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  • Writer's pictureKatie

This smile is postponed

Well, I’m defeated.

Just an update on the clear aligners -- I received them, wore them for about three days through some pretty intense mouth pain, then realized that Smile Direct Club’s plan for me was to straighten my teeth by way of putting a gap in between them. WTF?! I don’t want that! Who would want that?

Luckily I’m still within the 30-day return policy, so I’m sending them back. I’ll be out the initial $200 deposit plus shipping costs, but I’m glad I’m pulling the plug before I’m even more pot committed.

That said, sigh. I really thought this was going to be the solution I was looking for. And even in the short time I wore them, my teeth did shift a little and my bite feels all messed up. I’m going to have to visit an orthodontist and sort this all out, and everything feels even further away than it was to begin with.

Why does everything have to be so HARD all the time? I just need a win. I need a freaking win. I feel like I’ve just been slogging through life for the past two years and it’s just been one letdown after another. I feel like I’m about to be the second choice for a job I applied for for the second time this year. I know I need to keep pushing, keep fighting, keep trying, but it’s just really hard to do that when you don’t even have a crumb in front of you to keep you on the path.

Sigh. I’ll get through it. It’s just hard.

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