10/7/19

I am no longer a braceface


Hey guys! Guess what..... I got my braces off today! FINALLY. 
I get my retainer tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to having one, but I'm pretty sure that it'll be better than braces. 

they weren't fun, y'all 

I'm super happy with finally getting them off and am looking forward to:

  • Being able to take full bites out of apples instead of cutting them
  • Not being worried about food being on display in my mouth
  • Having pretty teeth
  • Not getting my lip awkwardly (and very painfully) caught in my braces anymore

I've come a long way from my impacted molar and oral surgery that forced me to have a chain in my mouth for a year, let me tell you! 


A few pictures of me suffering over the past two years:

The biggest picture that shows how much I've changed over the years is this one:


I believe I'm fourteen in this? 

And now to today: 


right before I left to go get them off 


Waiting to get the glue off of my teeth = perfect time to take a selfie to send to multiple people and group chats 


Right now my gums are pretty sore from getting the glue off, my bottom teeth have blood on them, lol.
It feels weird to have so much space between my teeth and lips, wow. I can't stop feeling my teeth with my tongue?? I took this feeling for granted before I got braces.

Also, it's SO much easier to smile without them!!

Overall, I think the pain was pretty worth the outcome.

-End of the mini life update


Do you have braces? 
Did you use to? 




50 comments:

  1. You look so gorgeous!!!!!! <3 And I used to have braces...grateful those days are over, haha.

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  2. Congrats Gray!! You look so pretty, before and after, inside and out! <333

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    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! You're too sweet ^_^

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  3. I never needed braces, but I've heard enough stories of the struggle to rejoice wholeheartedly with you that they're off! :D

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  4. Yayyy! I can't wait to get mine off! XD

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    1. It feels amazing, you're gonna love it! Do you know when you're going to yet? Mine told me a month before so I was in the dark, lol

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  5. Yay, that's so exciting! I remember being so happy when I got my braces off. I totally remember getting my lip/inside of my cheek caught on the wires--it was the absolute worst!

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  6. Both my older siblings got braces and they did not like them. I'm lucky enough not to need them. :D I'm glad you got yours off Gray!
    ~Elate

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    1. They're not fun, I'm glad you didn't need them!
      Thank you! :D

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  7. YAYYYY! *cheers*
    I remember getting my braces off; it was SUCH a relief. XD

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  8. Dentists always tell me that I should have braces, but I've managed to avoid them.... so far. Your smile is glowing, I'm so happy for you that you don't have to deal with those wires anymore!

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    1. They tell everyone that for the most part. I wasn't going to get braces because it was only a cosmetic matter and my teeth were okay before but I then found out that I had an impacted molar so I had to.
      It is really nice afterwards if you do get them though, very much worth the pain!

      But me too, I'm so excited. :D

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  9. Yay! Glad you got your braces off! :)

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  10. Oh, so COOOOL Gray!! Two of my sisters had braces... thankfully I never had to have them... yet. xD

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  11. Yay! I never had braces (even though I really should have oof), but I can imagine what a relief it is to have them off.

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    1. Hey, it's never too late if you want to get them!
      But it's a big relief!! :D

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  12. i had braces for about 3 years. And boy, do i not miss them. They were very painful, the first 6 months, i had so much metal in my mouth, i could barely talk. Retainers are 100% much better than braces!! I only have to wear mine when i sleep tho, but i used to wear it all the time.

    So happy for you!!

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    1. They are so painful and YES! Talking is the worst with braces.

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  13. I'm so happy for you, girl! You look so pretty in every single picture, though! Just so ya know. <3 <3 So happy for you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Brooke, that's so kind of you. <3

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  14. You look great!! It's the best being able to eat all the candy again, right?

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    1. Aw! Thank you!!
      And I don't know yet, but I'll find out soon. :p

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  15. Yayy! Your smile is beautiful <33

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  16. GRAY, you're teeth look awesome!!! (Weird subject matter, I know. But they do!!! xD)

    I'm so excited that you finally got them off!! :) I myself haven't had them, the dentist would like to give me some because of an issue in my mouth regarding a grown-up tooth that never grew in. >.> Everyone I've seen who wears them though says they're painful if you get bumped in the mouth. Which happens daily for me. xD

    It's like if you have glasses or braces you're inevitably going to get smashed in the face. xD I don't need TWO magnets.

    But back to you! How super exciting!!! :D I bet you're enjoying the freedom!!! ^^

    (Why do all my comments end up being the length of mini posts???? *sheepish grin*)

    <3 <3 <3

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks! ^-^

      That sounds like what I had, have they done x rays? I had an impacted molar and that's why my adult molar wasn't coming in.

      I've only been hit in the face once with braces, it was painful. :p

      Long comments are fine, lol!

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  17. Ahh! That's awesome! *High five* I'm glad your done. =D

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  18. I had braces for eighteen months and getting them off was the best thing EVER, you suddenly feel like your teeth are so much smaller and smoother? I feel so happy for you rn 😂

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    1. Ahh, it is so amazing! My teeth feel bigger actually, lol.

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  19. THAT'S SO AWESOME!!! Your teeth look amazing!!! <33

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  20. Yay!!! I had braces for a few years...not fun.

    I still have scars on the inside of my mouth from where all the metal was rubbing...

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  21. You look so adorable and grown up!!

    I remember when I got my braces off...it was such a relief but terrible process at the same time. I hated all the scraping and whatever that vibrating tool they use. lol

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    1. Aw, thank you!

      It was pretty painful, the scraping was my least favorite. :/

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  22. Ahh so happy for You! I know with my family, they say it's pretty hard with the pain of the braces, though I think teeth jewelry is pretty;) also, that's great it's easier to smile now ;)

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    1. Thanks! Teeth jewelry is a cool way to describe them.
      And it's way easier. :D

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  23. You are so pretty! I can't wait to get my braces off! I should get them off in about a month!

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  24. YAY! You're looking cute! Cute with them on too but I am sure you are so thrilled to have them off!

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