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Offline cbraces522

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Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« on: 14. November 2020, 04:17:16 AM »
I was 18 and about to start my senior year of high school. My dad had recently gotten remarried to a much younger woman after being alone for seven years after my mom died. He had barely known his new wife, Julia, and they got married after only dating for two months. The few interactions I had with her were not pleasant and she seemed to resent the fact that I was pretty and popular in school. She definitely struck me as someone who spent a lot of time in the library in high school and probably did not have as many friends as I did. I did not know much about her expect that she was an orthodontist who had just opened her own practice. My dad was very strict about me getting close with her, so I knew we’d be spending a lot of time together soon.

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« Reply #1 on: 14. November 2020, 04:53:12 AM »
The weekend before school starts my dad always made a huge dinner and I was dreading having to have dinner with my stepmom. She was making my life miserable lately and had been insisting on making me wake up at 8 the last two weeks despite it being summer. My dad was super excited though so I was determined to have a good time. The dinner looked amazing, burgers, Mac and cheese, and chocolate cake.

“Abby, let me take a picture of you and Julia!” my dad said.

I stood up and put my arm around Julia trying my best to be as friendly as possible. I smiled wide and my dad snapped the picture.

“Let me see,” said Julia.

“Hmmmm,” she said looking at the picture. “Abby have you ever seen an orthodontist?”

“No, my dentist has always said my teeth look straight enough, and I didn’t need to see one,” I said.

“What’s wrong? Do you think she needs to?” My dad asked.

My heart kind of skipped a beat hearing that.

“Your bite does not look right to me,” said Julia. “I think I should take a look at it tomorrow.”

“Oh, I don’t really think I want like braces or anything,” I responded getting a little panicky.

“Abby, if Julia thinks your bite is messed up you have to let her look at it,” my dad said.

His expression told me that I shouldn’t argue with him. The rest of the dinner was awkward thanks to Julia, and I fell asleep that night tossing and turning about what Julia would say at her office tomorrow.

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #2 on: 14. November 2020, 05:16:52 AM »
The next morning I woke up hoping that everyone had forgotten about our conversation last night. It was a Saturday, and I wanted to spend the day with my friends and no where near my stepmoms orthodontist practice. I walked downstairs hoping that no one would be home, but was immediately caught by my dad.

“Good morning!” He said cheerfully.

“Good morning!” I said internally sighing with relief because he seemed to have forgotten about our conversation.

“Oh by the way Julia scheduled you in for a 9:30 appointment, so you should head over there soon!” he said.

“Dad I don’t want to go. I’m not interested in getting any kind of orthodontic treatment.” I said

“Abby, this is really nice of Julia, and you need to go. She knows what she’s talking about.”

“Seriously, I’m too old to be getting braces,” I said getting annoyed.

“You still live with us and if you want me to continue paying for everything and pay for college I expect you to get along with your stepmother. If she thinks you need braces she’s the expert.” my dad replied his tone giving no room for argument.

Julia’s office was admittedly really nice. It had a long row of chairs and a nice waiting area. The receptionist was super nice and told me to have a seat. A girl walked out from the chair area with her mouth looking so full it seemed like it could barely close. She looked like she was about to cry and I wondered what happened.

“Abby! Come on back. I’m glad you came,” said Julia who was actually smiling at me for once.

She had me sit in one of the chairs.

“Bite down for me,” she said.

Julia had me bite down in various ways and swallow, then got a few x rays. She sat me back in the chair and called her assistant over.

“I’m going to have you take some molds of her teeth for me,” Julia told the girl.

The assistant put a giant tray of goo into my mouth making me gag.

“Keep your mouth open, I know it’s uncomfortable,” the assistant said. “These are the molds we will use to make your appliances!”

“Whaaa?” I said trying to ask her what she meant by appliances.

She pulled the mold out, “What were you trying to say?”

“What do you mean appliances? This was just supposed to be a consultation?”

“Hmm nope, Julia said that you’re a rush order and need everything ready by tomorrow! She’s already scheduled your appointment for you.”

“For braces?” I said feeling like I was going to cry.

“That’s for sure part of the plan!” the assistant responded cheerfully.

Julia walked back over, “how’s it going over here?”

“Good we just got her molds!”

“Julia, can we talk about what’s happening?” I said frantically. “I really am satisfied with how my teeth look.”

