I finally got my braces off and so far the work I’ve paid for and have put into my teeth total for about 7k, But friends it just doesn’t stop there.
Sadly, it doesn’t. 😦
I still have to fork out 9k this coming year, for a bone transplant surgery, then an implant surgery and finally the crowns to atop those implants. (along regular cleanings and possibly getting my teeth whitened).
I have planned to get 2 dental implants now – with the possibility of getting 4 additional ones in the future. I’m missing my canine, and my lateral incisor which is what I’m fixing this year. presently it is built into my retainer so no one can tell. and as for the 4 other implants im considering getting one day- those are Bottom jaw: both sides ” first molar” and right side ” second molar” and for my Top Jaw: I need on my right side my “first molar” replaced its presently there but is in bad bad shape. Of course these 4 other implants are not necessary – I’ve been doing fine since grade 7 not having them haha. but it’s a preference of mine to have maybe. And the two that I’m getting now are a priority.
But so far my smile looks good. And some of you might think it is insane that I would pay so much for all this but for me it’s confidence, and better hygiene (in regards to eating). I remember in grade 3 when my “big teeth” came down and I knew it was in the wrong spot that I wanted braces right away but my parents could never afford to get me them or let alone a cleaning or even a cavity filling (that’s why I’m missing so many molars on my bottom jaw they rotted to the point I had to pull them out when I got my first job and some money. I’m talking pain– for years, all my high school years I would be in pain day in and day out)
Here is some proof of my new smile 🙂 (Yes this is from SnapChat)
I feel like getting braces was the best choices of my life.
I still have them it’s been about 4 months and honestly my teeth in just 4 months have changed so much and it’s the best.
I have no complaints – except whenever I get them tighten it hurts. That’s about it. And how incredibly hard it is to get a profile picture without them showing.
The results are amazing, a smile, something everyone sees no matter what.
I can’t wait until all of the work is done, so I can finally smile 🙂
I know that I’m kinda old to get them but I bought them myself and worked my ass off like no other for them, and I know that my parents think that it was the most stupid choice I ever made. But I really don’t care. For me my teeth are essential, essential for my job in the future,my image and my confidence.
By the time I’m done I would have paid 20,000$ for them( including implants I need a couple 😦 ) unless I get a job that includes dental.
But regardless of the price, I still think it was the best decision I ever made. EVER.
Did you ever have braces ? If so, did you buy them yourself ?