My orthodontist told me I have to get a new retainer.
I hadn't worn my for over a year, and it no longer fit [slash was broken].
Ok yeah whatever I can do that.
So I got a new retainer.
"And you have to wear it everyday for two weeks. Then it can just be at night."
Ok fine no big deal. I don't care. I'm not self conscious! And whats two weeks in the long run?!
Then I realized when I smiled at people I knew, it was closed mouth.
And I did everything I could to speak to them as little as possible.
Yet I love talking to people!
"Hello there...Katie? Whoa are you back in high school or something??"
[ok, nobody said that, but I felt it!]
Then came the worst. The pain.
Its been a few days and I can only eat soft things.
Who knew I'd have to endure the pain braces inflicted on me again!
Moral of the story:
Wear your retainer every night like your ortho prescribes.
And if it breaks, get a new one ASAP!
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