Straightening out

I’ve hit my thirties and have decided to make a life change. No, I am not going through a crisis, I’m just looking to improve my life a bit. One thing I have been insecure about my whole life, particularly during my twenties, is my teeth. They’re not straight at all. I actually don’t think that I have one straight tooth. If a tooth isn’t crooked then it’s too high, too low, or too close to another. My smile just looks so busy. I wish I had braces as a kid but apparently, I was too scared to get orthodontics. Bayside is full of girls with gorgeous smiles and it’s because they all had braces as teenagers and got it over and done with at an early age. I am so sick of being that person in photos who always has their mouth closed, or covers their mouth when speaking to a new person. Then there’s the initial shock I witness people having to deal with when they see my teeth. I swear some people don’t even try to hide the fact that they’re shocked and repulsed by my teeth. 

The thirties are a new period of life and I’ve noticed some people let their thirties bring them down. I don’t want to let that happen to me, so I’m going to do something about it. I’ve been researching the cost of Invisalign at a Cheltenham dentist, but in all honesty, my mind is made up. I don’t care how much it’s going to cost me, I’m going to get them done. This change might be uncomfortable for a few months to a year but I’m looking forward to switching from a lifestyle of embarrassment and hiding my smile to a lifestyle of grinning confidence. I’ve told my mum about my decision and she is super happy for me. She has also said that she would like to help pay for my Invisalign as I didn’t have braces for her to pay for when I was younger.