Last week, when I went in for a cleaning, my dentist casually asked me if I had ever considered doing something about the gap in my teeth. Honestly, I had only given it a passing thought. I figured it would require braces or invisalign and a couple of years of waiting. More importantly, I figured it would require mad amounts of dough and that’s something I just don’t have.
My dentist told me he could bond the teeth and it would be just like a filling. He said my insurance would cover it and I would just have to pay my normal portion.
To be perfectly honest, the gap in my teeth has never really bothered me. It’s certainly not on a Strahan level. Most people, like my mom, never even notice it. I think it isn’t that noticeable in person, but in pictures it stands out. Since I’m all about the upgrade for 2011, I told him I might be interested depending on the cost. Before I left, I stopped at the front desk and the lady pulled out her calculator and started putting in a bunch of numbers. I was scared what the final number would be but was pleasantly surprised at my portion. I have fantastic dental insurance. I was sold and made an appointment to return to have the gap filled.
Yesterday, I showed up at 8am for my appointment and I walked out 45 minutes later with no gap between my two front teeth. Amazing! It was so easy, it didn’t even require numbing. The bonus was that my final portion was a fraction of what she originally quoted me.
I wish I had looked into this years ago. I love the new look, even though it is a minor change. I think it will give me more confidence when I smile (which I actually hate to do).
Now I just need to save up my duckets so I can afford to get injections on my non-existent top lip.