Yesterday Cate, Cole and I went to the dentist. I was really looking forward to walking out of the dentists office with clean, shiny, and polished teeth. I was a little nervous about it though because I knew that I had an overbite (which is when your 2 jaws have a big gap between them) and I didn’t know what I needed. Headgear, braces, my friend said a small surgery, but I wasn’t the dentist so I didn’t know.
“Cole and Claire, you can go first” said the dentists assistant. I could feel my self shaking while walking into that small little room. “I will give the X-ray to your brother first. While you are waiting you can watch some TV. After about 20 minutes of searching for the right show I found my favourite channel and then I wasn’t as nervous. ” Ok Claire! Your turn!” I have always loved the X-ray machine because I love seeing my teeth in a different way. “Wow, that looks so cool!” I gasp. ” I know! Now Dr. Charmaine will look at your teeth” said the assistant. This was the moment I could finally find out what I need to do about my overbite! I think. “Hello Claire” says the dentist. “Has anything been going on with your teeth?” I start babbling away about what I know is wrong with me. “All my friends say I have a HUGE over bite and that I need to get it fixed! It is also hurting me because my teeth are digging into my lip and the roof of my mouth” “Ahhh. I know what you need! Braces!” Says the smart dentist. I feel like she just lifted 6 months of worrying of my shoulders. ” When will I get them?” ” not until grade 6 or 7!” She explains. I think to my self, 2 more YEARS worth of worrying?! ” um, ok” I reply. ” ok let’s get to the cleaning!”
While I get poked, scraped, squished, stretched, and all gooey I think about how kids take so much notice of the way my mouth developed and how that effects me and for 2 more years won’t make me feel any better. ” Done!” Says the assistant enthusiastically. “You can go pick a prize!” I walk to the prize book and I pick up the bunny rabbit purse and start crying to my mom, ” I want to get my braces now so that I feel more confident in my self and we can start the process of fixing my mouth!” ” wow um, ok I will talk to Dr. Charmaine” my mom explains to the doctor why I want to get my braces now and all. “Ok I will take you to the special X-ray for braces so when you hear me say go close your eyes. Before I knew it my eyes were open. “So. You can go to the Orthodontist to see if we can give you them now” said the very kind dentist. “Thank you so much!” I reply.
So now I am off to the Orthodontist some time soon! I hope this was entertaining!