“Well, I just got off the phone with your dad and he is fine with me going ahead with your treatment! I know you like how your teeth look now, but your bite needs to be fixed, so I came up with a two to three year treatment plan, time depending on compliance, and good news we can start tomorrow!”

“I’ll be in college next year! You can’t make me go to college with braces,” I exclaimed.

“Your dad said he talked to you about this and expects you to comply,” she said smiling. I swear she was getting pleasure out of this. “You can ride in with me tomorrow morning, I don’t usually take patients on Sunday so I’ll have the whole day for you!”

I didn’t even know what to say. This was supposed to be the best year of my life and now I was going to be a senior in high school in braces. I was also nervous that her assistant said braces were only “part” of the plan. What did that mean?

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #3 on: 14. November 2020, 05:24:55 AM »
I'm interested to see where this story goes!

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #4 on: 14. November 2020, 07:01:57 AM »
I refused to talk to my dad or Julia that night and instead spent it in my room researching braces. There were a lot of different options and I decided I was going to tell Julia that I wanted to do the clear braces. They were still noticeable and I was not a fan of how goopy they looked, but it would be much better than metal braces. I fell asleep feeling a little better but still not great.

Julia woke me up the next morning at 7 am.

“Good morning! We have a big day ahead so I wanted to get an early start!”

I gave a forced smile and went to get ready.

“Brush your teeth really good because it will be a while before you get to brush them with no metal!” Julia said grinning. She really seemed to love my obvious lack of enthusiasm.

She chatted excitedly on the car ride over, “I asked my assistant to come in special just for you today. I’m excited to get some quality time with you. I think it will take a little while, but afterwards I thought we could get some lunch and get you ready for your last first day of high school tomorrow!”

“Yeah I’m not sure if I’ll be up for anything after all this,” I said already feeling miserable.

“Well it’s really important to your dad for us to bond, so I would like us to spend the day together.”

I nodded as we pulled into the parking lot. I walked inside wishing that something would happen to make this moment stop.

“Oh I forgot to tell you I did some research and it looks like I could just do those clear brackets. That’s what I’d prefer,” I said trying to sound confident.

“Well I have something else in mind for you. I’m not a fan of all the new treatment options I really prefer the old fashioned way. That’s what I had to go through and I think it’s the best way. You remember my assistant Margo right she’ll get you started!”

I laid down in the chair and Margo shined a bright light on my face. She put a big plastic thing in my mouth that held my cheeks open. I could already feel my palms sweating from nerves. Julia walked into my peripheral and I noticed she was carrying a tray with what looked like a few large variety of metal appliances on it. I tried to ask her what it was but the plastic holding my mouth open made it come out a little garbled.

“These are your appliances let’s get you started!” Julia said with an evil grin.

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #5 on: 14. November 2020, 12:14:55 PM »
I really like the beginning of this story, I'm curious how it continues,

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #6 on: 14. November 2020, 14:44:02 PM »
Agreed a promising start  can't wait to see what poor (Lucky) Abbey gets

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #7 on: 14. November 2020, 17:19:33 PM »
Awesome can't wait for the next part

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #8 on: 14. November 2020, 17:30:18 PM »
Wow thats a great start to the story, would love to be in her position! Cant wait for the next chapter

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #9 on: 14. November 2020, 17:57:38 PM »
I agree. It is a good start to a promising story. It is nice to see another writer join the group here.

It is a good way to get enough posts to get into the story section and once you are in, I hope that you will continue to entertain us with your stories.

I will be adding this story to TheArchive if that is okay with you.

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #10 on: 15. November 2020, 01:33:19 AM »
While there are a lot of good stories lately, this one is definitely one of my favorites so far.  I'm very intrigued and can hardly wait for the next installment.  I think this is the 4th or 5th time I've checked for an update today!

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #11 on: 15. November 2020, 12:30:58 PM »
another awesome story... can't wait what old fashioned appliances she will get

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #12 on: 15. November 2020, 18:27:18 PM »
Thank you everyone for your comments! I will be adding more to this tonight!

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #13 on: 15. November 2020, 18:28:15 PM »
Also totally fine with this being added to the archive!

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Re: Story: Having an orthodontist as a stepmom
« Reply #14 on: 15. November 2020, 18:44:48 PM »
I'm really excited about this story! Can't wait to see what the treatment plan is! Personally knowing an orthodontist would definitely be hard and probably lead to a more intense treatment plan