Today was the big day! Today I got my braces off!! Woo-Hoo! Becky is sure to want to go with me to the prom now!!
I've been wearing braces for 2.5 years. I also wore them when I was in Middle School for 3.5 years (Moral of the story: Wear your retainer). After 6 years of my life with my teeth wrapped in steel I'm ready to move on, or at least land a job as a Bond villain (Jaws anyone? Anyone??)
Of course, nothing can be as simple and easy as we'd like because I now have to wear a retainer for a year and here's the rub: The retainer is more noticeable than the braces were! I had clear ceramic braces that many people said they didn't even notice until I pointed them out. Now I have a bright silver wire around my teeth. I mean bright, like I'm trying to chrome my teeth!
Still, I can always take out the retainer to eat or impress a babe (or scare my children) so it's still better than before.
Admit it, you want to kiss me.....