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Hello, I have recently tried to write a story.

English is not my native language so forgive me by advance the probably many mistakes I made in my story.

Feel free to leave a comment, to let me know if it's worth going on.

Alecja's need of orthodontics

Chapter 1 : Introduction

My name is Alecja Pacejka. Native of Czech Republic, I am 33 years old, freshly beginning a new job as an executive assistant in my childhood place, a nice and small city of 30.000 inhabitants in the UK where my four-room apartment is located.

I am 1,68 m (5 ft 51), with light chestnut long hair, green eyes pretty nice body since I often do gym and running. I love fashion and wear last trend clothes. Very confident in myself, I am used to wear classy and/or sexy clothes like short dresses, skinny pants, and nearly every day with transparent tights and high heels shoes or sandals. I really love high heels ! I probably have 70 pairs of high heeled shoes, I love them all and I can’t stop buying new pairs regularly. Sometimes I wear sneakers but it is generally when I am not fine. I mostly use slight and discreet make up but I like to be sometimes a little provocative with sophisticated make up.

I have been single for a year or so. My ex-boyfriend cheated on me with a good friend and it was very hard for me to finish this 4 years relationship. Since then, only one or two no-tomorrow adventures with men met online. Between my work and my friends, with whom I go out regularly, I don’t have many occasions to meet guys by another way.

For a couple a month, I have started to feel toothache in several places of my jaws I did not know the reason. The bearable pain is inconstant but especially when I bite. I decided to take an appointment with the dentist I’ve been seeing since childhood, Dr Bortmann. I did not see him for a couple of years now because I did not have any tooth problem since then.

The secretary of the dentist, Claudia Simpson, offered me an appointment for only the next month because his calendar was full. I would have hoped to see him faster but I will have to wait the entire month with my toothache. The appointment was settled on a Thursday, the 15th of March, at 1 PM. Because of work, I could only go to this appointment during lunch break.

The month has passed quickly and fortunately, the pain did not increase until the appointment.

The day of the appointment, I chose, like usual, even more when I work, a pretty outfit : a white blouse with a black suit jacket on top, a black knee-length pencil skirt, sheer and shiny flesh-colored tights and black 13 cm (5 inches) peep toe leather heel shoes with a small platform (2,5 cm, 1 inch). I had my hair done with a ponytail, and I wore my glasses. I have been wearing glasses for five years because of a slight myopia and to avoid tiring my eyes.

Arrived at the dental office, after 10 minutes waiting, Dr Bortmann, a really nice 60 years old man, came to pick me up in the waiting room. I followed him in his examination room, sat down in the dentist chair and began to open my mouth when he asked. After a quick but careful examination, he told me he did not see cavities or anything wrong, except the malposition of the teeth. He add this malposition has gotten worse than when I was younger and needed to check with a panoramic and a profile X-rays.

After a few minutes watching the X-rays, he said he thought the problem comes from a malocclusion and referred me to an orthodontist to confirm or not his diagnosis.

The word “orthodontist” made me feel sudden anguish.

My teeth have always been quite in good shape. Minor cavities treated by fillings in composite. My teeth are a little crooked, especially in the lower jaw where one of my main incisors is significantly backward, probably due to a lack of space. My upper jaw is fine, note perfect but fine and I never complained about my smile.

Ok, maybe I should have worn braces when the orthodontist I consulted when I was 15 recommended to start a treatment but all my friend were finishing their treatment at this time and I did not want to become one of the few poor girl with braces in high school. I was pretty popular in high school and I did not want to take the risk to ruin my reputation. I already knew things can change quickly, especially when you are a teenager.

I remember one girl in middle school, a little fair haired girl with beautiful blue eyes, not friend of mine, who was the cutest of us in the eigth grade, with whom all the boys wanted to go out. After summer break, she came back with braces and metal appliance with straps around her neck for approximately 2 years, and many acne spots. Her success disappeared immediately and she became the one we, included me, laughed about during this time. So, braces were not an option for me, even if my smile was not perfect like some of my girl friends.

At this moment, I said to myself “I refused to do an orthodontic treatment when I was 15, it is not to do it at 33”.

I asked my dentist if he thinks I should start a real orthodontic treatment with braces or only wear a dental tray the night or something like that to correct it. He replied he did not know, trying to reassure me by telling me that there were discreet and comfortable treatments for adults now.

