Before BC, I had been through extensive orthodontic work to correct my front teeth. Luckily, the work was done on the NHS because it was functional rather than cosmetic.
When I was younger, I had an accident which pushed one of my front teeth back. The dentist wouldn't do anything about it and over the years, especially after having children, they became quite bad to the point that I couldn't eat properly.
Over 3 years I had tram line braces and they were taken off at the start of this year just before I found my lump. I was given retainers to wear and I don't mind them at all but since being on chemo I haven't really been able to wear them because of the sore gums etc.
My mouth has become much better since changing chemo so I started to wear my retainers again. However, the ulcers have come back and my gums are much sorer than ever before.
Ah well, trip to the dentist tomorrow then maybe in the new year I can have my veneers done and wear a brand new smile :0)