Okay... that's not completely fair... the Invisalign "revision" I've been on for the last six months, and the initial set of aligners I used the 9 months before that DID do some good stuff... moved most things into the right places... but there's this one tooth... that needs to ROTATE, rather than shimmy left or right. THAT tooth didn't do shit. Nothing. Nada. (etc., etc).
So, I contemplated the idea of getting braces and just being done with it... but decided that it'd have to wait until next calendar year because I missed my FSA window and didn't plan for paying for braces... and I explain this to the orthodontist... but that I'm willing to do braces if that's what it takes.. I just can't pay for it now.
...so the financing lady comes over and invites me to her office...
Lady: "So I hear we're going to switch you to braces..."
Me: "Yeah... but ONLY if it's not too much, because otherwise we might need to switch it to next year."
Lady: "Well... Merry Christmas... Dr. Lam is going to give you braces for free. Congratulations"
Me: "[insert squeals of happiness here]"
So... yeah... I've got braces for 3 months. It's like being in junior high again.
...only this time I'm cool enough to not care about whether or not they make me cool. :)