site began in early 2002 as a simple Braces Journal. Over the
years, it has grown into the site you see today. I called the
journal "Of Braces and Home Improvement" because at
the time, we were undertaking a major renovation of our house
(along with the major renovation of my teeth, LOL).
treatment lasted almost three years and cost me about $5,000.
My braces came off in December, 2004. I wore Clarity ceramic
brackets on top, and traditional metal on bottom. Today, my
saga continues through Hawley retainers and some aesthetic/functional
bonding. You can see photos of my progress on my Photos
is my story, from the beginning: