i am (no longer) the walrus.

People ask me why I only smile with my mouth closed…a few years back while playing trumpet on a wedding gig, a guest accidentally bumped into me, and my mouthpiece cracked the bottoms of my two front teeth. The combination of this plus the natural gap between my two front teeth has always made me feel like a “walrus with fangs”, and I’ve been very self-conscious about my smile.

My dentist expressed concerns about the stability of these two teeth, and recommended I get Invisalign (or as I call them, my “AARP braces”)….this will straighten the other teeth, and reduce (but not eliminate) the natural gap, and after Invisalign, my two front teeth will be repaired either by composite or by crown.

The American Songbook tune “I’ll Never Smile Again” will no longer be my theme song…and it’ll be nice to smile with confidence.

Got my Invisalign trays today…I will no longer be the “walrus with fangs!” #AARPBraces

Published by ltrainlane

Musician, Customer Service Manager, Husband, Father, New York Giants fan, happy-go-lucky (sometimes clothing optional) free spirit....that pretty much sums it up.

One thought on “i am (no longer) the walrus.

  1. Thanks for sharing! Who knew!? Congrats on getting things fixed. Looking forward to seeing what they do. Have gotten very used to the smile you have!

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