Excited and scared for debracing!!

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Sburney7
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Excited and scared for debracing!!

#1 Postby Sburney7 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 am

I have been waiting sooooo long for this, almost 3 years!! But now that I am 2 days, TWO DAYS, from getting my braces off I am more scared than excited to get them off. I've had them for almost 3 years, I don't even know what I look like without them anymore! I'm also terrified that I will have white spots on my teeth! Is this normal?

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Re: Excited and scared for debracing!!

#2 Postby djspeece » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:52 am

You'll do great! You'll be amazed about how big your teeth look, all of a sudden :D and probably thrilled with the result. I have heard of some people with white spots under the brackets but i don't think it is common, and i imagine a good cleaning and some tooth whitening will take care of it easily. Congratulations! I had a three year sentence as well and it was surreal when I was driving to the debracing appointment. I was sure something would go wrong :huh: but it all went very quickly and smoothly!
Dan

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Buddist saying

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Re: Excited and scared for debracing!!

#3 Postby Sburney7 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:06 pm

Awesome!! I keep getting scared that he's gonna tell me I have to wait another month and I would probably cry at that point! Haha I feel like it's been forever and they are a part of me. As happy as I am about them coming off I am a little sad to part ways with them haha


[quote="djspeece"]You'll do great! You'll be amazed about how big your teeth look, all of a sudden :D and probably thrilled with the result. I have heard of some people with white spots under the brackets but i don't think it is common, and i imagine a good cleaning and some tooth whitening will take care of it easily. Congratulations! I had a three year sentence as well and it was surreal when I was driving to the debracing appointment. I was sure something would go wrong :huh: but it all went very quickly and smoothly![/quote]

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Re: Excited and scared for debracing!!

#4 Postby djspeece » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:11 am

So did you survive debracing? :D
Dan

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Buddist saying

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Re: Excited and scared for debracing!!

#5 Postby corbanderson01 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:28 pm

Debracing may be a daunting experience, but it is definitely rewarding! I am in full time retainer wear for now, but I enjoy how my teeth look so big and beautiful!


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