April 11, 2014
I’m not even gonna do an intro or some shiz….
I’ve been waiting for this day to come ever since I read Xiaxue’s post on Invisalign (a clear technology similar to braces). I don’t know why I’ve never bothered to put on braces when I was young, maybe I just didn’t care as much about my looks or didn’t think teeth would play such a big difference. As I grew older, I realized how important it is to have a nice set of teeth. There are so many factors which make me want to have nice teeth actually :
– For TJM photos so I can smile more and portray a “happier” image for the photos
– My own self-confidence sake. I don’t smile much when I first meet people, and that’s the reason why.
– For future job/interviews/collaboration or what not. A nice smile is SOOOO important.
So as I grew older, I really wanted to do something about it BUT I don’t want to put braces at this age. I’m already 23 years old, somewhat mid way into shaping my career. And I’m also a blogger who needs to attend events, fashion shows that will require meeting lots of important people and taking lots of photos. So I don’t want to be seen with braces at all.
Then why didn’t I do Invisalign earlier?
Because it’s not cheap! I’ve casually asked around and the average price out there is $10K!!! Sometimes it can even go up to $12K. It’s a lot of money compared to braces which is around $3K-$4K. I definitely won’t want nor allow my parents to pay $10K for me, but it’s crazy for me to fork out such money on my own also. So my initial plan was to do it when I’m around 28/30 years old when $10K means lesser.
God works in wonderful and unexpected ways! *Thank you for not letting me wait till I’m 28 heheh*
God really answers my prayers almost all the time. And other times he didn’t, it’s cos he has greater plans for me! Ever since Doctor Lim (my aesthetic doctor from Trinity Medical) told me he could help me ask around his dentist friends for sponsorship for me, I’ve been praying for it to succeed. But, I told Daniel that if I still don’t get it, I would be very contented and grateful that Dr Lim went out of his way to help me on this. And at most, I’ll just wait till I’m older. But I guess God knows deep down how badly I want this (:
Here’s a picture of me having my teeth checked!
And here’s my first snapshot of the “chair” I’ll be on for the next 2 years!
TOOFDOCTOR will be my official dental clinic for Invisalign from now on and I can’t wait.
For the next few sessions, I’ll be getting my teeth polished, extracting my wisdom tooth and creating the mould for my invisalign so I’ll share more about Invisalign itself and the process with you girls soon! I’ll make the posts as personal and as informative as possible so it won’t bore you girls and can help those who are interested in invisalign/braces!
This great man accompanied me to the dentist cos I was a wee bit nervous and he also took care of me for 2 days straight when I was terribly sick (: THANK YOU SUSU!
And here are just some visuals of yesterday. Nothing much hehe.
Hope you girls are enjoying the Singapore “sakura” period!
Be back soon!
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply