entire life I have had problems with how my teeth look when I smile, or just
plain open my mouth. That includes talking!
Both of my parents were in the army as I grew up and we travelled from
city to city, never really feeling like I had a home. Because of this I never really fit in
anywhere and even when I tried to I felt awkward because my teeth were always
such a deal for me. My parents finally decided to take me to the army orthodontist
and that's where this story begins.
I was 12 years old and entering puberty and was starting to
like boys. The body I was born into was
the perfect definition of awkward and as I entered into middle school years it
just got worse. My arms were long, legs
long, no boobs.. red hair and freckles. Humph.
After 5 years of emotional pain and my parents finally having saved up
enough, we went to the Orthodontist at the Army and they strapped on
braces. They were charcoal black and
ugly as sin. I was willing to put up with it because I thought.. now I will be
able to have friends. To my greater
demise, the brackets started to pop off, the wires broke and gauged my
gums. I bled on a daily basis from my
lips and gums.. and finally we went back to the army orthodontist and they took
them off. I was crushed. No more braces
or nothing never! I was doomed to be
awkward and ugly and reclusive for my entire life.
Three years later we moved to Lewisville, Tx. I had grown into my body and actually had
some boys liking me. My arms and legs
fit my body and I was now 15 years old with womanly parts. 5'7' tall and actually could play well with
kids on the volleyball court! Life was
definitely looking up. I heard about a
guy named Dr. Krieger who everyone really enjoyed and had worked miracles on
patients. He had been a cosmetic dentist
BEFORE being an orthodontist so he knew how everything should fit
together. I started to feel daring.
My parents had been saving up just in case I felt like I
wanted to give it another shot. As luck
had it, Dr. Krieger came by my school and gave a quick presentation during one
of our forums about gum health and how it helps support tooth alignment. I was hooked. He was funny, and charming,
with just a bit of quirk that made me think maybe he had been an awkward kid
That day I ran home to tell my parents. They looked him up and he had an awesome
website built by theseodentist.com. We
called and made an appointment. Low and
behold, he had openings, we could finance the deal and he said my problems
should be fixed in about 18 months! 18 months?!?! I bit the bullet.
Long story short, I'm now 18 years old, headed to Italy to
walk the runway for Vogue. I feel great
about my smile and have no problems breathing with my mouth open. Thanks Krieger Orthodontics!