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I'm 36 - It's Time to Get My Braces Off

Almost three years ago, I decided to live out a teenage nightmare and I signed up for braces to correct my raging overbite. I've described my experience of having braces as grown up lady as well as the surprise jaw surgeries and gum grafting that came with it. Let me tell you, those operations pale in comparison to the daily drama of living with braces for three years.
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My Adventures in Gum Grafting

The gum grafting was going to be done to just two of my lower teeth -- the ones that needed the most attention. I was injected with a local anesthetic that would block out the sensation of flesh being liberated from the roof of my mouth and then stitched on top of my lower gum line. After a few scrapes I was quite sure that I was feeling the scraping much more than I should be...