A Phoenix Burning

Something to Smile About

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Darling Teenager has had a good week! Off came the braces on Tuesday! I have NEVER seen her smile more than I have the last three days. She rarely smiled this big before braces or during.Β 
I can’t stop looking at that joyful face. πŸ™‚

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8 responses

  1. She’s beautiful!
    Melissa can’t wait to get her braces off, but they still have to stay on a while.

    July 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    • She had them on for 26 months…and was a trooper through the entire process. πŸ™‚
      Now she has retainers to deal with, but that’s it. πŸ™‚

      July 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm

  2. Wait, wait–you have posted the wrong photo! You have put up one of a grown woman–one who admittedly has a very nice smile, but who is definitely not a teenager. Alternatively, I am an even older bat than I had feared.

    July 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    • This girl has always looked older, but I’ll tell you, she went from 14 to 18 in a mere two hours of braces removal.

      I cannot tell you how happy that smile makes me! πŸ™‚

      Her Dad looked at her smile, then whispered to me, “That’s the best money we ever spent.” πŸ™‚

      July 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  3. Both my kids will need braces when they are older… I will have to keep this post to remind them that the process will be well worth it in the end.
    Stunning smile! (worth every cent!)

    July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  4. We are 18 months into my 14-year-old’s braces; I’m thinking another year before I get to see a braceless smile here.
    Lovely smile! Tell her to be good with her retainers!

    July 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

  5. Both my daughters hated them, both love their smiles today just as your daughter does. Terrific photo. Keep’em coming!

    July 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm

  6. I STILL remember the day I got my braces off at the very young age of 13. Luckily, it was about 1 week before I was to begin highschool so I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I don’t think I stopped smiling for a week! She looks great!

    July 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

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