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Better Smile Journey

Hey! Welcome back to day 4! This post is about my journey to  a better smile!

Ola, bem-vindos ao dia 4! Neste post vou falar do meu trajecto para um sorriso melhor. 

My teeth had always been quite bad, and I was very unhappy with them. Unfortunately I was terrified of dentists and needles so never wanted to get them sorted. Until 2 years ago.

Os meus dentes sempre foram feios, e nunca estive feliz com eles. Infelizment eu tinha medo de agulhas e dentistas e nunca quis aranjar os dentes. Ate 2 anos atras! 

I wanted to have a better smile, used to look at people and see how pretty their smile was, how straight and white there where. So with the support of family and friends I went for my dentist appointment.

Eu queria ter um sorriso bonito, olhava para as pessoas e vi que lindos os dentes delas eram, tao direitinhos e brancos, Entao com o apoio da minha familia e amigos, foi a minha consulta. 

There I was told that I would need 2 years if braces and 4 teeth removed! (4 teeth?? is he kidding me??). But I decided to go ahead with it.. it was now or never!

Na consulta entao foi me dito que teria de usar aparelho durante 2 anos e remover 4 dentes. (4 dentes??? ele so podia estar a brincar??). Mas eu decidi avancar com o tratamento, era agora ou nunca! 

My first appointment was my mouth imprints (that is then kept for record, to see progress). Then x-rays to check all the other teeth are in good health(thank God mine was). Then booked the next appointment to apply the top brace! (scary or what?).

No primeiro apontamento eles tiraram as impressoes da minha boca (que serve para ver o progresso dos dentes). Depois tiraram rio-x para ver a saude dos restantes dentes(Gracas a Deus estavam todos optimos). Marcamos a proxima consulta que seria para colocar o aparelho na parte de cima. (Asusstada?? claro!). 

Had the top brace on for a good 2 months before I had to go back and get 2 teeth removed! (ouch). To be fair I actually didn’t feel a thing. (maybe because I had 6 injections?), but after the injection affect the pain was real! Jesus the worst pain I had ever felt! Not only he had removed 2 teeth but he had reapplied the top wire to tighten the teeth together! I just wanted to go back and get everything removed! (cry baby I was).

Tive o aparelho uns 2 meses antes de ter que voltar a clinica para retirar 2 dentes! (ui). Para ser sincera nao doeu assim tanto (talves porque levei 6 injecoes??), mas depois do efeito delas sair a dor foi horrivel! Meu Deus a dor mais horrivel que alguma vez senti! Nao so porque ele me tirou 2 dentes mas ele tinha colocado o arame outra vez para puxar os dentes juntos. Eu so queria voltar la e tirar TUDO! (Bebe chorona eu sei). 

Well I had to go back to the clinic every week until the top teeth started to move and become straight. Then after 6 months I had the lower one applied, but was told I didn’t need to remove the other 2 teeth as there was enough space for them to straighten. (YUPPII!!)

Tive de voltar a clinica todas as semanas ate os dentes comecarem a se mover e ficarem direitinhos. 6 meses depois o aparelho de baixo foi colocado, mas disseram-me que nao teria de retirar mais nehum dente porque tinha espaco sufficente para emdireitar os outros.(YUPPI).

The feeling I got every time I looked in the mirror and smiled, seeing my teeth look straight was amazing! Loved smiling and laughing even with the braces on! It was hard and every time I had them tightened was at least a week with non-solid food as I couldn’t chew. (But now looking back it was well worth it). July 2017 I went and got them removed, but was given retainers that I need to wear every night at bedtime for the next 2 years! (Not bad, only at night).

A alegria que eu sentia sempre que me via ao espelho e sorria, ver que os meu dentes estavam direitos era espetacular. Adorava rir e sorrir mesmo com o aparelho. Foi duro especialment sempre que tinha de apertar o aparelho era por menos uma semana sem poder comer comida dura porque nao conseguia mestigar, (Mas olhando para traz, foi por uma boa causa). Em Julho 2017 foi retirar o aparelho, mas deram-me outro aparelho para usar so a noite tudos os dias durante os proximos 2 anos! (Nao e assim tao mau, e so a noite). 

Well this is my journey for the perfect smile (I consider it perfect for me), and I’m so so happy I went ahead with it. Wanted to share this so if anyone reading has the same issue, is scared or simply doesn’t know if they should, then your not alone I was in that spot for a good 15 years (I think), just need to be strong and determined the end result will make you so proud like its made me!

Bem esta foi o meu trajecto para ter um sorriso perfeito, (eu acho-o perfeito, por menos para mim), e estou super feliz que fui ate ao fim nisto. Quero partilhar a minha historia para se ouver algume a ler e que esteje com o mesmo problema, sinta medo ou simplesment nao sabe o que fazer, entao voces nao estao sozinhos, eu tambem estive nessa situacao por menos uns 15 anos (acho eu), so precisam de forca e determinacao que os resultados finais vao deixar-vos muito orgolhosos como eu estou! 

Thank you Once again for reading this Post, hope you enjoyed it and it can help you in some way. See you on Day 5.. Ana xx

Obriagada mais uma vez por terem lido, espero que tenham gostado e que vos possa ter ajudado em qualquer maneira. Vejo-vos no Dia5. .. Ana xx

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