Phase one… complete!

Phase one… done… braces off… for a bit! I don’t let them chew gum (at all!) with braces on so it is a big day full of gum when they come off. She was so excited that she talked non-stop in the waiting room and couldn’t sit still!

Too cool in the orthodontists chair… and yes, that balloon is for her.

Yeah!! What a pretty smile.

Braces off for one.

Wow… what a difference!

Of course she gets to wear her fancy retainer forever. I’m not sure how happy she is about the forever part. But the retainer is so fancy… sparkly watermelon! 🙂

Dental trauma…

So this morning I had to go to the dentist… Apparently one of my cavities has cracked and I need a crown to fix it. Fine. I HATE the dentist but I know if you ignore it generally it just gets worse so I make the appointment. All is well but they give me the shot of Novocaine and I’m not numb. The dentist is like “We’ll just wait… no problem.” So we wait. Am I numb yet… no… another shot. Okay. “How about now, can you feel your lip?” Umm… YES! I can feel my lip! Now panic is setting in just a bit, two shots of Novocaine and I can still feel my lip. So finally, one more shot and after waiting a bit I think that I am numb… but now I’m a bit freaked out, what if I’m NOT numb? What if the dentist starts to drill and I feel it… COULD THERE BE ANYTHING WORSE? I am literally shaking… and he starts on my tooth and ohhhhhhhh I am numb. Thank goodness, all is well. Did I mention just how much I hate the dentist?! I really hate it!

Okay… After venting a bit I feel better now. 🙂 Yes… beads tomorrow at 6pm my time!

dentist

Oh how I hate the dentist… let me count the ways! I have been bad, it has been over 2 years since my last cleaning… I know… but remember, I said I hated the dentist and so I show up and I tell them, “I hate the dentist” and still, they yell at me! Like I don’t know 2 years is a long time… I know! Don’t they want me to come back? Sigh… Oh well, I made my next appointment, lets just hope I stay on track! 🙂

Let the braces begin!

Atta girl, she picked pink and gold for the colors of her braces! I love it when my kids pick bright colors even without my suggestion. 😀 Keep your fingers crossed that the braces work out okay… what a trooper!

Teeth are expensive.

Well we are just venturing into the world of orthodontists… sigh… Sadly, my kids have inherited my crappy teeth. My oldest, only seven, and they already want her to see an orthodontist. Eek! Let’s just say I have a bit of dental phobia… my mom lost all her teeth when she was young and she passed on her trauma to me. I am doing my best to break the cycle. 🙂 So far my kids love going to the dentist, not to mention they have come a LONG way since the dark ages when I was a kid! When we show up, some little cutie in a baseball cap comes and takes the girls back to some happy experience that I don’t even participate in! Woohoo! Until they mention that I need to now go to an orthodontist! ICK! Oh well… I’m sure it will be fine, sigh… but I guess I better start saving my pennies! 😀

Anyway, enough chat about THAT! (I do feel better now though after sharing… heehee…) I also wanted to show my OH SO clean table from my cleaning frenzy last week! Doesn’t it look inviting?! I think so! I better go on up there and mess it up. 😀 I also have my casting class tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes… I have high hopes! I wanna dream up some fun goodies to use with my glass beads!! Alrighty then, hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday!!