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Embracing My Journey to a Beautiful Smile: My Clear Aligner Experience
Hey there, fellow readers! Today, I want to share a personal story that has been a long time coming. It’s about my decision to finally take charge of my dental health and embark on a journey to straighten my teeth using clear aligners. Trust me, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions, but I’m excited to share my experiences and newfound confidence with you all.
The Embarrassment Behind My Smile:
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt a pang of embarrassment whenever I smiled in photos. It’s not that I lacked joy or happiness, but rather, my crooked teeth made me self-conscious. I found myself avoiding close-up shots or even covering my mouth when laughing. It was time to put an end to this insecurity and embrace a change that would not only enhance my appearance but also improve my oral health.
The Clear Aligner Solution:
After conducting thorough research and seeking advice from my dentist, I decided that clear aligners were the way to go. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners offered a discreet and convenient alternative to straighten my teeth. Plus, they promised minimal impact on my daily life, allowing me to maintain my regular routines without feeling like a metal-mouthed teenager.
The Journey Begins:
Once deciding that clear aligners were the way to go, I looked into a few options and found that my insurance (Medicaid) only covers metal braces. So I checked out a few different companies online and ultimately chose “Byte”. After signing up for an impressions kit, they sent it pretty quickly. I did two top and two bottom impressions and sealed it up to send back. Did I mention that Byte has an advisor set up a pickup from the post office FOR you? Also the postage is already paid, wow! I took pictures of my entire mouth, from all sides, and uploaded them online to my Byte profile. After waiting a few days my treatment plan was sent to me, I paid using Care Credit, and after approving my alignment plan, I am waiting for them to be made and arrive.
Anxious To Start:
After seeing my plan, in 3D, I have to admit that I’m really excited and nervous. I’ll post my before and planned after model below. I’ll keep you updated on the treatment! Thanks for reading!
And here’s what we’re hoping for AFTER: