Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 261 - BRACES OFF

GUYS! I had NO clue i'd be able to post this soon :) i had the best day ever which probably is obvious given the title.

So we all know I had an appt scheduled for March 31st for braces removal, but I was sitting in class this morning when all of a sudden my phone starts buzzing. My mom called saying the orthodontist had someone cancel and I was free to go in! the surprise of it all was awesome. needless to say I was in shock.

So after staring at the clock in my AP Biology class for almost an hour, I was finally able to leave. I walked in to the ortho and they just starting breaking brackets off. (ouch!) yes it hurt when they were yanking, but sooo worth it. as I'm sure you all know. but hmm, they left 4 brackets on my bottom 4 front teeth because my permanent retainer that sits behind my bottom front teeth won't be made until next week. but hey, almost all of my braces are off so close enough :)

anyway, like i mentioned, I go in next wednesday to get my retainers and last couple of brackets off.

last picture taken with braces. woohoo.

ill also have an appointment with my dentist/jaw doctor for him to do some shaping/cosmetics on my front top tooth because one of them is chipped and just has a temporary addition on it to make it look normal. plus he will fit me with my special retainer to help protect my teeth from grinding them at night. 
it was a long 3 years with those things… but i survived. and I'm so glad to be one step closer to normalcy. hoping braces and jaw surgery are completely in my past soon enough.

so yeah! off to fill out more scholarship applications. (trying not to let it put a damper on my day) take care all!



  1. CONGRATULATIONS! You look gorgeous! I know you are soooo happy! I just got mine off as well, best day ever! Eating is a totally new and wonderful experience! Hope your jaw is feeling good!

    1. aww thank you so much!!!! i bit into a sandwich for the first time recently since my de-bracing and it is just so happy to not get food stuck everywhere in the front! :) my jaw has had less pain overall, but del will see. i get a retainer to wear at night to protect from grinding my teeth which will hopefully help even more. you look wonderful too! Im so excited for you to have yours off :) such an exciting feeling to be practically normal again. yay :) best wishes

  2. That's a good break! Having your braces removed a week early must've felt great. I guess by now you'd be in retainers and that much closer to being done with everything. How does it feel that you can just remove them when you're eating your favorite food? Three years is certainly a long time, but it looks like it was really worth it. Cheers!

    Eugenie Velasquez @ Wynnewood Dental Arts

  3. Hi, Katie! Congratulations on finally being free from braces! It may seem like a long and grueling process, but keep your head up and think of the end of the path, which is a better smile and a higher self-confidence. I definitely enjoyed reading your blog! I love your curls, by the way!

    Dorothy Payne @