My Gap

Today I went to the dentist to fix my broken tooth.  This is the same broken tooth that broke during my ninth month of pregnancy.  So yeah, 19 months later and I am finally getting it fixed!!!  My last dentist experience was AWFUL so I was completely nervous going in, but as soon as the dentist walked in the room, I was at peace. He is such a nice guy!  He was confident that they could fix my broken tooth (along with some cavities).  Ew. He pointed out that I still had all my teeth.  My wisdom teeth hadn't been pulled. This led to the fact that my teeth on the bottom could become crowded and that if they did, he could give me Invisilign (or something like that) to fix the teeth on the bottom.  He then went on to say that he could also fix the gap I have.  The GAP!  I feel like my gap is a bit of a Jen Powell trademark.  Would I still be Jen without it?  Would people recognize me?  Would I be betraying myself?  Every single one of my friends has discouraged me from EVER filling that gap.  I think only one person in my whole life has ever made a rude remark about it.  I got teased about a lot, but the gap was never tease worthy.

So with all that to say, I am SORT of pondering the idea of one day closing the gap.  Will I regret it?  Is it worth it?  I am going to ask the dentist more about it on Friday when I have my broken tooth prepped.  I have a feeling that I won't do it, but you never know.  It sort of grosses me out to think of me without the gap.  Besides, Maisie has a gap too.  And at the rate we are going at, it looks like that may be the ONLY thing she gets from me!  To close gap, or not to close gap.  That is the question.  


  1. Mom on June 19, 2008 at 6:01 am

    ooooh. Don’t close the gap! It’s been an endearing part of you ever since those little teeth came in! That’s my vote!!! (not that you always listen to your mom 🙂 Your gap is just part of who you are. What happens if you’re in Europe and then the fake stuff they have to fill the gap with falls out and you realize that the dentist has had to file your teeth all pointy to ‘fill’ the gap. Think of that…just think of that!!!!

  2. Bandna on June 19, 2008 at 7:36 am

    haha your Mom! your funny Christine…this is a hard one Im not gonna lie I think it u more then you know…like when a certain friend of mine got a nose job I was so weirded out after because it altered her face it didnt look like her anymore. but you get used to it and then u start to forget what the old looked like. Anyway I freakin love you gap or not but I do love the gap! Love your brown bf!

  3. Jen Powell on June 19, 2008 at 10:01 am

    So just to clarify mom, I think the invisilign is basically like braces. No pointy teeth involved! Ew! I would NEVER do that!

    Thanks for the input girls!

  4. Amy Ginther on June 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Oh, Jen…first of all, I have to say that I am glad my dad (that’s right, the wonderful dentist she saw is my Pops!) made you feel at ease. But I am sort of irritated with him for even suggesting that the gap be closed! If he got to know you a little better, he would understand that the gap IS Jen Powell. 🙂 This is coming from a fellow “gapper” who went for the closing of the space in Jr. High. It was all part of the straightening process, and sometimes I wish I could have straightened but left the gap! All I have to contribute is this… I will love you no matter what! When I think of you, one of the first things that comes to mind is your smile! You smile with your whole face, and your gap is at the center of it all. 🙂 I’m behind you either way, you will still look like you…I’m confident of that!!!

  5. Katie Fretland on June 19, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    HAHAHAHA! Why are you such a funny writer?!? I was reading your “GAP” ending giggling on my brown recliner…Oh, Jen!

    Okay- I totally understand the quandary. My mom & dad always loved my “bunny teeth” and were too poor get me braces, so I always swore to get them when I turned 18. ( Oh, just another thing to rebel against.) Then,when I was 18, Cory freaked out when I made an appointment and said he didn’t want to date “denture teeth girl” and said my 2 front teeth made my mouth more beautiful & unique. I still question this at times but have come to the conclusion that I too, have come to appreciate the difference. That doesn’t mean that braces wouldn’t make me more beautiful to some, however, it is Cory who kisses me and sees me smile everyday.
    I have a feeling Justin supports either decision, and I agree. It is not just the gap that makes you annoyingly pretty…it’s your stomach! (haha, oh, yeah, I mean, your inner beauty…)
    I would also like to pose one more question: WWMD. (What would Madonna do?)

  6. Jen Powell on June 20, 2008 at 12:48 am

    haha back!!! Katie! WWMD?!?!? That is freakin’ awesome!

    Thanks for the thoughts girls!!!

  7. Jocelyn on June 20, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I LOVE your blog topics!! That’s awesome! I agree with the others~ you do whatever makes you happy. My mom totally has a gap too and it would be weird to see her without it because it’s part of her. . . but the gap doesn’t make who who guys are. Do whatever floats your fanny and makes Justin happy too. You are TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!! Love you girl.

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