First of all, let me just say that I am going out on a huge limb here...I took these pictures for myself and for Troy...never really considering that I'd put them on the blog (until I got home and realized how dang funny they are!!!).
Okay, so let me start from the beginning. I have a gap in between my two front teeth that braces back in 8th grade were not able to correct. So I had my teeth bonded to close the gap. Apparently bonding discolors (YELLOWS) as time goes by. It has really been apparent to me the last couple of years. To have the rebonding done which also requires whitening of the teeth was very expensive because previously insurance would not cover it. So because I HATE to go to the dentist (so much so that I'd rather go to the GYNO than the dentist anyday) and I hated to spend five hundred bucks to fix a little spot of yellow on my teeth, I've just been putting it off. I am vain (I can't deny it) so it has really driven me crazy. Troy claims that nobody notices it, but I know that's not true (I asked my sister and she told me the truth ~ she's vain like me though). Right before school started, Walker drew and colored a picture of me. As I looked at the picture, I asked Walker what that was in my mouth. He said, in a matter of fact way, "that's the yellow on your two front teeth." THAT WAS IT, I booked the appointment & I've been so excited ever since.
Here I am about to walk into Dr. Starr's office (the photo doesn't really do my YELLOW spot justice, but you've all seen it and you know it)...
So ya didn't believe me about the GAP in between my two front teeth. Proof Positive...I have one. This picture taken by my doctor - he was dying - is horrifying, I know! Keep in mind they had given me THREE shots in my mouth to numb it (and I cried...how did I even go through child birth - TWICE - in fact!?!).
THE BIG REVEAL...
Yep this is me back in the car, numbed mouth and all, taking my self portraits!!! I crack myself UP! I tried to call my girl to do a lip wax while my entire lower face was numb, but she wasn't available!!!
There you have it...Trendy Mindy...unedited, but so happy with her new smile!!!