“I was very nervous.
I wasn’t ready,” he said.
“I just wanted to be on my toes.”
After hearing about the service, I was really excited, said the 26-year-old, who is from Brisbane, Australia.
I was very, very excited.
But when I saw my first results, I just thought ‘this is it’.
“I got really worried about the scarring, so I started seeing different surgeons a lot,” he told news.com.au.
“I thought they would be better at taking it in and removing it.
I think I saw a couple who had to do it at home, and I was like ‘oh my God, I’m not sure I want to do that’.”
The wait for a dental appointment was long, and a series of treatments were needed.
“My teeth were very thick, and they were pretty rough, so it was very uncomfortable,” he admitted.
“When you get into the waiting room, you just start feeling the swelling, and you’re like ‘why are you here?
What are you doing?'”
His mother was initially concerned about the long waiting list.
“We thought we were going to have to wait for months,” she said.
But eventually she was able to get in touch with one of the surgeons and they took her through the entire procedure.
She was so relieved to see a result and was so excited, she said, “but it wasn’t something I’d been expecting.”
I was so nervous, she was like, ‘this isn’t something you would normally see’.
She said she felt so relieved.
“You feel so happy and you feel so confident and it’s really good to see your teeth,” she added.
“We had so much fun, but it was a bit rough, too.”
The surgery was so painful, she had to get a new one done, and he was able “to have it done in a little less time than normal”.
He said the whole process took around an hour, and the team worked hard to ensure his teeth looked good.
“They were all super, super, and professional,” she continued.
“The pain was so bad, but I think it was better than I thought it would be.”
When he got home, he was surprised at how much he had to eat to keep his teeth up.
“It was the most amazing feeling,” he shared.
The wait was not all bad, as his jawline had recovered enough for him to go back to work.
“For the first time in my life I could smile,” he recalled.
“And I can still walk around in my pyjamas.
I can’t get enough of them,” he added.
He said he was now so used to his new look, he’d be happy to have a second one done.
“The most amazing thing about it is that I’m doing my best,” he explained.
“To have my teeth in shape for the first surgery is so good.
I’m really happy.”