Am I too old for braces?

As teens, many of us will have gone through an awkward stage where our teeth grew longer and started to fork into weird shapes in our mouths. Having the perfect smile has always been something everyone strives for because it is know to be one of the most attractive features of a person. This is why in our teens many of us end up getting braces to straighten out the teeth and sort out imperfections.

When you get older however, you might think to yourself that you should have taken the chance to get braces while you were in school. You may have missed out on the chance to get your treatment done for free, however now it will cost you a large sum of money for straightening.

There is something which seems a little embarrassing about wearing braces when you are an adult. Even if they are clear braces  or behind the teeth, it can feel odd to go to a bar with your friends and know that you have to hide your teeth all night. However when it comes to straightening out a crooked smile, the effort is worth the work. But is there a point when you become to old to have braces fitted?

How Braces Work

The whole concept behind dental braces is to place pressure on the teeth from certain angles in order to push teeth backwards, push teeth forwards and to make sure there are no gaps between your teeth. There are many different devices and mechanisms which dentists will use to straighten out your teeth, and the most common form of those is the common train track braces. Braces are most commonly used in orthodontic procedures and are used to pull the teeth in every which direction in order to make room for bone to grow and your teeth to become straight.

It is most commonly a practice used on teenagers as their bodies are still developing so they can adapt easier to the movement in their mouths. However, they can also be used on adults, and in fact 1 in 5 orthodontist patients are over the age of 18. The main issue you will find with adults  is that they are more insecure about the way braces will look and the process may take longer than with a child, however it doesn’t mean that anyone can’t have braces if they want or need them.


The type of braces which are available to the public in this day and age are a huge amount different to what was available back 20 years ago. The only option back the would have been the metal braces with a bar across. However, today you will be able to find that there are plastic braces, backwards braces, see-through braces and even ones with gold wire. Most teenagers will opt for the metal braces with colourful elastics on, however as an adult you would Probably want a most subtle brace which you can’t really see as much. Braces are much more effective these days and the course is less uncomfortable in the mouth too.

If you want a different type of brace to the metal ones, a great option for adults is a ceramic brace. The ceramic is matched to your natural tooth colour which means it will barely be noticeable to many people passing by, and they are incredibly strong which is great for your teeth.


If you truly feel as if you are not confident enough to get braces as an adult, you need to thoroughly think through the decision and decide how important it is for you to have perfect teeth. If this is something which you notice every single day in the mirror, and it affects your quality of life  because you are self conscious to smile- you need to be strong and take action for your own sake as well as everyone else around you. Remember what is important and put your future happiness first. You might feel embarrassed for a few months while the braces are in, but once they are out you will have a lifetime of smiling and being happy with your teeth.

You are never too old to get braces out into your mouth. As long as you have the confidence to get it done and you have done all of the relevant research, there is no reason why you cannot work to get that perfect smile you have always wanted to have. It will make you happier and allow you to smile.

Is this something you gals would look in to?

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

How to afford your beauty blogging essentials

A mascara here and a blusher there isn’t going to cost you a lot, but if you’re a budding beauty blogger, then you’re going to need an awful lot of products to keep your face, mind, and audience stimulated! If you’ve already started out, you’ll know that makeup isn’t cheap – even if you’re only buying drugstore makeup, it still all adds up and can leave your pockets empty. So it’s important that you are able to support yourself without struggle or worry.

Here’s how.


If you’re feeling crafty, you can attempt to make your own makeup products. Take lipstick, for example; you can mix your own things you have lying around the house. Whether you have a few colours that you’d like to mix together, or a shade of eyeshadow that you’d love to turn into a lipstick – it can be done, its all about trial and error. Scrape out the eyeshadow you’d like to use into a small container or bowl, now add a small blob of vaseline or cream like cocoa butter, and mix together into a paste. Then take a brush or your finger and apply it to your lips as desired. Et voila!

Keep it clean

One very important thing that tends to get overlooked is cleaning your brushes! The amount of bacteria that builds up on your makeup brushes is crazy, and will eventually cause spots, as well as not giving you the look it should, because the product won’t apply properly to your skin. Rather than spending money on buying new applicators every month – invest in a good cleaning product instead and have a weekly scrub to keep everything looking brand new – and leave your skin in the best condition

Ask for help

If you have taken your buying to the extreme and are now having quite a few money problems, it may be time to ask for a bit of help. If you have some generous family members, you may be able to borrow some money from them and pay them back when you can afford to. But if this isn’t an option for you, then you may want to look at online personal loans so you have exactly what you need then and there. Always make sure to think about your options before taking out a loan though, and look at the interest rates that they are asking for.

Get sponsored

If you’re a beauty blogger, then you’ll definitely be active on social media, like Instagram for example. If you have a very large following, you will sooner or later be approached by makeup brands that will either pay you for promoting their products, send you their products for free, or both! This is great because it works as an ‘I scratch your back, you scratch mine’ system. If you’re still starting out though, you may not have enough influence to draw enough attention to big named brands, in which case you need to boost your audience up.

Why not give these a go of beauty blogging is something you’re interested in!

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo