Monday, 13 February 2012

Bye bye braces!

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!


  1. congratulations on having your braces removed!

    Which treatment did you go with?

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is big help for us especially for me having jaw pain it gives me more power how to overcome will,again thank you so much!