Nope, I'm not talking about my kids..I'm talking about myself. I had braces for about 3 years, when I was in middle school and high school (put on when I was 13 and taken off when I was almost 16, I think). I wore my retainer like I was supposed to and my teeth looked great. However, when I got pregnant with my first son, my teeth started shifting again (just my top eye teeth, which were the biggest issue when I first got braces). The dentist said your gums can soften when you're pregnant which is probably what caused this. When I got pregnant with my second son, they shifted even more!
Now, I hate those two teeth! I want it fixed but I really hate the idea of getting braces for a second time at 25 years old. I am going to an orthodontist to see what they can do to fix my moved teeth in the shortest amount of time.
Has anyone else had braces twice? Or had them at an older age like I am? My husband has them (he is 29), but this is his first time having them and he gets them off in October, so he isn't very empathetic of my hatred toward another round of braces. I'm thinking of asking the orthodontist about Invisalign, but I am not sure if they would be any better...
Any thoughts? Ideas? Experiences?
Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:13 PM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by KamiB79 at 7:32 PM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 8:38 PM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by _Tam_ at 1:46 AM on Apr. 9, 2011