Crooked Smile


So last Sunday while having my weekly girl chat and wine, the conversation turned to plastic surgery. My aunt said that as women in our family age we start to get droopy jowls. To avoid this, she said that she was considering a partial face lift. I chimed in and mentioned that I was looking into veneers to push my two front teeth together.

When I said that, the table looked at me like I was crazy..they all insisted I had a nice smile, and my aunt said something very monumental. She said that my smile was nice, and asked why I wanted it to look like everyone else’s smile. Good Question. I’ve pretty much mastered how to angle my face so that my space doesn’t show, but in person, I feel it’s prominent.

I’ve actually seen many gap toothed models in magazines and several celebrities that have embraced their space, but it always seems to be a bit of a sore spot for me. I had braces growing up and once they were removed, my teeth started to space again. My braces were off by the time I graduated high school and I was instructed to wear my retainer until I was 23 years old.

Well when I went away to college, my retainer only stayed around for a couple of years. I stopped wearing it after my 21st birthday. I guess after 21 my teeth weren’t used to the idea of being pushed together and they spaced out. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not huge, but I notice I, and some days it haunts me.

Sunday was one of those days.

So today, I’ve been pulling inspiration all around me to feel confident about my teeth, no matter what. Sometimes it helps to see confidence in others. How do you all feel about having a perfect smile? Did anyone else wear braces?


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