Smile and laughter are such important things, it either means something great happened or that someone is very happy, even a forced smile can generate a positive feeling. No matter how grumpy you are, whenever you make yourself raise the corners of your mouth, somehow your brain can’t produce negative thoughts anymore. Have you ever tried that? It’s safe to say, smiling rocks.
I love to laugh; nothing could stop me from laughing (sorry to sound heavy), not even crooked teeth.
Although I had a dream, a dream about straight teeth, that even after wearing the retainers through my high school years, I never got.
This dream was part of a dream cycle; I constantly used to dream about them in rotation. There were five of them (I guess Monday through Friday, I tend to have dreamless weekends, who knows why?).
1- I dreamt I could fly
2- I dreamt I could do splits (I’m the most inflexible person you probably know and running doesn’t help)
3- I dreamt that I could ice skate (I never ever even tried as a kid)
4- I dreamt I had straight teeth
5- I dreamt about scuba diving in the ocean
I decided I wanted to make my dreams come true.
So here I am, fulfilling dream number four, at my orthodontist’s office, at yet another one of my Invisalign appointments. I have to come here every 4-6 weeks or so, to get the next 3 sets of ever tightening invisible braces which I have to wear all day and all night long.
How has it been so far? Any regrets?
No. I’ve had them for 8 months now and was able to shoot campaigns and do all my castings without anyone noticing. My teeth should be completely straight in 3 months.
It’s hard, but what worth doing isn’t? Every 2 weeks you change to a tighter set and it hurts a lot the first few days. At first I couldn’t sleep how much it hurt. It gets easier though as you get used to it.
I would definitely recommend it; even-though it’s on the pricey side. It’s quick and I was able to work non-stop.
Even-though I didn’t follow my dreams in order, I’m happy to say 1- I can almost fly- on a plane as a pilot, but that counts 2- I can almost do splits now, I have 3 weeks to go 3- I can ice skate (well, reasonably) 4- my teeth are almost straight.
You have to make your dreams come true, it’s the best feeling, but not ALL of them. I’m keeping dream No. 5 safely zipped in my pocket for now cause I need to be able to sleep at night. Otherwise what else would I dream about?
Photo: Yesterday’s walk across the Williamsburg Bridge, I’m of course wearing my Invisalign.