Well, third times a charm, right?
That's right....I am a metal mouth for the THIRD time in my life. Did the normal Jr. High stint with braces, got them off in 8th grade. Wore the retainers, but had a tongue thrust that pushed my front teeth out a bit. Got them a second time right before high school (I made my crazy orthodontist who called me "lassie" promise they would come off before high school). Wore my retainers. End of college....during a rather significant bout of stress, my jaw pops and I get TMJ. This requires a specialist and physical therapy that involved taping up my back, shoe inserts, and relaxation CD's. It also screwed up my teeth again.
So here I am...age 36 in braces. I should have done it years ago, but kept putting it off. Pregnancy and braces would have marked me as the elephant man. I did spring for the porcelain ones, but still, not a good look for me.
No nuts, gummy bears, and caramel. But I did have a milkshake for dinner!