I went to the orthodontist yesterday and I think I had to be the oldest patient in the room. Well we had money left in our flex account this year and I have tried to spend it every which way I can and so I decided to get my teeth that have been getting crooked over the years fixed. It should be easy, wrong. They had to take several different molds and a bite record then sand paper with very thin strips between my teeth. My teeth are extremely tight and even the orthodontist commented that he had never seen teeth so tight. As they put the first set of aligners in it took lots of wiggling and pushing to get them on and boy do they hurt. I had them in all night and at breakfast took them out to eat. Putting them back in really hurt and so Advil is my new friend. For my sore muscles and now my sore teeth. Why do I do this to myself?