I hate my teeth.
In addition to root canals, cavities and other general mouth maladies, they are trying their best to go crooked.
Despite having braces three times, twice as a kid and once as an adult, they are refusing to stay in place. There is one tooth in particular that is trying to make a beeline to the back of my mouth.
I blame myself for this. I didn’t take care of my teeth as a kid. I didn’t brush well or rinse with Listerine or ever floss. I didn’t wear my head gear faithfully and lost my retainer. Other than deliberately chewing rocks, I’m not sure I could have been a bigger jerk to my teeth.
And now that I’m an adult, I’m trying to fix that, and it’s proving to be a bit of a challenge. I sat with a dentist in Atlanta who had assessed my mouth via molds and 3D x-rays. He had a plan drawn up for me.