Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Final B4 & After

I am about 27 here. This was almost 4 years before braces.

This is at age 32, and about 5 months before the braces came off!

Braces off Day!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Age 33!!! And worth the wait.

Hey everybody! So the braces came off today - pretty painlessly I might add. I've posted the before and after (with braces & without) for you to compare. What an incredible journey! I never dreamed I would have straight teeth... SO glad I did this. True, there were several spaz attacks here and there, but in the end, it was worth it.

I know it's cliche, but if you're thinking of getting braces "after 30" or thinking of having orthognathic surgery, I would encourage you to do so. I can't stop smiling :)

Big thanks to Krista & John for the lovely de-bracing dinner! It was awesome eating without having to clear each brace of a bunch of food. So easy!

Big thanks also to Toronto's best Dr. Christopher Cameron @ Yonge & Eglinton... I was never more happy to meet a perfectionist in my life. Thanks to all the staff as well... consummate professionals. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the waiting room either.

Big thanks again to Dr. Claudio Tocchio @ North York General. You did a fantastic job. My jaw no longer clicks, I can't feel the bones "grinding" anymore, and my bite hasn't shifted one bit.

MOST of all, thanks to my beautiful-toothed mother, Bev, and to my good friend Charlie. Without you two, I would have had a very difficult time. Thank you for crushing up aspirin, for making me ensure & whey milkshakes, for the walks and the talks, and for keeping my spirits up. Not two weeks before this surgery, me & my fiance split up, I had to move out, and I started a new job. Needless to say, an unluckier person would have easily cracked up. Without the support and reassurance you both showed me, I wouldn't know so well what it means to be so selfless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xoxo.

I'm off to do my whitening now...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Big News!

Just a quick note... In 6 days, I'll be getting my braces off!  Woo Hoo!!!  I haven't posted pics bc my camera needs a memory card, but I'll try to pick one up and post some "final" pics.  I am SO looking forward to this.  I've already got the internal bottom retainer on, and the top goes on next week when they take these torture devices off.  'Til then!