For the past 2 to 3 months my teeth have been driving me crazy. A year and 1/2 ago I got braces because my teeth were crooked & crowded. While my teeth were straigtening out perfectly, I noticed that they flared out a bit. So right before I was scheduled to have them removed, I addressed this to my orthodontist, so I was told he would have to shave in between teeth to bring them in, since they were straight and there was no more room for them to bring in. I noticed a little, sublte difference the first time, so the next time I came in, I asked him to do it again……BIG mistake. the moment I got home I looked in the mirror and to my horror, my two front teeth, looked completely small. THese were the teeth that used to rest on my bottom lip, now seemed so slim and short! I was told that he did not shorten the length, he only went in between. ANd to make things worse, they still had that flared out, diagonal appearance. I told myself that it was all in my head, that when my braces came off they will look fine, although this was when I started getting paranoid about my teeth, looking at them all the time and worrying.
Once my braces came off, they were…..ok. I went home, just happy that I got those damn things off, but thats when I started to notice that my whole mouth changed. THat my two fron teeth, my "smiling" teeth, were still much too small and sunken in. I went back in and addressed this to my orthodontist, which told me my teeth were fine, and I asked to have the whole "taking my teeth in"procedure reversed, which of course is not reversable. And after talking to him more, I realized that rather than "tipping" my teeth in, he had moved them inward, (if that makes any sense)
This little thing has comsumed me, I wish I could turn back time and got my braces off when I was supposed to, rather than having this procedure done..sometimes I wish that I never had braces. It's come to the point where I sought therapy, and my therapist has diagnosed me with deporession, anxiety, and she also said that I may have OCD. A doctor has prescribed my zoloft, which I have been taking for 5 days. I don't think it has taken effect yet. Sorry for my long rant, but has anyone gone through this? I think to myself how stupid I am to worry about something so small, to let it consume me this much. I am healthy, my family is healthy, my daughter is healthy, I have a job, my glass is half full, right? Some days are good, most are bad, and EVERY morning is horrible. And I never used to be like this. I could care less about teeth before, now I notice everyones teeth, and see what I could have had, and it sends me spiraling all day long. I wish I could get my old self back again. I was happy, energetic, so positive. I'm worried that I am affecting everyone around me, including my daughter. Again, sorry for this long rant, but HELP! Has anyone ever felt like this for something so small?