Why I Never Smiled: A Photodiary of An Ugly Duckling
I know its not a Thursday for a throwback post but because my braces (on my upper teeth) were just removed yesterday, I felt a little sentimental and decided to take a look back on how I look years ago. During the time when I could not fathom to smile cause my teeth were crooked, and why for many years, I've worn this "papaya smile."
These photos date way back in 2006-2008, a time where I only smile on photos when there's flash. Flash tends to bend the light and somehow conceal my sungki. My family cannot afford then to pay for my braces before so when I started working, getting braces became a priority.
Papaya Smile -- Pre-Braces era.
Papaya Smile -- Braces era
My braces gave my mouth that awkward look when closed. So most of the time I have that pouty, protruding smile because I had to cover my huge teeth and the braces that comes with it. My dentist wanted me to show my step by step "progress" so here, for the first time in my blogging life, I shall show them to you. Haha
I decided to make braces as a gift to myself on my 23rd birthday -- it was also the time when my skin was reacting and pimples were coming out of my face. For me it was the year that I was the ugliest. (Good thing Paolo never left me!)
This is what you call a #throwback. Haha!
I'm really glad that I can now smile completely and fully. I have been very insecure with my teeth (for 26 years!) and now I'm glad that a part of that insecurity was gone. I'll be forever grateful to our family friend, Dra Cora Abing for fixing my teeth (even though I'm so stubborn to have it adjusted!) and making me look beautiful. Every penny spent was worth it :)
Hope you liked this post!
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