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Every so often I have conversations with friends where they are unhappy with how they look – they might be overweight, want bigger breasts, a smaller nose or to get some other form of cosmetic surgery. Most people would change something about themselves given the opportunity and for me, the one thing I have always wanted to change, is my teeth.
I remember going to the dentist often as a child and as the years went by I started going to the orthodontist as a teenager, first to have ‘train track’ braces and then to have a removable retainer. I spent over two years in and out of the dentist and really the experience was fine but my parents insisted that they didn’t want me to have a traumatic time and so didn’t let me have any teeth removed. Because of this I still have too many teeth in my mouth and although my teeth are a lot straighter than they were in my teens they are definitely not as straight as I would like them to be.
I have been looking into cosmetic dentistry for a while now and read about Natalie”s experience of adult braces which really inspired me to get something done to my teeth at some point – although I still think it is a few years in the future.
There are so many options for cases like mine and I have been reading up on Inman Aligner, or invisible braces which I think from a purely cosmetic point of view would be fantastic to have – I couldn’t imagine being in my thirties with train track braces!
At the moment there are other things I need to spend money on, and I know that there always will be. But once our extension and loft conversion are completed I will be seriously looking into getting my teeth fixed, the one part of me that has always knocked my confidence and I have always wanted to change.
What would you change about yourself if given the opportunity?