So far I haven’t had to write anything about my teeth. Until now…
Brielle was sad to go to the dentist today to get another tooth pulled. This made me think I should be responsible and floss. I was almost done. I just had to do the bottom front where my retainer was. This bonded retainer is a strip of metal pressed to my teeth with melted plastic. You use a blue plastic loop and thread floss through. You push the plastic between your teeth and pull. I looked in the mirror at my bloodied gums. “If this was how everyone had to floss no one would ever do it.” I went to pull out the floss when it snapped the metal wire. I stared in the bathroom mirror with bloody spit running down my lip into the sink. My tears quickly joined them.
I managed to break my bonded retainer. MY orthodontist claimed it would last a lifetime. It’s been 6 years. I was really upset because Boy Wonder and I had fought yesterday and I didn’t sleep well so when it that expensive piece of metal broke I lost it. I cried for at least a half hour before my husband called we talked it through. After that I calmed down and was able to call a few places and explain that I needed an emergency appointment. It’ll cost 600$ to replace the retainer. I don’t know if that quote included everything or if you know… it doesn’t.
My teeth are all wobbly feeling. The metal didn’t break even. It goes across 6 teeth and it broke at the very end so now 5 teeth are shifting away from a lonely tooth.
Theses types of moments remind me that I’m very much a kid just playing house. I’m married to my bestfriend; we play games together, and have movie dates every week. I eat marshmallow cereal for breakfast and go to school for art. My husband is the one who works to support us. We are low maintenance but when something “bad” (it’s a relative term) happens I am reminded I have other obligations and responsibilities. My mom doesn’t take care of me now. I have to pay my own bills and keep my little world up and running. Today I go in for them to craft a new wire and tomorrow my husband has to miss work so they can bond it to my teeth.
Lame day. Tomorrow feels stressful.