I've had braces on my teeth Since January 20, 2004.
At first it was "You will have these things on 2 years tops".
2 years later "maybe toward the later parts of summer '06."
Summer of 06 I go in for my checkup. "You will definitely have these off by Christmas, consider that your gift from us".
My most recent checkup (5 or 6 weeks ago) was the most inspiring
"I hope you have these off before college"
What if I don't? We've got a contract with these people that I stay with them until the braces come off. I can't go to college and run back here for checkups. At what point are teeth good enough?
My teeth are quite hyberolic now, my mouth looks like a different mouth when compared to pictures of my teeth prior to having these on. Even the orthodontist said they look quite straight, but she wants to "work out a few details".
I have a checkup tomorrow afternoon. Should I bring up getting these things off? Maybe I can bargain with her? 3 years is enough . I want to eat without getting crap caught in there again