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.
Night before retainer use. Please pay close attending to slightly crooked bottom tooth.
Night after retainer use
(Can you see a difference in the crooked bottom teeth department?)
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.