I have other news.
I GOT MY BRACES OFF!
Yay! I am SO happy to be done with them, I have had braces for 2 and 1/2 years and that was too long for me! :) I had a wonderful Orthodontist who took very good care of my teeth and did a fantastic job, but braces are no fun. They hurt and get food stuck in them. So I am glad mine are gone!!
Here is Dr. Douglas Kallis affirming the decision he made a week earlier that my braces could come off. "Yep, looks like we can take 'em off today."
Here is the nurse cracking the metal brackets off my teeth - that hurt, it felt like my teeth were being pulled out as well as the braces! Then when the metal was off they had to scrape away the excess glue so the surface of my teeth would be nice and smooth. (That hurt too.)
When the hour and a half long ordeal (including X-rays and retainer impressions) was over, I was awarded with pretty balloon and a congratulatory "cake" made of candy bars. (YUM)
A closer view of the tasty treat: (no, it is not solid candy, there's a styrofoam cylinder in the middle with candy on the outside)
OKAY, I'm ready for the final verdict! :D Here is a picture of myself before my braces were removed:
I am so happy, so very happy! *Dances with glee* There is no explaining the difference of Braces and No Braces. I can actually eat chicken without having half of it shredded and sticking to my teeth with each bite! I'm allowed to eat POPCORN now, and with braces I couldn't do that. Yay!
And please let me know what you think of the new look for the blog! (If you want to change yours this site is SUPER easy to work with and they have millions of different backgrounds to choose from.) I thought I'd have to type something into my blog's main code, or something, but all I had to do was copy and paste a little code into a sidebar thingy that it explains very well how to do on the main website! This is the easiest way to change your blog there ever was! If you've been thinking it's time for a change, DO IT. I'll help if you have questions!
Love and blessings! Thanks to all the friends who prayed for me to feel better, I'm 99.9% better!