Listening to: Reol
Playing: NieR: Automata
Craving: Looking for Chai
Watching: Good Mythical Morning
I’m pretty sure everyone who’s had braces before in their life knows the joy of gliding your tongue along the front teeth and feel the smoothness. Well, when I got my braces off, it was smooth….kinda? You see, several months after removing my braces, I start to notice that my front teeth aren’t smooth. I still have something stuck on my tooth from the brace-face days. I figured out later that they were most likely residue from whatever was used to bond the braces to my teeth.
So the first thing I did was contacted my orthodontist about it but they refered me to my dentist. So I decided to go back to my dentist and told them about it, and all they did was clean my teeth and sent me home. I’ve told several dentists about the issue with my front teeth many times and nothing changes. It’s gotten to the point where I gave up on fixing it and convinced myself that it wasn’t a big deal since it’s not visible anyways.
Then a miracle happened. I had my first dentist appointment of the year yesterday. I was hesitant about going at first because it was May Day and I didn’t want to deal with the chaos that was going on downtown, but I went anyways. I arrived 15 minutes early, checked in and was called in to the back soon after. I saw on the chair and let the assistant do the usual cleaning. Then comes in my dentist, “Good job on brushing and flossing! No cavities, no problems” he said to me. “Do you have any questions or concerns about your teeth?” he added. I wanted to tell him “not really” and make my way home but then I was feeling extra today. So I told him straight up “actually… yeah I do, it’s been over 5 years since I got my braces off but I think I still have some cement or glue or something stuck on my front teeth from the braces“. He listened and went ahead and spent the extra 10 minutes removing it for me.
It sure feels nice being heard. Now I can finally enjoy having smooth front teeth. It wasn’t a big deal, really, but it made me really happy.