21 October, 2011

Retainer Girl

A few weeks ago I served on a week and a half long jury.  It was a very interesting processes and I learned a lot about our court system and a trial process.  What I found the most valuable were the skills used to present a convincing case.

So today, I will be presenting a, hopefully convincing, case of:  
Retainer Girl vs. Husband

History of Case:
I was nine years old when I went through the dreaded process of braces.  Though it was a young age I was done with braces at the age of 12, just in time for the cruel world of Junior High. I was able to get rid of the braces at a young age, but, I have never won the battle of the retainer.  I was told by my orthodontist that I would have to wear my retainer for life (are you kidding me?). Well, at the ripe old age of 25 I still slip on my tight retainers and wear them to bed a couple nights each month hoping they will keep my pearlers in the right place.

With out fail, the nights that I decide to wear my retainers, I hear, "Hello Retainer Girl," followed by, "Huh? What are you saying?  I can't understand you with that lisp." Thanks for the support Kev-o. Trying to keep my smile snaggle free for you!! Kev and I have had the discussion if my retainers help at all. ( I think he may want to avoid ever seeing retainer girl)  So, I decided to provide a little evidence of the importance of bring retainer girl to bed from time to time.


Exhibit 1.
Night before retainer use. Please pay close attending to slightly crooked bottom tooth.
(Please excuse this scary, and much too close picture)

Exhibit 2.
Night after retainer use
(Can you see a difference in the crooked bottom teeth department?)

Closing Statement:
Though changes may be slight in one night of wear, maybe the crooked tooth would never show his face if retainer girl showed her face more often. Is it worth it to be called names, to be made fun of and to be asked to take out my retainers before we pray at night? I think so.  Case and Point.
If no one else appreciates my efforts to keep a straight grill, I know my parents will.  Thanks for all the orthodontic work as a kiddo! Love you guys!

PS- My retainer case is red, who do you think owns the dusty blue retainer case? Naughty, naughty.


  1. Yup, I can definitely see the change, Tiffany. Having to wear retainers every night for the rest of your life is very frustrating, especially when you thought your battle with braces is over. But, when you neglect to wear your retainers, your teeth will move to its old position and there’s a huge chance that you’d have to wear braces again. By the way, I enjoyed reading your post and I think you set a good example to people who wear braces and retainers alike. :)

    Landon Heath

  2. “You are beautiful, no matter what they say. Just words can’t bring you down.” ^_^ I can’t help but sing upon reading your post. Retainers are doing your teeth a lot of good. Let them finish their purpose. I suggest that you wear your retainer regularly for the rest of your life –at least a couple of nights each week! This isn't as bad as it sounds. Stay beautiful and healthy! =) Keep us posted. ->Cody Zieba

  3. It is worth the teasing, if wearing retainers at night causes a positive change to your teeth alignment. And should you care much about people, who seem blind of its importance, have to say? No offense to Kev-O. XD Just keep the good attitude. And when the naughty remarks are getting to you, just put your attention on how to step up your dental care. Dentistry with a Smile


So? What did you think?