I realized that this whole teeth-straightening process does not end when the braces are taken off.
It’s just the beginning!
Now the tough part starts. WEARING THE RETAINERS!
Hey, with the braces, I had no choice about whether they were on or not. The only thing I could control was whether or not to wear the rubber bands.
But now with the retainers, it’s ALL up to me. If I don’t wear them, all that time and pain and money will go down the drain. !!!! And already I notice how easy it is for 10 minutes while I eat to turn into 30 minutes, as I squeeze in a cup of tea, an hour as I wait to eat some dessert… A slippery slope for sure.