Oh my god, my braces are finally off! Well actually, they were off since Wednesday but I forgot to blog about it HAHAHA.
Anyways, I'm super happy with my smile now! I feel more confident and carefree and asdfghjkl it just feels amazing to have straight teeth.
Time for some disgusting photos! (I warned you...)
1. Before Braces
|Ugh this is so gross wtf. And this is my own teeth...|
Before February this year, I didn't have braces - and boy were my teeth bad. Just look how crooked they were argh. Not to mention, look how disgustingly dirty they were. 0/10 for oral hygiene, Michelle. *Tut tut* I was the epitome of poor oral hygiene back then. Brushing for less than a minute. Not flossing for god knows how long. You get the picture, I was bad to my teeth.
2. Start of Braces
But then when I got braces, things started to look up! I was on my way to straighter teeth and realised I needed to brush better after getting a filling. I began to use my electric toothbrush properly and started to use whitening toothpaste! I tried about every single whitening toothpaste in the supermarket before I found my HG. ♥ Never swapping back ever again!
3. End of Braces
|Look how even the brackets are!|
Then a few months ago, I got elastics to attach to my braces! By the time I got back from China, I wasn't using my electric toothbrush anymore and my teeth weren't as clean as before. Manual toothbrushes just don't cut it when it comes to braces I guess. Not to mention, my mum stopped buying me my wonderful toothpaste cause I kept polishing off the tube within a few weeks!
You know how they always recommend using a pea-sized dot of toothpaste? Michelle Tan is super generous when it comes to toothpaste and uses a huge swipe of toothpaste to cover the entire toothbrush head. So yeah, the toothpaste only lasted me 2-3 weeks which for $7 is pretty damn expensive.
4. No Braces!
|Super happy! ♥ No more braces! ♥|
And now! I don't have braces anymore (woo!) but I have to wear this awful retainer. It's like Invisalign or a clear mouth guard and I have to wear it 24/7 except for when I eat and of course, brush my teeth. (By the way, I'm not wearing it in the photo.) I honestly hate this thing so much cause it's just so freaking troublesome. I can't talk easily with it in and when I do, I sound really stupid and super lispy. Well more than usual. Oh well, hopefully I'll get used to it... I'm already getting better at popping it off when I snack on chocolate HAHAHA.
Oh and now my oral hygiene routine is super long and complicated wtf. I might blog about it later on cause... I can.
Look at that transformation! My teeth looked absolutely awful before braces asdfghjkl. The front of my bottom teeth had little gaps between each tooth and they looked like a miniature rainbow cause they were so crooked wtf. Not to mention, everything was just wonky in general HAHAHA. My buck teeth stuck out on a 45° angle while one of my side teeth were facing the wrong way, my mouth was crowded because I had inherited my mum's big teeth... and I had horrible oral hygiene.
But now, less than a year later (297 days to be exact), I have nice, straight teeth and even though my top teeth still sticks out a little, I'm really happy with everything! It's amazing what dentists can do with crooked teeth! I'm really glad that my parents decided to get us (my brothers and I) braces cause it really does make a huge difference - not only looks wise but confidence wise! I'm also really glad that I got them this year cause all my friends had them too HAHAHA. ♥ It's fab when a lot of people have braces at the same time as you cause you don't feel like you're the odd one out. #bracefaceclub #traintrackstogether
Now my little brother is the only one who has braces on and I'm kind of excited to see what his teeth will look like! His teeth are really horrible at the moment but if they can fix mine, they can fix his!
And before I go, I am proud to say that I now brush twice daily, floss at night and use mouth wash every time HAHAHA.
Lots of Love,