My Not-So-Pearly Whites

Due to the fact that I hardly ever post pictures of me with a big, toothy, smile on my face, ya'll probably have no idea that I have ugly teeth. I try my best to keep 'em hidden.
See? No teeth...ever. I'm also considering rocking that lipstick on a daily basis...looove.

All my life, I've been self-concious about my smile. It has been explained to me by dentists that the reason my teeth are the way they are is because of when I was baby. Your teeth begin forming from the time that you are a baby (even your adult teeth) and when you have high fevers or problems in your baby-hood (is babyhood a thing? It should be) your teeth can form softer than they are supposed to. This causes them to be suseptible to everything that could make them less than perfect.

I have these ridiculously sensative teeth that are yellow and stained. They have basically zero enamle and they hurt all day every day. I can't bite a popsicle, suck on a piece of ice, eat anything sweet with my back teeth or really, go an entire day without a tooth ache.

You're probably wondering why on earth I decided to make a blog post about how I have ugly teeth. Well, it's because I'm getting new ones!

Yes, it's true, I'm getting ten beautiful, white new teeth and it makes me so happy that I could cry.

I can't start the work for them until after I get home from Basic and AIT, but I am still so excited.  I have been told by plenty of people, "I don't even notice it" or they ask "Why do you care so much about it?" Well, I just care...It really sucks to be afraid to laugh because a smile will spread across my face, or not smiling in a picture because I don't want anyone to see that I have an overbite or that I never had braces (would have destroyed my teeth even more)

Now, I'm finally going to get the change to smile and be okay with it. It's going to cost me, but it's also going to be worth it. I'm sure of it.

I plan on doing it a little bit at a time. That way, it won't dent my wallet all at once and it might not be as painful.  Maybe if I get lucky, I'll be able to start before I leave....I guess we'll see.
So this picture will be among the last with those teeth. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the chins...

I'm Katie. I'm a 20-something Soldier & student taking each day one step at a time. Living through all the growing pains that come with becoming that person that I always wanted to be & finding that bright side in all of this Camo-Colored Chaos. You can get to know more about me here.

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Jen said...

That is really exciting!!! :-)

____j said...

First of all, stunning! That red lipstick looks awesome on you. Second, I've had a lot of work done on my teeth over the years, and it is definitely a confidence boost. Since you are guard now, you should be able to sign up for MetLife [tricare dental] if you haven't already. That has saved us so much money on dental.

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