Vain...and yet cheap and lazy
November 19, 2005 2:43 PM Subscribe
After having my wisdom teeth removed, one of my previously braces-straightened teeth has turned out a bit. Man, does this bug me.
posted by divka to clothing, beauty, & fashion (9 answers total)
I'm aware it isn't very noticeable to anyone but me. My boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy when I said I wanted to get it fixed. My dentist, of course, noticed it and pointed out that I should think about going to the orthodontist next door to get it fixed. He refused to give me details on what I would need to have done.
Does anyone have any experience with really minimal orthodonics work like this? Would I really have to get a full top set of braces to fix one tooth that has slightly tilted to an angle? Is it possible to talk someone into issuing me a retainer for something like this, or perhaps just get brackets on a couple of teeth? I'm really reluctant to get braces put on for a second time and now as an adult, much less throw out the cash for the whole shebang.
(Unless anyone has a good suggestion otherwise, I will be using my referral to the orthodontist to get an assessment/estimate. I'm just wondering what to expect so I don't get sticker-shock.)