This is not my first time having braces. When I was 10 I had them for about a year. This time around I will have them for about two years. I am not too happy about that.
I do not remember why I had braces when I was 10, but this time I do: I have a slight overbite, my teeth are extremely crowded, and (according to my Orthodontist) by the way I talk it sounds like there is not enough room for my tongue. So I currently have an expander to make room for my tongue and help with the crowds on my upper jaw. I am also going to get my wisdom teeth pulled (once they grow in).
This picture was taken the day after I got braces so you cannot see the space my expander made. I do not like it because every time I suck on something my lip gets stuck in between my two front teeth and it hurts to pull it out. Mom said that it will not be there forever. 😃