Wednesday, March 5, 2008

look! look!

My teeth are so straight! All of the pain last week (that continues into this week) is worth it! Look at them! On last Friday, I was teaching my last period of choir, I was in the middle of warm-ups when all of a sudden a huge POP came from my lower teeth. It sent lightening bolts through my head, per usual, and I thought I had snapped another bracket off, so I excused myself from the class (my eyes watering from the pain), and grabbed my compact from my purse. Lo and behold, all of my brackets were firmly planted, but my teeth were considerably straighter. I have no idea what the pop would have been, other than pressure from some of the teeth finally given way.

And since then, they have been movin' and shakin' like crazy, which is painful in the short run, but much easier on my lip in the long run. Before our marathon rehearsal last night (almost 4 hours!), I took a bunch of tylenol and ibuprofin, and it kept the teeth themselves from hurting. And now that the teeth are in a straighter line, the wax works better and my lip is cut less.

So, things are looking up. Thanks, all of you, for your supportive comments. It lifted my spirits and got me thinking positive again.

One more time.... look at these teeth!


Shontell said...

HOORAY fore straight teeth!!

Alli said...

Hot damn! Those are some excellent lookin' teef you got there!

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Heather said...

Good for you! Glad to see things progressing so nicely. Are you able to play your clarinet better now? It stinks what we have to sacrifice but it's worth it in the end.

Katherine said...

That's amazing news, and holy cow, can you ever see the difference !

Wonderful news about the lessening trauma while playing the clarinet... Is enunciation also improving as teeth get straighter?

Yay! :)

Toni said...

wow, that is impressive!!! I looked at the old pics and then the new ones. Very nice!!!