Well I am
very excited. I just got my braces off yesterday morning
after 1 year 10 months 9 days and 21 hours in braces I
was very ecstatic about the big day. I got there 5
minutes early. I signed in and pretty much as soon as I
signed in they called me back to the removal room. Then
they had me sit in a chair so they could look at my
were looking at my teeth before they took my braces off
the assistant saw an area of concern. So she called the
orthodontist back to look at my teeth. When she told me
this I was nervous about not getting them off it was
terrible! The ortho came in to the room and looked at my
teeth and WHEW it was just the shape of my tooth! I was
so relieved it was insane! Then the assistant started to
take the brackets and bands off. This was a little
uncomfortable but not too bad. She had left the wire in
my braces when she took them off.
cool getting to see what they looked like outside my
mouth and how small my mouth really is. Then while we
waited for the ortho to come back and take off the glue
she did my pictures and x-rays. soon as that was done it
was time to take off the glue! It was a long process of
drilling glue not teeth and using a water pick and
sucking that gunk out of my mouth.
assistant polished my teeth and took my molds. This part
was not as bad as some might say. I got to choose two
different favors of mold; I chose bubble gum and grape.
Before I got braces I had fruit punch molds and that is
my favorite -- it tastes like strawberry gum. Then
after the molds I got to brush and floss my teeth Yea!
It was sooo incredibly easy and quick without all that
metal in the way!
was time for once again more pictures. My friend was
with me and taking pictures of everything. Then after
that I got to pick out a retainer case. It is so pretty
-- it is candy apple red with glitter in it. Then they
gave me a cup full of candy I could not have before,
Crest white strips, a certificate to get my picture
taken and a post card to thank my parents for letting my
get my new smile.
We had a
30 minute break to wait for my retainer and then voila
it was done. It was a clear Essix retainer. They then
showed me how to care for my retainer and showed me how
to put it in. They then told me congrats and scheduled
my retainer check.
my parents took me to eat Mexican food and I ordered the
most stringyest meat I could. It was wonderful to eat