In march I will have had these braces for 2 years, and lately, my tolerance for them is wearing thin.
Its the little things that annoy me now, silly things which aren't a big deal. Its the way people treat me, and don't understand - I do explain why they're necessary to the surgery, but most of the time I get 'Oh when I had braces it was a piece of cake...they were off within 6 months...' I'm like, yes well this is different... but they don't get my frustration!
[In the convenience store]
Shop assistant - 'Do you have any ID for that?'
Me - 'Yes, I'm 21, and this is a scratch card...'
[At work on break]
Me - 'can I have a knife and fork, please?'
Manager - 'why? you're eating a sandwich.'
Me - 'I know but its easier on account of my braces..'
Manager - 'Lol, You're so weird, haven't you had those braces for like, forever?'
Me - '....forget it.'
[My local pub]
Me - 'Hey, I'll have half a cider please'
Bartender - 'Okay can I see some ID?'
Me - *Shows ID* 'I'm 21, and you went to school with me!!!'
Bartender - 'Oh well its cause of the braces...'
[Flirting with hot guy]
Hot guy - 'Erm...I really like you Sophie, but I think you're a little young for me, maybe if you were a little older..'
Me - 'I'm 21!!!'
Hot guy - 'Oh really? You know I wouldn't have guessed, you don't expect someone your age to still have braces!'
Me - 'I don't still have braces, I - ...never mind.'
I know I'm being excessive here, but I think I'm just bitter from being postponed.
END OF RANT - Back to braces!
|With my hair straight you can really see the shape of my face.|
|My teeth alignment hasn't really changed much, I think thats why I'm getting so wound up - nothing is changing!|
|This, again, is my good side... I'm smiling, but you really can't tell|
|This is my bad side, which actually isn't much different from my good side, except I try to steer clear of photographs this side. Hate that downwards line by my mouth - makes me look sad I think.|
I really want my appointment to come through soon! It's been over 6 weeks for sure! I called and they said I'm waiting cause I don't have a set orthodontist, as mines gone of to have a baby, so its just whoever is around and available for me.
The waiting game - a pre-op's worst nightmare