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Will I always regret refusing braces as a Teen?

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Way back when I was 14 it was recommended I have a brace fitted on my top teeth to bring down my left canine. As you can see it is quite obviously higher than all of my other teeth because it grew through while my baby tooth was still firmly in place.

I steadfastly refused as I didn't want to wear a bulky brace and be made fun of, all for one tooth! I can live with that I told myself!

However the older I've got the more it bothers me, I'm quite conscious of it when I smile and subconsciously find my head slightly turned to the left in most pictures.

Needless to say I wish I had agreed to have them back then and got it out of the way when I was younger easy to say now I'm not a a Teenager in secondary school!

As we are thinking of heading to London for my Birthday later in the year, I thought I would do some research on alternatives.

While I am still not keen on the idea of a brace, I am open to other cosmetic dentistry options. I have been more and more conscious of it lately so while browsing what is available I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Harley Street Smile Clinic.

It was only then that I realized options like gum sculpting and porcelain veneers could both work better than braces. I am particularly keen to find out more about porcelain veneers because it is described as a quick dental procedure to help you get straight teeth (without having to wear braces) I would also be interested to hear about gum sculpting as I have a particularly gummy smile too!

With you only having to attend what is described as two pain free approximately 90 minute long appointments, I am hoping to finally have a dazzling smile to be proud of!

After all what better gift could I have than a bit more confidence and a nice straight smile!?