Imagine getting your first braces at age 9. It is something new that you had not heard. You will feel anxious and nervous. Or so I felt when they told me I would have to use them. I didn't know what to say but I knew that some things would change.
I'm not ready!
Good Afternoon, we are here for the appointment of Maelis Marrero
My father accompanied me when I was going to put them on, I only though if at the end of all this I could eat well. My hands are sweaty and trembling as if I was going to give a 3 hour speech in front of a thousand people.
Of course, sit down and we'll call her in a few minutes.
I know, it may be a bit exaggerated, but that's how I felt at the time. So I tried to distract myself with the TV with a funny video program. After a few minutes they called me and the nerves returned again. This time my heart was beating too fast as if it wanted to get out of my chest.
When I entered the room, I lay down on the chair and suddenly I was sleepy because of how comfortable the chair was. As the orthodontist's assistant, she saw me nervous and told me that I can choose the color of the braces. She showed me the colors and chose the pink one, and I calmed down a bit.
Hi, how are you?Ready to have perfect teeth!
This bothers me!
It's ok, girl, we done!
Well, she will have them for two years... and that's all
The process took about an hour and a half, I was tired and my mouth ached from having it open for too long. I wanted to get out of there and go home, and be un my bed curled up like a wintering bear. Later I had loose teeth and couldn't eat because of the pain.
I see you the next month
This hurts me!
This experience taught me that I have to take care of my teeth and be aware of it. Maintain them and have good hygiene.
You will get used to it and you will forget that you have them