I’m going to put it out there guys – I’ve always never been a massive fan of my teeth. Especially the big two at the top. It’s caused me such a confidence issue ever since I can remember. Being called chipmunk and being referred to having rat teeth in school didn’t really help matters either. Weirdly enough though, when I left school, it never used to hardly bother me as I thought that there wasn’t much I could do about it. However, as I recorded a few IGTV videos last year, I noticed that, on camera, my two big teeth stood out – and not in a good way. With that, it started to make me feel more self conscious and I decided to take action in 2021 and get them sorted.
I knew that having them straightened wasn’t the answer. It was the length that was the problem and I knew straightening wasn’t going to fix that. Then it hit me – there’s has to be a procedure where I can just have the teeth reshaped and filed down. So I did some research and I finally found a dentist in Cardiff that does that exact procedure, teeth contouring. Teeth contouring is pretty much a posher name for teeth reshaping where some of the enamel is removed to alter your tooth/teeth shape.
After reading the reviews, I contacted the dentist and arranged a consultation appointment so I could talk about what I wanted and ask any questions about the procedure. The dentist was really nice, made me feel at ease and was happy to answer all the questions I had – and believe me, I had a few questions! She checked my teeth also to make sure they were healthy enough for me to have the procedure done and if I have had any problems in recent months. After leaving the consultation appointment, I made another appointment for a month’s time to have the procedure done, which was so exciting.
So, fast forward to a month later, the appointment day arrives. I won’t lie, I was slightly anxious as this was a huge thing for me. As it’s the two big teeth, there’s nowhere to hide if something (heaven forbid) went tits up! Enamel unfortunately doesn’t grow back, not like finger nails or hair. But more than anything, I felt excited to finally get something done about it!
I hop into the dentist’s chair and she grabs a black Sharpie (at this point, I’m thinking WTF) and she draws on the front teeth I’m having reshaped so I could see what the results will be once she has filed them down. After agreeing that I’m more than happy with what it’ll look like afterwards, the dentist puts the chair back, puts those glasses on me and starts filing. Is it painful? Not at all. It kind of feels like somebody is carving at your teeth and that’s it. It’s not uncomfortable or painful in any way, which is a bonus!
After about 10-15 minutes of filing, the dentist hands me the mirror to show me the finished results and I’m almost in tears (happy ones). The end result is perfect and I couldn’t have asked for better! I think my dentist must think I’m an emotional wreck as I’m welling up as she’s showing me what she’s done!
I skip out of the dentist (well, not literally, there were people around) and I hop into my car and literally pull the flap thing (I can’t honestly think what it’s actually called) down and admire the work that my dentist has just performed on my teeth. The result is amazing and my confidence levels have rocketed in the space of 20 minutes.
In terms of how much the teeth contouring procedure cost, I will not be telling. Purely because I don’t see why I should and every dentist will charge different. Some may charge more than what I paid, some may charge less. All I will say is that its money definitely well spent!
Since having the procedure done, I have not stopped smiling! I’m so happy with the results, it’s just a shame that I have to wear bloody masks all the time now! If you think teeth contouring is the right procedure for you, remember to always do your research, find the right dentist and make sure you can afford it.