It does also have its uses, my household was known to be the go-to hotline for dental advice and no less than 4 of my friends have had emergency treatment in my stepdad's chair!
I always had my teeth checked as a child by my mum, I used disclosing tablets religiously to make sure I was brushing properly and am happy to have such strong, healthy teeth now!
From 14-16 I had braces, and they did the job, I had lovely teeth and they were perfectly straight.
Unfortunately, at 16, wearing my retainer wasn't cool... so I didn't wear it...
My teeth began to drift back.
Whilst they've not drifted too much, they have moved and overlap again, and I was noticeably avoiding all toothy smiles, so I made the decision to get braces again, for my own confidence really, and thought I'd share the journey with you in case you are in the same position (I know a few of you have asked me about them!)