I remember my first and only Orthodontist appointment, 12 years old, nervous, anticipating torture until the doctor said his most inexpensive sentence of the day... she doesn't need braces, her teeth have come in practically perfect. It was true, to the blessing of my parents bank account my teeth grew in relatively straight minus an unnoticeable slight flow to the left. I was also fortunate enough never to have a cavity in the rare phenomenon of my teeth until I was 27 (more on cavities in a bit). Five years ago when I was 23 I noticed my wisdom teeth had started to poke through. Having ex rays and a check up with my dentist it was recommended I have them removed even though they were only developing on the right side of my mouth. However college took my time and finances so I ignored the advice to my dismay. In 3 years time my slight shift to the left had become crowding teeth causing chipping, protruding of my front bite, shredded dental floss and on my last dentist visit of 7 filled cavities (a slight blow to my confidence and ego). Cavities not from neglect, but the crowding the wisdom teeth have caused. I know that my teeth still look straight but the most noticeable and painful adjustments for me have been the headaches. A lot of change happening all at once is the reason I was told to be the cause of them and was once again recommended to get get the wisdom teeth removed. I had considered the surgery last summer when a blessing came in the form of a daughter. Now my husband and I's finances are focused on her and I almost feel guilty spending the time and money on my aesthetically 'not so bad' teeth. I'm writting for help because I know the headaches, cavities and cracking teeth need to go so I focus on my life and new child. The pictures were the best I could find to document the changes over the few years.
Wisdome teeth and Headachs
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