He came back with me to Claudia’s desk and asked her to give me Dr Gipsen’s card, the orthodontist he recommended. I left the office, a little confused about what he said.


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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 1
« Reply #1 on: 21. April 2021, 16:51:12 PM »
From a basic point of view, your use of the English language is very good. I can tell that your first language is not English and you have done very good writing using it. Your sentence structure is fine and I found very little that could be changed.

The story is well written and I would like to see more of it. It is always nice to see new people writing stories. I encourage you to keep writing more of this story.

When you add more to your story, please keep all the chapters in one thread so that it is easy to locate them. If you would like someone to proofread your stories before you post them, just ask for someone to do it. I am always willing to help as well as Duncombec and a few others.

I would like your permission to add your story to my collection and share it with other people.

I also recommend reading the rules for posting stories. I didn't see anything in your story that violates the rules.
https://www.bracesforum.net/general/forum-rules/msg34239/#msg34239

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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 1
« Reply #2 on: 21. April 2021, 22:46:50 PM »
I could easily follow your story and I enjoyed it very much please add more  its good so far my friend

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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 1
« Reply #3 on: 21. April 2021, 23:37:38 PM »
Thank you guys for your encouragements. Here is the next chapter of my story. I will see with Braceface2015 if the following could be proofread. I specify that all the characters are fictitious.

Chapter 2 : The Doubts

Coming back to work after the appointment, I could not stop thinking about the discussion with Dr Bortmann.

Janet, my 54 years old executive assistant colleague with whom I talked about this appointment, told me it was not such a bad new, telling me she had an orthodontic treatment with metal fullbands braces when she was a teenager and smiling of all her teeth to show me her beautiful smile. I did not know what fullabands braces were, so she showed me pictures just founded on the internet on her computer screen. I never paid attention to the different kind of braces and I was nervous about what I saw. Never would I wear such a thing in my mouth. I asked her how long she had to wear theses braces on her teeth and she replied two years and a half and how it was a relief when the orthodontist take them off. I found this duration very long. Feeling me very insecure about this topic at this time, she told me there were probably modern technics to make the treatment shorter and less visible than that nowadays.

At this moment, Boris, the young, potential and ambitious 25 years old accountant of the company came, asking for a document. He’s the kind of boy with no weak points, nice body, nice face, nice girlfriend, nice situation. With a hateful behavior, he’s used to laugh at anybody, except our two bosses. Even if I have a lot of confidence in myself, this guy is capable of hurting you with his nasty words and comments. When I came back to work after I broke up with my ex-boyfriend, he did not hesitate to ask me what did I do wrong to make him leave with somebody else.

He noticed I was a little concerned about something and looked at the screen of Janet’s computer which was turned to me. He immediately understood what it was about and asked me, with a mean smile, if I will have braces at my advanced age. Very embarrassed and beginning to blush after his question, I answered stammering, “no no, no way I wear that kind of stuff. Janet was…was showing me how horrific was her orthodontic treatment when she was young. Just a general discussion”. Feeling my embarrassment, he replied I could become the first executive assistant to get 5G network with all this stuff in the mouth, smiling with his perfect smile about his not funny joke. I gave him the document he asked and he left, without any thanks, only saying “bye future train track”. I started to have tears in my eyes.

Janet said “Poor dear, I am so sorry for you. Don’t listen to him. He’s a dork. Go to see your orthodontist and maybe you won’t need any treatment at all and, in any case, there is no need to be embarrassed. You’re a young and beautiful woman, always chic and well dressed. You can cope with an orthodontic treatment”.

Trying to regain confidence, I said “Yes Janet. My confidence will not be affected by this guy. And you’re totally right, maybe my teeth problem can be solved with other than braces”.

I finished my day of work at 6 PM, not thinking too much about my dental appointment, and came back to my apartment. It was too late to call the orthodontist office, so I decided to call it the next day. The night, I thought there was no way for me to put metal braces on my teeth like my friends in middle school, so I did some research on the Internet about orthodontics and learned several treatments are possible with white brackets, brackets behind teeth or only gutters. I also discovered a treatment is very expensive and not every healthcare insurance support the cost. The less visible is the treatment, the more expensive is the cost. Even if I have some savings to do it and the treatment is not so visible, I am not convinced to do it for now. I will see that tomorrow morning.

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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 2
« Reply #4 on: 22. April 2021, 02:40:41 AM »
I have added the edited version to TheArchive.

