Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On Being A Grown-Up

There is no quicker way to make me flash back to junior high than to pop some retainers in. And guess what I did yesterday. When you wore braces and retainers for years and then stopped wearing them, with time, your teeth are likely to migrate all over the place.

I thought I could just go get some of those fancy Invisalign things or something, but entertainingly enough, insurance doesn't cover any fancy orthodontics once you're over 19. So if I had a kid, they could have orthodontics, but I get to pay cash. So I just got some nice shiny new retainers (for literally 1/10 the cost of the fancy shmancy stuff). And MAN is my face sore after wearing them for one night. This is where I need to be a grown-up about this shit though. The more I wear them, the better they will work and the faster this will stop sucking. Gaah!


Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

If you wait long enough and your teeth could fall out and then you could get a rockin set of dentures.....just a thought.....maybe not.

Anne (in Reno) said...

And I'm sure my new crappy insurance would fail to cover those too... thanks for the suggestion though ;)