With 2 1/2 weeks until our engagement photoshoot, I’m definitely in bridal beauty havoc mode. Will I look too fat? Will my smile be extra white? Will my teeth look straight? The thoughts in my mind are horrible.

I started to take charge of all of this starting yesterday. Starting to get on the right track, I ate a better lunch and dinner. I felt good about eating better, and decided I needed to start with the teeth straightening. My teeth are fairly white, but I can always do that a week before. I used to have Invisalign braces a few years ago, and I’ve had the retainers for about 2 years or so. Sadly, I rarely (almost never) wear them. My upper teeth have spaced out a tad (but usually within 2 weeks I can get them to be fine again), but my lower teeth have shifted a lot because I still need to get my wisdom teeth removed. I usually like to wear my upper retainer for a week or so before trying on my lower retainer so that way only part of my mouth is sore. Last night…I decided to wear both.


My uppers fit fine, but my lowers are so messed up that the retainer only went on halfway! NOOOOO! So needless to say, my mouth is in a TON of pain today. It’s so bad that I barely want to open my mouth. I will NOT ever do this again. I need to just wear them every night and not forget. My lesson has definitely been learned and I am going to keep wearing the retainers despite the pain. I’ll let you all know how this turns out.

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