So today is the Big Day. Maybe not as exciting as a big fancy wedding, but this actually comes pretty close. Sorta. Today is the day my metal mouth is no longer a metal mouth; excluding the metal bars in my jaw though– I’m talking about braces. After nearly two and a half years, I can say a more-than happy farewell to food-stuck-in-my-mouth, weird smiles because it’s hard to close my mouth, having the mouth of a 12 year old, and general brace mayhem in general. Fellow bracees, you know what I mean.
The actual process was relatively quick – a few clicks here and there, several seconds of severe but shortlived pain, extreme mouth-stretching, and voila. It took all of 5 minutes to remove the braces. I’d heard countless stories of that “slimy teeth sensation” but it’s actually not too bad. I look forward to chewing gum – can’t believe I’ve managed to abstain from gum for so many months! I’ve also bought a whole bunch of Pearl Drops toothpaste in an attempt to whiten my teeth a little bit. More importantly, this means the whole changing of my jaws/face/other has finally come to an end. And what a journey it’s been. I should probably add, it’s not totally over just yet; I still have that tricky dilemma of getting implants or bridges for the gaps in my teeth. As a short-term solution, I have teeth-lookalikes in my retainers to fill the gaps for now (colour-matched and everything), but I’ll be looking into a more permanent solution a bit later on.Anyway, I don’t have to do anything for now, and I think I’d rather not for now. I’m off to bask in the glow of my naked teeth. I’m off to smile and grin at strangers simply because I can. And I’m off to chew gum.
See you next time! :D xo
Just a note to Mr Future Husband: Of course our wedding day will be much more special than brace-removal-day. Promise!