Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Free at last!

After nine long months, lots of rubberbands, and being restricted to a non-crunchy diet, I am finally free at last! Last Wednesday, a few hours after landing back in Boston I was braces free! 
 I am still getting used to the feel of it, I still resort to my usual food clearing maneuvers (sorry if that's TMI) after I eat, but I don't have to! I even had spinach for dinner Wed. night just because I could without having green stuff stuck up in my grill (-:
 Of course, now it's retainers, but they are clear, and I am getting used to them and anything is better than braces. This process was totally worth it, my bite is better, my teeth are straight, and they look great, for the second time around!
I am loving being able to eat crunchy foods, although I am almost learning how to bite into crunchy foods again. 
The first crunchy thing I bit into! An apple, without it being pre-cut (-:

Free at last, free at last, thank my orthodontist, I am free at last!

Linking with Renae

24 thoughts on the matter:

MixedMolly said... {Reply}

I remember that feeling! That makes life a little more enjoyable doesn't it?

Nicky @ Awesomeville.co.uk said... {Reply}

Yay! I remember getting mine off, sooo nice. Your teeth look amazing!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

You look great, your teeth look great! :)

I can't really relate, unfortunately --much as I'd wanted to be able to do so. Remember my attempt to pretend I had braces by covering my teeth with aluminium foil?! 8S

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

I had braces when I was 40. Both of my kids did too...I sure don't miss those braces, but my teeth look nice!
Smile! You look wonderful!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said... {Reply}

That is so awesome. What a beautiful smile you have. My 16 year old just got out of braces a few months ago and my 12 year old will be getting his on next week. My bank account will never get a break.

Emily Spark said... {Reply}

YAY! How liberating! As someone that had braces I know the feeling. Unfortunately for me though, I am STILL wearing my retainer...and we are talking 10+ years here.

Mary said... {Reply}

Congratulations!!! It is so nice to see your pretty smile...Never having had the grill work myself, I cannot say so much about that...however, I think it makes for a happiness, retainer and all.
thank you for coming to easy tuesday!

Renae said... {Reply}

hahahaha. love you new smile! i had braces at age 45 and after they were off I still couldn't bite into an apple for years (like 5 yrs). The braces weakened my teeth, but I am so glad I got the braces, tho.

thanks for linking to e.a.s.y. tuesday! that is awesome!!!!

yes, log flume rides are so fun!!!!!

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

Yea! I remember that feeling. Your smile looks awesome ;)

Andrea Dawn said... {Reply}

Great to see your lovely smile, Tamar.

Kim C. said... {Reply}

Wow! I never would notice the retainers. Very incognito!

tinajo said... {Reply}

Haha, love how happy you look! :-)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

SO happy for you!!!!! I'm cracking up about the retainer. I wish I had worn mine. Although it wasn't clear.

Debbie said... {Reply}

so happy for you, they can be such a "pain"!!!

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said... {Reply}

Hi,I'm visiting from MerryDotDandy.

Congrats on that awesome smile!

My son just got braces last month and he is having to adjust to a non-crunchy and gum-free lifestyle.

Jim said... {Reply}

I bet that feels good! Look at that smile! Crunch away Tamar and enjoy every bite!

Kathy said... {Reply}

And what a gorgeous smile you have! TOTALLY worth the aggravation you went thru. Congrats!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said... {Reply}

Yay!! So, so happy for you! Beautiful smile! :)

Sharon said... {Reply}

Yes, I remember that "free" feeling! Scrumptious photo of the apple, too!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

Hey that's exciting! Congratulations!! You've got a great smile - enjoy it! You deserve all the crunchy apples you can get after all that. :)

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Woohoo...that's awesome! And, only nine months? Things have certainly changed since I had braces loooooong ago. :)

hi-d said... {Reply}

Your smile looks great! I remember the feeling of getting my braces off...I just wish that my bottom teeth would have remained straight. Ugh...I think I had some crowding and on of my bottom front teeth decided to move forward years later.

Sian said... {Reply}

aw your teeth look great! I remember getting my braces off, best feeling ever!

Jen Price said... {Reply}

That must be such a good feeling to have them off!