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After 4 Long Years . . .

On October 26th, 2013 after 1 month shy of 4 years no more braces for me!!!
It was an exciting day and I’m thrilled with the results. The only con is because of the oral surgery I still do not have all feeling in my chin. It’s a bummer. A year ago on Oct. 10th I had oral surgery. Hard to believe.

It hurt having my braces removed. My eyes actually watered from the pain. It was the back two rings that didn’t want to come out or snap off (not sure which). All I can say to that was ouch!
In the picture my face looks a bit blotchy because the gloves irritate my skin. The orthodontist even switched to latex free gloves so it’s not as bad but I still get some redness and a little itchy.
I didn’t tell my hubby that I was having my braces removed because I wanted to surprise him. Poor guy has been a bit stressed out with so much going on here at Homeschooling6 that he didn’t notice. I took him our for a hamburger at Country Burger for a burger and sweet potato fries to just give him some down time before more business this weekend.

At the end of our meal I asked my usual question, “Do I have food stuck in my braces?” he smiled and started laughing because he realized my braces were not there. It was great.
Thank you Jesus and the whole orthodontist team for my new smile. I love it! No more trying to hide my crooked teeth.


  1. Congrats!

    I'm still not sure if my comments are coming through, but I am trying :)

  2. Thank you, I'm still getting use to not having to put bands in my mouth. It's great not having food stuck in my braces ;)