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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 2
« Reply #5 on: 22. April 2021, 05:43:13 AM »
Well written story. Thanks for your efforts in writing.

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« Reply #6 on: 23. April 2021, 01:14:39 AM »
Thanks Guys. Here is the new chapter, proofread by Braceface2015.

I hope some of you will enjoy it. Feel free to tell me.

Chapter 3 : Arranging an Orthodontist appointment

After about two months, I did not make that call to the orthodontist's office to arrange an appointment, even if I constantly thought of it. I was hoping to see if my teeth problem would fix by itself.

During this time, Boris, staying mean and unpleasant with everybody, including me, did not talk about our last discussion, except once when he referred briefly to my broken phone network.

Janet asked me twice what I was going to do with my teeth but I replied I did not know, saying my pain was decreasing, which was not the case.

On the contrary, the toothaches became more often and I felt the pain increase gradually.

I decided to request another appointment with my dentist, wanting to ask him if there was no other option than the orthodontist. I arranged an appointment with him for the next week, on Saturday, the 26th of May at 11 A.M., thanks to a cancellation.

I did not work that day and I could take the time to prepare myself and wear less classical clothes than when I work. It was a sunny and quite hot day for the season (22 °C). I chose to wear a light pretty short blue summer dress, with white polka dots on it, with quite shiny flesh-coloured tights and brown 10 cm (4 inches) open-toe ankle boots, without a platform. I left my long brown hair slightly wavy loose. I put my beige raincoat over it when I went out.

At his office, even when he complimented me about my elegant style, he seemed angry with me about when I told him I did not do anything. He repeated to me that he could not help me himself and to go to see the orthodontist he recommended to treat the malocclusion and the problem might quickly disappear. Said like that, it seemed to be very simple, but not for me, really scared about the idea to put braces on my teeth, especially for an independent single woman of my age. I said that to him and he answered by bitching, "go to see the orthodontist before being scared."

I decided to go for a walk and to go out with friends that day, without deciding about it.

So, after two more weeks of reflection, and hesitation, feeling the problem was getting worse with increasing pain, I took the plunge to arrange an appointment with the recommended orthodontist, Dr. Gispen. On the phone, I described my problem to the secretary, who offered me an appointment the next week, on Friday, the 15th of June, at 7 PM. I accepted it. I noticed something strange when she spoke, like a slight lisp or something, especially when she said “Dr. Gipsen”. Anyway, one more week to wait for the answers about a possible orthodontic treatment.

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Despite the lack of comments, here is the new chapter. Feel totally free to give me your opinion.


Chapter 4 :  The first appointment and the diagnosis

The morning of the appointment, I was feeling very nervous despite it was supposed to be a beautiful day, sunny with no cloud and quite hot (+22 °C). I finished my workday early so I could come back home, take a shower and change my day clothes before going to the appointment. Not so confident on this day, I decided to go to this appointment with unusually uncomfortable clothes, wearing a light blue sleeveless tight top under a denim jacket, black jeggings and white sneakers (this choice clearly meant I was not feeling good). I did my hair quickly with my hair tied back and of course I wore my glasses.

With the orthodontist not far from my apartment, I went to the office on foot.

After walking for 15 minutes, I arrived at the orthodontist's office with a lot of stress.

The gilded plates placed next to the entrance door of the building mentioned four orthodontists, probably associates, including Dr. Gipsen.

I entered and introduced myself to the secretary behind the desk just in front of the entry door. She was a blond mid-length squared-cut-haired woman with brown eyes under glasses too, in her mid-30's, wearing a light yellow coat over a classy navy blue knee-length tight dress, with shiny flesh-colored tights and navy-blue 10 cm high heels pumps with a small platform (2 cm). She had a pretty good style.

-   "Good evening Misshish (Mrs), I am Shuzhan (Suzan) Campbell, the shecratary of the orthodontisht offische, what can I do for you? Shlshlshl," she said.

I immediately noticed silver from her mouth when she spoke and heard this time a noticeable lisp and slurp, sometimes at the end of sentences. I could not see more because she talked without opening her mouth a lot.

-   “Hi, I am Alecja Pacejka, I have an appointment with Dr. Gipsen at 7 P.M.”

-   "Okay, Pleazh give me your healszhh coverage documentsh, szhe letter from your dentisht and take a shheat in szhe waiting room, shlshlshl," slurping again after the sentence.

