Pouring drenching rain as I went to the dentist today. Didn't dampen my mood though, as I knew I'd have an excellent result...and wowee kazowee did I ever!!
. Each bit of bonding required grinding, etching, sculpting, grinding, polishing, checking the bite, grinding, etc. But my favourite treat from a fresh hell dimension, was the flexible sanding 'floss' for lack of a better term
...oh I knew it was coming from last time, but today I had flashes of big lumberjacks and a two handed saw, working back and forth, around each tooth, and waaaaaaaaay up into the gum line
, to make sure I could floss easily. A few go arounds with that, and I was pressed back deep into the exam chair, as the nice dentist reassured me, she HAD to get up there, so sorry so sorry
. But that is all the kvetching I'll do, because the result was fantastic...I mean...hollywood smile fantastic
. I was shocked, surprised, pleased as punch, and any other euphamism you can think of, with the result. Folks, you really want a perfectionist behind the drill and tool kit jammed into your mouth..trust me! I left there with a goody bag filled with new floss, and headed to the ortho for a top impression for a new retainer.
I walked into the ortho office and my ortho was at the front desk with all the ladies, and called out 'let's see that smile'..which I flashed excitedly. Standing ovation and a joking request for me to hold their business card under my chin for a picture
. Impression was done quickly, ortho stopped in to look at my old retainer and opted for a clear one for now, so the old hawley wire wouldn't scratch the new work. I waited a few minutes, was fitted, and left with a tentative appt for the new retainers in 3 wks. If they come in sooner, they will call and fit me in.
If anyone who is reading this is hesitating in ANY way to have orthodontic treatment, implants, or bonding..let me assure you, it will be the BEST money you've ever spent!!!