Braces and way of Life....advice needed
Ive had my braces on for almost two years now (august 22nd) and am nearing the deadline. And lately the ortho has been pushing me to use elastics on one side. Here is my predicament....
My Jaw is crooked, and slants (not so dramatically this way : \ This causes a small overbite, and my top teeth arent aligned with my bottom teeth. I dont smile alot, infact ive grinned most of my life. People who see me everyday, do not know I wear braces, because my lips cover them. Im not a toothy person, and never wil be because of my facial structure. If later in my life (certainly not now) I wanted to get my jaw fixed, elastics now would dampen my efforts later. The orthodontist (and my folks) are tryign to fix my teeth to my jaw, and I wantto fix my JAW later, and just straighten my teeth now.
I feel that nobody takes me seriously, even though im almost 18.... When i tell the ortho I plan on fixing my jaw he laughs at me and says I wouldnt because I dont like pain. He is right, right niw I couldnt handle it, i stress over everything, but later in life I will be able to do it. Thursday is my next check up, and Im goign to tell him, no I wont use the elastics. He will threaten me with the Metal pnumatic pump, whch is permanent. He needs my grandmothers (guardian) permission to put it in, and she is siding with him. I feel very strongly that I should be able to live my live in peace, the way I want it, because you only live once! This should me my decision, and the power just seems to be taken away from me, I feel like I cannot stand up for myself. All this stress is getting to me, I am afraid they will make me wear the pump or the elastics and I couldnt goto school with them on, too ashamed....I just want to be happy, and this is NOT helping.
I need some advice....