I thanked her, gave her the documents and I went to the waiting room, telling myself she was very unlucky to have to endure such an orthodontic treatment, with metal and lisping, at her age. At least she worked in a better place to be treated, hoping at least her treatment could be shorter thanks to that. Everything in the office was recent and clean. There was one screen in the waiting room, presenting some information about orthodontics and the waiting time remaining for each doctor. I had to wait 10 minutes to see Dr. Gipsen.

There were 2 teenagers waiting separately, a boy and a girl, approximately 15 years old, both looking down quietly. I immediately saw the boy was wearing something with large straps around his head connected to a quite large metal wire placed in front of the lips and coming into his mouth. He stayed silent when I said "Hi."

The girl replied and smiled with her teeth, which were all covered by quite large metal brackets, like my girl friends in middle school. "Not surprising for her age," I said to myself.

There was also a chestnut half-length square-cut-haired woman, in her mid 40's, who was waiting too. She replied "hi" to me too, not letting me see her teeth. She was wearing a light beige skirt suit, with sheer flesh-coloured tights and beige peep-toe ankle 11.5 cm heeled boots with no platform. She was very classy. Anyway, because of her age, I said to myself she was probably a mother waiting for her child.

Suzan entered the room and said, "Mishish Collinsh." The lady stood up and smiled very confidently with her teeth, allowing us to see her teeth were also covered with metal brackets, like the teenage girl. She left the room saying, "Goodbye." I replied the same, a little shocked to see she was a patient too.

My stress suddenly went up and I began panicking after seeing everyone, including two women in their 30’s or 40’s, with metal dental appliances.

As far as I was concerned, I never considered metal braces as an option. If I really did need treatment, I wanted the least visible possible thing and especially no metal thing. I tried to take deep breaths to calm down, thinking there is no reason I could not have anything other than metal braces.

5 minutes later, Suzan came back in the waiting room and called, "Misshish Paschezhka," trying several times to pronounce it roughly correctly.

I stood up without saying anything and I followed her in the long corridor to the examination room. My heart was really pounding. She opened the door and I saw two women, sit on rolling chairs, finishing packing the material around the examination chair. The first one was a thin tall blonde-haired woman who was about 40 years old, hair strictly pulled back with a bun, wearing a white coat over a black mid-thigh length skirt suit with sheer and shiny black tights and very high-heeled black peep-toe pumps, around 11.5 cm with no platform. Her feet were very arched in those shoes. The second one was a brown half-length square-haired woman who is about 30 years old and 1.60 m tall, wearing a light blue coat over a white knee-length skirt with sheer white tights and white sneakers.

Suzan introduced me, with the same difficulties pronouncing my name. The tall blonde woman stood up, saying curtly, without any smile, “Hi, I am Dr. Olivia Gispen and this is Stacey Stuart, my assistant.” I noticed when she was talking, her teeth were covered with metal brackets too, but no lisp at all. However, she seemed to be very confident and showed no intention to hide them at all. The assistant greeted me with a head gesture and smiled but did not open her mouth. I first was surprised Dr. Gipsen was a woman. I do not know why but I was convinced she was a man. And I was especially surprised that she wore braces. As an orthodontist with her age, I could have thought the braces thing, if she had needed them, was over for a long time.

Immediately, the doctor told me to sit in the chair and, just after a few words from me about the reason for my visit, she asked me to open my mouth, which I did.

She asked Stacey to put in a cheek retractor, which she did gently, and began to examine me after adjusting the light. She said to Stacey different medical terms and numbers. Stacey was filling in the information on the computer.

After that, she told Stacey to remove the cheek retractor.

She looked at the letter and X-rays and notes from Dr. Bortmann for a few minutes.

She left the room, leaving me alone with Stacey. I asked Stacey if Dr. Gipsen was always so curt. She replied briefly, “Yesh, but shhe’zh very good in what shhe doezh, shlshlshl.” Even if she spoke a little, I noticed metal things on her teeth too and I heard a lisp similar to Suzan, also slurping at the end of the sentence.

Still one more adult with metal braces. I believed there was no other kind of treatments like invisible trays or ceramic brackets in this office.

Dr. Gipsen came back 10 minutes after and told me curtly: "So, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is you need to start orthodontic treatment as soon as possible if you don’t want your toothaches to get worse. If you agree with the treatment, I will correct your malocclusion and it should be over after this treatment.”

