This week has been one of great importance for me. It has been the week in which my braces have finally come off.
Following my first surgery in May 2011, I was fitted with braces and now, finally, they have been removed. This has been a long process and I am grateful to all who have helped me, both here and in the virtual world.
I will have to wear retainers when I sleep and they will take some getting used to, in particular overcoming the gag reflex wen putting them in , especially the top one but a quick search for techniques in overcoming the gag reflex has helped tremendously.
This is my first pic without braces and once again, much thanks and gratitude to all who have helped put this smile on my face.