking out. Not in a good way. But I am going to Hawaii.
It's decided. May 14th. Done. Okay, let me back up real quick and explain...
Where should I begin. When I was in 7th grade I got braces to straighten my teeth. I had them on until 8th grade. But that was just to straighten them, because you see, I had this wicked underbite, so that everytime I chewed I looked like this: So my freshman year of high school I got braces a 2nd time along with some wickedly awesome reverse headgear. This is actually the exact make, model & color... I know, you're jealous.
Anyway, got the braces off a year later and it fixed the problem, or so they thought. I went for about 9 years only able to chew on one side of my mouth since the other side didn't touch. After going to the dentist and the dentist telling me that I had so much wear on my teeth that by the time I was 40 I'd have nubs on one side and normal teeth on the other I went to the orthodontist.
As luck would have it, he recommended braces for a 3rd time! Turns out my husband had a wicked crossbite and needed them as well. So we broke the bank and took the plunge. Last April Tony got his removed and at 8 1/2 months pregnant I finally got mine off just in time to give birth to Tatum.
Turns out I had some wicked inflamation in my jaw that made my bite even worse. The only place in my mouth where my teeth met were in the front. Orthodontist man blamed it on the hormones from baby birthing and such. But here we are a year later and still no sign of recovery.
So lucky me, I get to have braces a FOURTH TIME! Got the lovely news this morning and had a freak attack. Tony & I were planning on ditching the kids with my parents for a few days sometime this fall and taking that honeymoon we never got and running off to Hawaii. And now, knowing that my face will once again be full of metal (May 26th: doomsday) I have decided we are going sooner rather than later! I don't want to look at our amazing Hawaii pictures and see metal.
But on the plus side, my orthodontist is footing the bill!