-   “Oh, such a shame, maybe the good news is this treatment can be slight and barely visible, with non-invasive appliances?” I replied

-   “No, the good news is your healthcare insurance is pretty good and will cover nearly totally the cost of the treatment, leaving you only 300£ to pay for all the treatment duration, retention device included, instead of 3,500£,” she said.

-   “Okay, good news, but what kind of treatment can I have? Would it be possible for that cost to have invisible trays or lingual braces? Not sure I want ceramic braces because some people could see I wear braces,” I said.

-   “This won’t be a problem because I don’t work with invisible trays or ceramic braces because they are less accurate and quite fragile. Anyway, invisible trays are not adapted to treat your case. I avoid treatment with lingual braces because of the numbers of problems created for gums, during and after the treatment, not counting the discomfort of such a treatment, but this is not the point because classical treatments can be uncomfortable too,” she replied.

-   “So, what kind of treatment?” I asked.

-   “With traditional metal braces which are the most effective treatment,” she said.

-   “Metal braces, the words are launched”, I scarily thought.

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I’m liking this very much! A great read.

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I noticed a couple of differences from the copy that you sent me. I like them and think that they make the story better and clarify a few things.

I have modified my copy to include your changes and am adding it to TheArchive.

Don't worry about the lack of comments. Some people will comment when they read more of the story or catch up on a backlog of posts. Most people who read the stories here just don't say anything.

I am enjoying your story and hope that you will continue to add more to it.

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I like your story very much its really good please to continue with it

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Great story! I like how you write the lispy speech. Very nice.

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Very good story and I like the way of your writing!

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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 5 - The decision
« Reply #13 on: 30. April 2021, 13:50:59 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys. It encourages me to keep on publishing since the story is appreciated. Thanks also to Braceface2015 who proofread each chapter to avoid the numerous mistakes.

Here is the new chapter.



Chapter 5 - The Decision

Dr. Gipsen should have been seeing a mixture of panic and disappointment in my eyes. “Are you okay?” she asked.

-   "Hmmm, hmmm… not really. You mean the only way to get rid of my toothaches is to wear metal braces? What if I don't?" I said.

-   "Yes, the only way to fix your malocclusion, and make your pain disappear, is to start ortho-dontic treatment with metal braces of course, which are the most effective braces. You need to do it and you need to do it quickly because your teeth are still moving for several reasons. One of these reasons is the position of your tongue, which should be placed higher when it rests. In its actual position, it pushes your front top and bottom teeth forward. We need to correct this position. Another reason is the narrowness of your jaws and the lack of space for your wisdom teeth in the lower jaw, which are still pushing straight but do not have enough space. I think we could save them from being removed by expanding the arch of your upper and lower jaw. The third reason is the teeth of your top jaw are too far ahead. We have to move them back. Probably another problem is the strength of your lips, which are pushing some of your teeth backward. We need to solve all the problems successively and it should be okay after the treatment plan," she replied.

-   “Well, I have plenty of problems. It appears to be a complicated case but I guess I do not have the choice. When can we start and how long will the treatment last ?” I asked.

-   "Not that complicated but there are several problems to fix, like everyone treated here. Some of these are more common than other ones. So, if you're okay with the treatment, you need to sign the form and the quote and we can start now by making the dental molds and pre-pare for the installation of the braces at the next appointment. If you're not sure for now, you need to arrange another appointment and this will cost you 75£ more, for nothing more than today. I can't commit to the duration of the treatment. I'm only saying to you that the aver-age duration for adult orthodontic treatment is 18 to 24 months but keep in mind that it could be longer. It depends on how your teeth will react to the treatment. 24 months goes by fast you know," she replied.

-   "God, 24 months!!! I didn't think it could be so long as an adult. Will it be painful?"

-   “I am not going to lie to you: a little bit sometimes but it's more a question of discomfort at first after appointments than real pain," she replied.

-   "Well, may I think a little bit and take a look at the papers please?" I asked.

I thought at this time, 'it’s a lot to endure,' but I saw different women of my age or more with metal braces today. It’s not common but maybe not that rare. I just wondered how long all these women had been wearing their braces. I did not dare to ask for now.

-   "Well, I'm leaving you with Stacey to do this and I will go to the next patient. Take the time you need and I'll come back later. If you decide to leave without doing anything, this is your choice, but I remind you your problem won't fix by itself. The longer you wait, the longer and the harder the treatment could be," she said.

