This past week, I started a process I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I've always been conscious of how crooked my teeth are, so last Monday, I got braces! I'm 40 years old, and I have braces like a middle-schooler.
Some mouth pain early in the week, which was great for the diet, as I lost four pounds, but not so much fun overall. What has been fun is that my kids have both had braces (the youngest still has his for another 6-8 months) and they give me advice.
Each time I go in, I have the option of choosing colors for the fasteners. My husband dared me to get purple and yellow fasteners this first time in honor of the Vikings. So, I did! I have purple fasteners on the uppers and yellow on the lowers.
If the Vikes win the Super Bowl (Woohoo!) I will go with the purple scheme again next month, but if not, it's time to get some red and blue, because March Madness is coming. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!
Question: (Actually 2)
1. Did you have braces as a kid?
2. If you hadn't, and you'd always wanted them, and the money was there, would you do it at age 40?