Okay, so i officially started my invasalign journey.
I say OFFICIALLY because today i finally went to my 1st appointment to take measurements, pictures and make molds of my teeth for the comprehensive study.
I wasn't worried abt it one bit, in fact i hardly think about it the whole day because it is gonna be a piece of cake.
Now i can conclude that no dental appoinment, however non-invasive, will ever be a pleasant one.
I've been livinv with my disastrous set of crooked teeth like forever and i have never feel the urge to do anything abt it.
But the husband is right, it's not the aesthetic part but more on the health issues that will develop in later years with teeth as crooked as mine. Although to tell the truth, the aesthetic part, i.e., the idea of having a straight set of teeth, is more appealing to me la.
The process started out okay. The picture taking involves using some plastic extender thingy
to really open up the mouth. It was not fun, but it was not hurting me or anything.
Then it was the xray part which is peanuts. Finally, we have to make a mold of my teeth and god lord was it painful. So he has this tray that he fills with some molding materials before laying them on my teeth. The stupid tray digged into my cheek and this intense pain spreads from my right cheek to the jaw and temple. It was the most excruciating 5 minutes, i swear.
It is funny the thoughts that ran through my head while i was laying there in pain, of all the random stuffs, i remember thinking
💣'arghh, this is worse than giving birth'
💣'I should count the number of bricks on the brick wall to calm myself'
💣'this counting thing is a bs'
💣'i am gonna get choked by my own saliva'
💣'please let this mold be good because i cannot do this a second time
And then of course one of them have to come out bad and we have to redo it 😣😣😣 just my luck
The dentist said i have the worst luck when it comes to teeth because it seems like none of them is growing right. Worst of all, i didn't just have 1 but 4 teeth, including 2 wisdom teeth, buried in the gum. Now that they were all taken out and i have made the decision to do something about my remaining teeth, the future is looking up up, in terms of dental problems la.
He keeps assuring that i am doing the right thing because a smile is a priceless factor when it comes to 1st impression.
In my head i was all like 'yeeeahh, i am married so i am not looking to impress anyone' BUT THEN i stopped myself right there and then because i realize i am not doing this to impress anyone, i am doing because i wanna feel better abt myself. I never used to be bothered by the condition of my teeth, but now i do think that having healthier pearly whites, as shallow as it may sounds, is really gonna gimme a confidence boost look wise.
And then comes the payment part. I know what i was getting into and i know the amount of money i am looking at. But that doesn't stop the heart pain when i saw my card being swiped. 🤣 i don't remember feeling this way buying other material stuffs. 😂😂😂