This is the second time I’ve had braces and hopefully the last. I will not lie about the discomfort you feel when they’re being taken out. They have to crack them off with pliers so it feels like they’re cracking your teeth. Then there’s the drilling sound because they have to remove the glue and I felt like I was going to pass out. Then the Hoover plus drill sound when they polish them. Then they take a mould of your mouth with rank tasting pink stuff again to get the removable retainers made (unless you opt for the permanent metal on the back of the teeth) then finally you get to rinse. Not sure I like my new teeth. I feel like I’ve got someone else’s mouth. Well I’ll return next week to get my removable ones. I hope my teeth font don’t move in the meantime.
Hope I haven’t put you off. 5 months ago
I remember what it was like having braces. The inside of my mouth would get cut every once and a while. It was such a relief the day that I was finally able to get them off.
Beth's Braces Orthodontics8 months ago
well I finally got my braces off today. After 2 years, now it’s the end of an era. Well it took 2 hours to polish and stuff, and it hurt. Actually this shitty mouth-stretcher hurt the most, the removing process itself just took like thirty seconds with a strong but short pain. Then I could see myself in the mirror with pearly white teeth. Actually not pearly white, but free of brackets. I can’t speak properly now, but I can close my mouth a tiny bit better, and I think I look somehow older, more like I’ve accomplished my life. But it’s also really weird and I’m not very happy with how they are still not straight and they look so big. But yeah. No pain, except for the sensitiveness. 12 months ago
It wasn’t AS BAD. Of course I cried at times but most of the two years it was just like normal. Actually, I think I’m gonna cry the most when I get them taken off because
1) I’ll look weird
2) I’ll feel weird and
3) I think it’s gonna hurt.
I’m buying myself some nicnacs which I couldn’t eat (but actually sometimes did) when I had my braces. 12 months ago
How I did it: With great patience, and persistence, and a VERY STRONG WILL to have beautiful teeth, you too can overcome this task! Seriously though, it's totally worth it, and if you can shell out the money for it, it's a great confidence booster. You just have to keep telling yourself that the metal is only temporary, but the smile will last for eternity. :) That's right, eternity. Read how I did it… 5 years ago
I’ve had them for 4 years, 1 left! Yay. I just wish I could get those fuckers off now. My jaw is killing me… 16 months ago