Today I got my braces off after 26 months. I
have had an expander, 2 surgeries, tongue spurs,
elastics, basically everything except headgear.
was so excited to get the braces off. First they
popped off the brackets which didn't hurt and
before I knew it, the hygienist was holding my
wire with the brackets still attached to show
me. Then the truly horrible part came. Unlike
the other stories I have read, the cement on my
teeth was removed with a manual hand instrument.
All I could feel was like my teeth were being
cracked and grinded in pieces and the sound was
horrid. My feet were twitching because of the
After about 20 or 30 minutes of scraping, she
polished my teeth, put on the retainers, and
then I had some impressions taken. My teeth feel
so big and slimy and although I am not used to
them yet, they look wayyy better.