Just last Thursday my life landed back here on earth and became normal once again. OK, jokes aside, my braces were forcefully removed from my teeth and I had the chance to experience dental-trillness for the first time since March of last year.
The journey was very bittersweet. I have gone through the trenches of pain – financially and physically – but the end result has been flawless (I didn’t wake up like this). Throughout the early stages of my life, I never really had the chance to experience semi-decent teeth honestly. Knowing that I can walk around freely and smile at others with a top-notch grill is an amazing feeling.
Two things have already been positively impacted by my braces being removed: my career as journalist and career with women. On the same day my braces were removed, I shot a video stand up while the Milwaukee Bucks held their NBA Draft media session at the Cousins Center in St. Francis. I can’t begin to explain how great it felt to actually smile proudly during my out cue. Don’t get me wrong, I smiled while I had my braces on, but c’mon, it’s not the same. You can put the pieces together yourself on how this has impacted my career with the ladies.
Having braces truly influenced the way I lived my life. Obviously with them on, I couldn’t drink or eat certain foods that I liked (soda, chips, etc.). In the first week alone, I already caved and have fallen victim for the typical junk food most people eat. It’s normal, and I know it’s not a regular habit for me so please don’t go crucify my Twitter mentions. This entire process has also given been a better perspective on dental hygiene. No, I won’t be switching career fields, but the simple things such as flossing and brushing three times a day have become a part of my regular routine now.
In closing, I just would like to thank the great staff of Moles and Ferri Orthodontist here in Wisconsin for their great treatment. Even though those bad boys were scheduled to be removed in February, the longer wait has certainly been worth it. My career with braces was painful, chubby, and wired to say the least, but I don’t have many regrets.
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