I have never really paid much attention to my appearance other that my clothing during my entire career. I just didn’t think much about it until over time, my teeth were starting to get even more crooked. I knew they were crooked before but it wasn’t this bad. Every morning during my daily routine before going to work I would just stand there staring at my teeth at the mirror. I kept thinking what I could do to remedy this. I know that getting braces would be practical but I just felt uncomfortable of the idea of a grown man like me having braces on.
During work, my coworkers would tell me to just get braces and get the problem solved before it would get worse. I kept thinking and tried to look for any other ways in which I could straighten out my teeth quickly. I really didn’t want to have something stuck inside my mouth for months or years but that was the price to pay if you wanted to have straight teeth. Now I was really considering getting some braces. I tried talking it out with my friends and family and they didn’t seem to mind me getting braces. I, then, thought to myself about the social stigma that seems to revolve around braces and maybe it was getting the best of me.
So,I went to an orthodontist one day and talked about getting some braces to help my crooked teeth. There were all these terms flying from his mouth and I just can’t seem to get a proper grasp on it. But, what sparked my interest was when he said that there was an alternative I could go for. This alternative he mentioned of was called invisalign and apparently these were just like braces only that they were clear, and you could remove them as well. The catch with Invisalign is that it is more expensive than traditional braces, but the fact that it was clear and removable really caught my attention.
For days, I thought it over between Invisalign and traditional braces. I was trying to weigh in on how each would affect my daily living and my career at work. I remember before when my middle school friends talked funny the first time they got braces because they weren’t really used to it yet. I decided that it would probably be better to get the Invisalign braces since I could remove them if ever they affected my speech and I needed to do a presentation in front of some people.
When I got my invisalign braces, I was pretty happy. I wore them as often as I could so that my teeth could be straightened out as soon as possible. Taking care of it became part of my daily routine and over time I did start to notice some results on my teeth. As a matter of fact, my coworkers were surprised to see my teeth straightening out when they didn’t even see me wearing any braces.