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I've had braces on my (finally straight!) teeth for over two years now and I have been documenting the trials and tribulations along the way. Aside from braces, upper and lower jaw surgery were deemed necessary for me in order to obtain a correct bite. My teeth were so poorly formed that braces could only accomplish so much.
I entered the years-long journey into adult braces in 2011. Amongst the list of banned foods were: hard fruits and vegetables, pizza, crusty bread... Pizza?! I was going to Italy in two weeks. Once there, I longed to bite into the plump and crispy cornetti pastry. I switched to a late morning glass of wine.