Then, she stood up and walked to the exit door of the room, with the noise of her heels hitting on the tiled floor at each step. I thought at this time that despite the braces, she was such a beautiful and classy lady.

Stacey gave me the form and the quotes. It was about 8 pages to read in pretty small print. I tried to focus on the price I needed to pay. 300£, which was clearly less than the prices I had seen on the Internet and I obviously could afford this cost, this was not the problem. I could pay in several payments anyway. The duration was not clearly indicated on the papers, only an estimated average of 24 months was mentioned with no contractual engagement and no more charge if the treatment lasted longer. For the kind of treatment, it was only written "standard metal braces and every required appliance," with no mention of the appliances required. I asked Stacey what kind of appliances may be required and she answered that she did not know specifically for my case but it could be a Herbst appliance, lip bumpers or expander, slurping again at the end of her sentence.

Her answer was not very clear for me because I did not know what these appliances looked like exactly. Dr. Gipsen only talked about metal braces, so I could imagine there would only be traditional metal brackets and no specific appliance.

After I spent 15 minutes reading, I decided not to read the small paragraphs on the last pages and signed the documents at the end, with no more questions. I thought it was a good choice for my health, remembering the words of the two doctors I saw.

-   "That's done, Stacey. Hold on," I said.

-   “Szhanksh Alecjsha. I will call Dr. Jshipshen, shlshlshl,” she replied.

I could only see metal brackets in her mouth, no more things. I wondered why she had this lisping and slurping all the time.

Dr. Gipsen came back a few minutes later.

-   "Well, you signed all the documents. That's the best choice you could do, Mrs. Pacejka," she said, while she was entering the room and sitting on her stool.

-   “I hope I won’t regret it!” I said hesitantly.

-   "There is no chance. So we can start by doing the molds. It won't be painful but this is often the most unpleasant part of the treatment for the patients. Stacey, please give me the mold-ing trays sized to Mrs. Pacejka's jaws and fill them with the paste. Please lie down on the chair Mrs. Pacejka!" Dr. Gipsen said curtly.

Stacey prepared something I could not see. Dr. Gipsen asked me to open my mouth wide, which I did. She began on the upper jaw by inserting the molding tray over all my teeth to the trachea and asked me to stay like that for a couple of minutes, concentrating on breathing through my nose. It was very hard and after 30 seconds, I started panicking when I lost control of my breath and became unable to breathe normally. Dr. Gipsen told me to hold and relax and focus on breathing through the nose. I started to move my entire body, beginning to suffocate. Dr. Gipsen remained quite indifferent and impassive to my noticeable panic. In the end, I could not breathe at all until she removed the molding frame quickly. I could finally take a deep breath with great relief. Dr. Gispen did not say any word except, "you can breathe now," but Stacey said to me kindly, “it will be okay.”

Letting me recover for two minutes, Dr. Gispen asked me to open my mouth for the second jaw, saying it should be easier… and it fortunately was.

After the step of doing the molds, I said jokingly, "Oh… the worst part is now over."

Dr. Gipsen only said, "Yes maybe," without any smile.

I said to myself, 'this woman never smiles'.

This was not finished. She asked me to open my mouth and asked Stacey to put the cheek retractor in again, which she did. She placed 4 elastics called 'spacers' between my molars in the upper jaw and 6 between my molars and my premolars in the lower jaw. I began to feel some pressure instantly.

After that, she prescribed painkillers to take for the night and, if necessary, the next few days and said the treatment could really start at the next appointment, which should not be for one week. She asked me to check with Stacey to arrange this appointment because Suzan had left at this time. Then she said goodbye and left the room with the typical noise of her heels on the floor.

Hesitating about the date of this appointment because of my job, I chose a Friday two weeks after, so the 29th of June, at 6 PM. It would let me have the weekend after to get used to the braces.

I said goodbye to Stacey who walked with me to the exit door and gave me copies of the signed documents. I went out along the corridor, passing next to the waiting room where there were still two adults waiting. It was already 8:30 PM. and still two patients to see Dr. Gipsen, who definitely had a long day.



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Re: New story : Alecja's need of orthodontics - Ch. 5 - The decision
« Reply #14 on: 30. April 2021, 16:36:25 PM »
Great story, I can't wait for the next part! I hope she will have good lisp, lol!