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Braces coming off!!

Getting my braces off ONCE AND FOR ALL was the most exciting day of my life...well that might be a slight exaggeration but it was pretty damn exciting. I have had some sort of bracket on my teeth almost constantly since 7th grade or so and some sort of retainer or whatnot in my mouth since i was nearly 6 yrs old.

these are from the day I got them off...December 20th, 2005, the day that will live in infamy...haha another exaggeration but I'll remember it :-).

5 months
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side view...wow i actually have cheeks now!
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Before the braces were off
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And after they came off...

The following post braces pic is REALLY bad because my lips were all dying especially at the corners because my mouth had been opened and stretched and stuff for so long. I actually think them taking my braces off helped stretched my jaw open more...I'll try to get some better pics up soon and also do a big progressive before and after thing...so keep an eye out for that...

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up close and personal remembrance pic
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of the last time i'd have braces on my teeth

Its so great to be without braces. It's liberating really. I get a spiffy free 8x10 portrait from a local studio for completing my orthodnic work. I should get a whole photo shoot for the years I've been to my OD...haha. Anyway, I will probably continue this site further once I get into the process of getting a tooth implant. I'll have non braces pics ASAP and I'll try to rememeber to put a new pic up every now and again on important days like 1 year and so forth. To anyone who is considering the surgery, I wish you the best. I would never go back to how I was before. Just be psychologically prepared for it, that's the best advice I can give.

Below is the Final Product--nearly 6 months after and a side-by-side comparison to the original...

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