Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Let the Torture Begin

I mentioned in a post last month that I was going to be getting braces and eventually having oral surgery. Well, today was the day that I considered "passing the point of no return". I had a short appointment with the orthodontist this morning to have spacers put in between a bunch of my teeth. Right now, I feel like I have a ton of popcorn kernels stuck between my teeth. It's pretty annoying.
I will have the spacers for a week and then bands get put around my molars. A couple of weeks after that is when the real torture begins. At that point, I get an appliance put in that will try to gradually widen my upper jaw. The appliance is meant to be used on kids (who are still growing), so it may or may not work on me. If it doesn't, I have to have even more oral surgery, so I'm really hoping it will work!
On the positive side, I received confirmation from my dental insurance company that they will be paying for almost half of the cost of the braces. The remainder of the cost will come out of my HSA, so it will be federal tax free. Yes!
Wish me luck :)


ladybugblue said...

Dang, Becky! I too hope it goes well; I suppose the sooner you start, the sooner you can be done with all of it, right?

Becky said...

My thoughts exactly!