My orthodontist thinks I should wait, because I still have baby teeth in the back that she wants to pull. Please don't ask me why do I still have baby teeth? nobody knows. I'm feeling a bit self-conscious, and just I want my wedding photos to look perfect!
My teeth haven't been the greatest for most of my life. TBH, they've been a constant source of shame and embarrassment for me. I was neglected as a teen and neglected myself, so I had a lot of plaque buildup, decay and red, inflamed gums in my mouth. I just recently visited my new dentist who has high hopes for me and assured me my case was not the worst he's seen. I now have 8 teeth covered in temporary crowns while we wait for my gums to be healthy and pink again. Once they are, I get my permanent crowns and possible a gum tissue graft, depending on where my gums finally settle at. I did all this because I'm tired of being ashamed to smile. Getting picture ready for the wedding was just the final kindling on the fire lit under my ass. Lol!
@ZeldaBride congratulations. Your story is similar to mine, I grow up poor, and didn't receive proper care. Luckily my vegetarian lifestyle as a teen kept my teeth healthy. My fiance doesn't really understand my struggle because he didn't grow up like I did (poor). My jaw was broken and collarbone was broken at age 6 from a drunk driving accident. I'm just now correcting the damage smh
I had braces for three years and about a year after I got them off, a gap formed and I'm so self conscious of it. I have been considering doing something about it for the wedding. I might go and have the gap filled, I don't know. That's just another cost I don't want but I want my teeth to look good in photos
The boys will be 2 years in August and we decided I would breatfeed until then. I know once I'm done, the girls will be in need of some work. I've already had a consultation with Dr. Terry Dubrow (Botched!) I have a follow-up appointment in July and we will make a decision whether I will have an augmentation or just a lift.
That is awesome I love him!! I know what you mean. I lost everything after i breastfed my two boys. It's just so much at this point with wedding costs. Can I ask you how much they quoted you if you don't mind me asking??
@Steffane I was considering a lift as well. I've been to 2 consultations already! I keep finding things to fix, ugh. Ladies will this ever end? Once I got engaged I got nutty, it's only been a month lol
My FH has been working on his teeth for the better part of his life. We aren't sure if he'll be able to get all the bridge & veneer work done before the wedding, but he got his braces off before Thanksgiving and was able to get retainers with fake teeth placed where the gaps still are. He's started smiling with his mouth open in photos and I couldn't be happier because I know how much he didn't like the way his teeth looked.
Glam0rous, If I remember correctly, he quoted $4,000 - $5,000 for a breast lift and $7,500 - $10,000 for the augmentation. I've been saving for the past 5 months. I'm hoping he can fit me in late August or September.