Dental work and orthodontic work are so expensive in New Zealand. When I was in high school, a large number of my friends had braces and although we talked about cost, it’s your parents paying for it so your main concern is how braces look.
I was always a muso (music lover/band geek) in high school, and with the type of instrument that I played, braces were out of the question.
I am now twenty-something, having completed university, and in a full-time job. I decided it was time to take a good, long look at my life and what kind of things I wanted to accomplish in order to make me happy.
Straightening my teeth was one of those things, and it’s not that I am self-conscious or unhappy with my smile at the moment! After reading some other overseas blogs, other people’s reasoning for teeth straightening is always to do with they would cover up their mouth when smiling because they didn’t like showing off their crooked smile.
Although my smile is crooked, the main reason for wanting this work done is because I feel like my overall bills in the future for dentistry work will be astronomical if I don’t be proactive, and fix the overcrowding, and remove problem teeth.
After coming to the conclusion that I wanted, and needed braces, it was just a matter of finding the right provider, and dentist/orthodontist.