Last weekend, I saw a friend for the first time since she got her braces taken off, a couple of monhts ago.  Both of us were NOT wearing our retainers.


Because we were at a foodie-event, where we knew for sure that we would be nibbling on some really good food.  And that pretty much sums up why for me and my friend, wearing our retainers all the time is pretty challenging.

My friend told me, (preaching to the choir, of course,) “My doctor told me I have to wear them all the time except when I’m eating.  But I love to eat and I’M EATING ALL THE TIME!”

There you go.  Of course, I could flip this whole thing into a diet strategy… the thought has crossed my mind, but hasn’t worked so far.