I did braces way back when am 17 years old and my dentist told me that once the braces are off I just need to wear my retainer 24 hours (except when eating and brushing) for 6 months and am all good. My teeth will be very stable and I just need the retainer at night to maintain. I did whatever i was told till my retainer decided to break one fine day. I dunno why but i was just too lazy to get another set and the fact that my dentist had migrated to Australia just make things worse. So I was off retainer for almost a year until i realised my teeth actually shifted. Damn pissed off so no choice i went to this dental clinic recommended by a tai tai and that freaking retainer cost me $500 excluding GST! FML. And I'm just wearing the retainer to maintain my already shifted teeth. :( I did ask the dentist then if it's possible to use retainer to shift back my teeth but she said IMPOSSIBLE! But now theres INVISALIGN! Nothing is impossible. BITCH!!!
Anyway all these while I have a tooth missing from my top set so when i did my braces, my dentist did ask if I want to have a tooth implant so I will have a perfect set of teeth but I declined the offer because 1 tooth will cost me 4k and I was just 17 then. Where to get the $$$?! So he said if I am not doing an implant, he will have to extract 1 tooth from my bottom set to make it balance and so I said go ahead. NOW i seriously regret it!!! I'll tell you why...
I am not happy with my teeth because I KNOW I have a missing tooth although noone can tell but I can. Ok I'll post a pic of Tom Cruise so you can understand better. It's the same problem am facing.
It's offside. Now you know what I'm talking about. Sigh...
So I went to this dental clinic 2 weeks ago to ask about INVISALIGN but according to the dentist INVISALIGN will not be able to fix my problem because It's only meant for slight alteration of teeth but for my case I need to have 2 teeth implants, top and bottom and in order to do that they need to create space and only braces can do that. And I think back if I did not do my braces then at least now I'll need only 1 implant. It's so expensive you know that. I can't believe a tooth implant can cost up to 6k excluding GST!!! OMG!!! And they are using the new braces called DAMON BRACES, apparently better then the traditional one and it cost 8 - 8.5k!!! And and and if your teeth are not strong enough meaning lack of bone or something they'll need to do a grafting so that your gum will be able to endure the implant n this procedure cost 2.5 - 3k!!! I can't believe this!!! 20k plus for teeth!!! I am lost! hahahahaha. I really want to fix that missing tooth, it's the reason why i even consider INVISALIGN so if am just gonna straighten my teeth and still leave my Tom Cruise teeth as it is, I totally don't see a point!
HELP!!! Anyway this is a picture of my current situation. Haha.
Me and my missing tooth, we have an issue!!!
I am sad, moody and poor!!! :(
xx (no oo today, don't feel like kissing)