Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing. Partially because my parents insisted on cosmetic dentistry when I was little. I am missing some teeth so the dentist had the opportunity to completely rearrange my mouth.
Needless to say, this was not pleasant for me. It involved years of braces, weekly dental visits, reshaping of my teeth and many other tedious procedures. At one point they even gave me some special headgear to make my lips appear larger.
Was it worth it, for me not really. My teeth were straight but are now crooked again due to an allergy to my retainer that made my mouth swell. This means I'm right back where I started which is very frustrating after my almost 10 years of treatment.
Don't get me wrong, cosmetic dentistry can be a great benefit to some. I would love to have beautiful teeth. My advice, make sure you're not allergic to the plastic retainer before you let it anywhere near your mouth. And do not subject your children to unnecessary dental work, they may end up like me and have more serious problems as an adult because they really do not want to go back.