That's what one of the hygienists said as as they were working at putting the permanent wire in behind my bottom teeth before taking the braces off - which they offered to me as a souvenir. (Um...no, thank you.) I can't help but smile now and run my tongue across the front of my teeth. So smooth. I also can't help but run it across the back because there are these little bumps now where the bonding agent was applied to keep the wire in place.
To celebrate the occasion, my orthodontist had a presentation for me, which I'd missed the first time around - after we had our picture taken together for his wall, he gathered his staff around and they sang me a song to the beat of a toy drum and tambourine: "You're braces are off, they're off, they're off! Hurrah! Hurrah! You're braces are off, they're off, they're off! Hurrah! Hurrah!" It was just a touch embarassing, but at least there were gift certificates from Baskin Robbins to sweeten the deal. :)
My braces are off! They're off! They're off! Hurrah! Hurrah!! :D
Now if only I had an apple to bite into...It's been about 14 months since I've bitten into a whole apple and since I'm leaving in a couple days, I haven't re-stocked my fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables so I'm apple-less. Oh well. Meanwhile, my bag's still not packed, but my cabs are booked!