Hi, my name is Carly and I am 23 years old.
I wanted braces because I was self conscious about my teeth. When I look back at photos of my smile I was upset at how ugly my teeth looked. So I decided to go to a consultation about getting a brace. I was so excited to get my brace fitted and even more excited to see the results.
People kept asking me if I was scared to get a brace at my age, but braces seem to be more of a fashion statement, which made me feel confident when I got my brace. Some older people at work have also asked me about my brace which has inspired them to get treatment too.
When I got my brace, my overall care for my teeth improved. I was brushing my teeth at least four times a day and using mouth wash on a morning and night. I also stopped drinking fizzy drinks and avoided hard foods that could damage my brace.
I was told that I would have my brace on for about 12-18 months, after 13 months my brace was ready to come off. I was so surprised at how quickly my teeth had changed.
When I got my brace off I couldn’t stop smiling. My teeth feel and look amazing, I am so happy with the results. I now have to wear unnoticeable retainers which will keep my teeth straight.