I have a secret that you can’t see unless you meet in person. If you look at the picture up above you can see it closely. Yes. The secret is I have extra teeth on top of my gums. I don’t think they look great in pictures so I always smile just enough so that they aren’t revealed. When I was younger I was ashamed of them because they became yet another thing for people to pick on me for. So now I was not only skinny and not wearing the latest fashion of name brand clothes or shoes (this I never really cared about) but I also had these extra teeth. I had one friend that told me that I would never get a boyfriend or let alone a husband because of them but obviously she was wrong. Over time I got over that and just accepted that they were there to stay. My parents inquired about getting them removed with this Dentist Coconut Grove but funds just were never right and then by the time I was working and could get them removed on my own I wasn’t even thinking about doing it. You know how kids are. But yep they are still there. My mother-in-law recently asked me if I would get them removed I told her yes but I really don’t think about them now because they have been there for years.
A few weeks ago I was talking to Princess S and I don’t know what made me notice but I saw two bumps on her gums. When I looked closer I realized they were extra teeth. In the exact same spot as mine. The minute I saw them I flashed back to all I went through as a kid and being picked on for mine. Right now hers aren’t noticeable. Plus lucky for me my baby has a lot more confidence than I ever had. We are always talking to her and her brother about not letting what people think affect them. Pretty much the same speech my parents gave me and my brothers and my mother-in-law gave The Husband. I think in this aspect they are both more him than me because they are some strong kids. We have immediately started looking into things that we can do to help her. We’ve already got consultation with her primary dentist and a consultation with an orthodontist. I don’t want her to just get use to them being there. I want her to continue to be the beautiful confident young lady that she is. They have recommended removing two teeth at the top because her mouth is crowded and that will give the teeth room to move down and then braces to strengthen the teeth. We’ve also considered what braces will do to her dental arch after reading Bell Harbour Dental’s blog post. I personally think that this option is the best one to ensure that she gets her perfect smile. And then at least all of these consultations would’ve been worth it. I’m only saying this as my friend’s daughter has recently had braces fitted by this Dentist in Sarasota and she is already starting to see improvements. She is already well on her way to her perfect smile and soon my daughter will be too after we’ve finally come to a decision. We are going to look into all our options so that we can do what’s best for her. Of course when we ask her what she wants she says it doesn’t matter to her. Typical teenager. Ha ha ha!!
In the mean time I’m also considering get mine removed. I’m used to being there but it would be a nice to see something different. I think if I did it would step up my confidence a little. I think it would be a good thing for us both. We’ll see we have a lot to think about but I will definitely keep you all updated.
Melissa @Serendipity and Spice says
I understand you not wanting your daughter to go through what you went through as a child….it’s so sad that kids can be so mean to each other. But we’re all made in our own unique way and we should know that there’s nothing wrong with that. Thanks for sharing your story!
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Yes I agree. We mainly want her to have a nice smile and not be self- conscious about anything.
Yolanda @Seeing It Their Way says
I have the same scenario with my son. We both have a TON of teeth and no where for them to go. LOL When he gets his permanent I am almost certain he will need braces. We will get them for him, but in the meantime we try not to draw too much attention to this minor imperfection.
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Yes we aren’t making a big deal either. We are trying to find out options. I think at the most we will probably get the teeth that they are suggesting removing removed so that the two that are growing through her gums can come down.
I had mine removed about 4 years ago. Not because anyone said anything, it’s just they had to go! LOL. It was like having wisdom teeth removed. Nothing to it.
The dentist doesn’t recommend removing them. The orthodontists and her primary dentist wants to remove two teeth already in place so that the teeth that are growing in can move down.
I plan on getting mine removed as soon as I can.
Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says
I see why you’d be worried, but I never noticed. Are they baby teeth that never fell out?
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The ones at the top are my adult teeth. I’m suspecting I have overcrowding as well
We have a similar dilemma in our house. My daughter has a severe under bite, she has braces now but her orthodontist wants to remove teeth. I haven’t been able to pull the trigger on that decision yet but I think I’m going to do it. She’s a beautiful girl by any means but I don’t want her to have an unnecessary struggle
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Angie A, Macaroni Kid Snellville says
Funny that you should be talking about teeth; I recently saw a special “football life” with Michael Strahan and although he was always made fun of his gap, later in life when he had the funds to correct it he said no, it’s what makes him him. I have a gap in my teeth and I hate it, my dad has it too, and I worry my daughter may bc she does have a slight gap now – you can keep your teeth or remove them, you’re choice, but remember you did get a boyfriend who became a husband, but most of all you’re happy now and loved for who you are by your friends and family and that’s all that matters.