Monday, February 6, 2012

Teeth Gone Wired #02

If the mirror could complain, it'll be shouting hysterically and crash to the floor on its own accord. It'll be wondering why life has to be so torturous, that everyday... maybe tens of times per day, it has to stare into the mouth of this person and reflect a good look of the horrendous wired teeth.

I have develop a habit of flashing a wide smile every time I pass by a mirror. ahaha. I had actually noticed a slight change of my front tooth. The change is almost invisible that I suppose its barely noticeable to anyone else even if you see me everyday and know me so well. However it is exciting, that I can't help but to constantly check on it. ahaha

Should any of you reading this have just gotten your braces, be patient for a moment like this... as much as we always find it difficult to deal with changes, seeing your teeth move is the most exciting change of all.

This shouldn't be long.

My post today would only talk about the cost. I've been wanting to get my teeth fixed since I was a lot younger... I remember how I want it so much when I was a year or two in university. But I was in Australia. A normal dental treatment can be very costly, let alone the orthodontic ones. For a sponsored student like me, I had to break the bank to afford an orthodontic treatment. ahaha

So getting my teeth fixed has been at the top of my wishlist since forever. Now that I'm back for good, it's finally the time to go for it.

Here in Penang, there ain't that many orthodontist, especially in Seberang Perai. So the clinic that I went to is located in Taman Pauh, Butterworth. It's called for the namesake, Braces Clinic.

They provide two alternatives for the treatment, both are however traditional type of braces. 

1. Metal Braces, total cost; RM3500, down payment: RM1000, RM150 for every follow up treatment. The balance is pretty much distributed across a year and half to two years period of treatment.

Traditional Metal Braces

2. Clear Braces, total cost; RM5000, down payment RM2000. RM250 for every follow up treatment... and this is the one that I chose for a reason that I'm allergic to nickel, thus having those brackets in my mouth would I'm afraid cause my mouth to sore very badly. 

Traditional Clear Braces

So if you are getting braces, here in Malaysia... that is pretty much the amount of money you need. If you wish to know more about the differences of this two types of braces, there are heaps of websites to have a look at. Just google up, I can't quite suggest which one is best, most of them say pretty much the same thing.

So till then. It's a good cause to start saving. As for me, I consider it a good investment for it doesn't just fix your smile, it also fixes your self confidence. *insertawidesmile*


nn said...

masa mula-mula pakai braces dulu pun kerja nak tengok gigi dekat cermin 24 jam. after a month baru perasan gigi bergerak tapi bahagian bawah. atas lambat sikit.

Kiambang said...

in my case bhgn atas lagi cepat.
hey, thanks for reading. :)