Orthodontic worries

With the closing of dentists and orthodontists, I have no idea when I’ll get to have my next orthodontist appointment. I currently have one scheduled for April 13th, but I’m guessing it will be canceled. That date is already 3 weeks late for my adjustment. Which means that my braces aren’t really doing any work right now. They are just…there.

When I got them on in January of 2019, he told me it would be 10-12 months. As of my last appointment, he said it would be at least another 6 months now. And now…who knows.

I want them off. NOW. My anxiety is quickly rising. I feel trapped in them.

I can feel my bite doing all kinds of weird things. And I can’t do anything about it. And I’m worried if something accidentally happens with them, I can’t go in to get it fixed.

I’m sick of them. I don’t want sore cheeks and poking wires anymore. I just went through an infection a few weeks ago (THANK GOD I got in to get it taken care of before things closed) from an orthodontic implant.

I can’t take it. My mind is racing. Seems like something not to get too upset about, but I am, and I can’t help it. My anxiety does that. Likes to make me worry over things I shouldn’t. But I want them off.


8 thoughts on “Orthodontic worries

  1. I’m sorry you are going through this. I could feel your anxiety in your slice. It is unbelievable how this has impacted every aspect of our lives. I hope you are able to get to the orthodontist soon.


  2. Oh no, you must feel so uncomfortable. I hope you can find ways of distracting yourself.
    If something accidentally does happen to them there might be an emergency protocol in place.
    Hang in there

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  3. Uncertainty is making all of us anxious. With everything put on hold, everyone basically housebound, and no end in sight our minds are in overdrive. Wish I had some comforting words for you. Hope things can be worked out for you.

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  4. Ughh… the things we took for granted! I got my daughter in the day before the world shut down, but who knows when she will be able to get back in. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll have the perfect smile in the end!

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  5. These lines: “Which means that my braces aren’t really doing any work right now. They are just…there” for me capture how challenging the situation must be! This line, too is so powerful: “I feel trapped in them.” I love your word “trapped” because braces really do look like a cage. I’ll be thinking of this post and wishing that you can get in soon!


  6. Your short sentences read like shallow anxious breaths, matching the rising tide of emotions in your slice. My own daughter had a day-full of treatments (both ortho and dental) scheduled for April 13th and she isn’t happy about them being cancelled. The ortho hasn’t even actually called yet. The good news, I had bet her that she’d get them off before her June birthday. Now I’ll likely owe her $20. She is not sad about that! HaHa! Good luck once this is over getting rescheduled; I’m sure it will be worth the wait!


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