Tuesday, May 3, 2011

And they're off.....

I got my braces off today!!!! I have had them on since October of 2009!
I am so excited!  My pictures aren't that great but I wanted to make sure I had a before and after picture!
Tomorrow I go and see the Dr. about my finger.... hopefully good news!

59 comments:

Heather said...

Yeah Karlee! So exciting!

Erika said...

I had braces on as an adult too - for 3 years. And I had orthonathic surgery to align my jaws, so I know what it's like to wait soooo long for that beautiful smile. You look great! Congrats!

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow... they look great! I hardly recognize you tho!!! :) Congrats... now go celebrate with some popcorn! LOL!!
Lori

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Congrats on having your braces taken off. I hope your appointment tomorrow goes well. Good luck with that.
By the way, your nails look great. Love the glittered purple color.

SiskiyouSue said...

Whoopie! That's worth celebrating.

Glora said...

Yay, and they look PERFECT! Hugs- Glora

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

How exciting!!! You look great! Hope everything goes well with your other dr appt about your finger :-)

Monica said...

I had braces too so I know the excitment that you have :) Your teeth look supppppppppper good!!! :o)

Congrats!!!

Hugs,
Monica

Pat N. said...

Yeah! Congratulations. Bet you're happy. They look great!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

When I got my braces off I COULD NOT STOP smiling!! :)

Congrats!
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

I still remember getting my braces off when I was 17...my teeth felt so SLIPPERY!!! I thought I was going to sprain my tongue when it slid on them!!! Hahahaha!

Congrats - your smile was beautiful before - but I think it is a little bigger right now!!! You look beautiful!

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Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you. You look absolutely beautiful!! Good luck with your finger!

Maureen Reiss said...

YAY!!!! You look GREAT!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

YAY!!!! You look GREAT!!!

Cristi said...

How exciting!! I am sure that must be a great feeling. I hope your finger heals quick :)
Big HUGS
Cristi

Amber said...

YYYAAAYYY KARLEE!!! Looks great! I hope everything goes well with your finger tomorrow!! Poor finger :(

Cricutbug said...

Congrats! Hope you finger is Okay. bTW you teeth look great!

GreenScrap said...

Wow You look so different!! They look awesome!! Hope everything goes well!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

TheFishie said...

Congrats! Your teeth look amazing.

sieneke said...

Your smile could not be bigger! Looks great.

Andrea said...

wow, what a difference, and what a big smile
hugs andrea

Michele said...

You look great! Best of luck at the Dr.

eiyiyi said...

Hard to imagine you could be any prettier than you were but .... what a smile. Beautiful woman, beautiful smile. You must be so pleased to be done. hugs, eileen

Kim. said...

Yay way to go. I hope you as good a result with your finger tomorrow.
Kim xXx

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Congratulations! I've never been brave enough to get braces. Woo Hoo for You. TFS, Smooches... Felicia at scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

ScrappySandy said...

I bet it feels good to have them off... I had braces for 3 years in high school... glasses and braces! OH MY!! my lips slid so smoothly over my teeth when I got them off... it was the strangest feeling, did you have to get a retainer? after a few months I stop wearing mine and not teeth stated to shift not too bad but I notice it... and you dont look like a high school student any more! YAY!!

Court said...

YAAY for Karlee!!! Don't they feel so slimy!?! They look gorgeous!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous smile...I don't know how people where them...I think I'd feel claustrophobic in them...yikes!

Lau said...

Hi Karlee!!
FANTASTIC SMILE!! I'm so used to seeing you w/braces it almost didn't seem like you had them! Must be a big relief! Cutie, cutie, cutie!! So?! WHAT DO YOUR KIDS THINK? AND I'LL BET HUBBY IS HAPPY TOO! Now you need to focus on your finger. See? the Lord works in mysterious ways. He only allows as much as you can handle! FEEL BETTER SOON! Don't forget to let us know how you're doing (bet it's hard to type!)
God Bless & Bunnie Hugs from R.I.,
Laura
http://bunniescraps.blogspot.com/

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Congratulations! You look marvelous!

Craftygirl17 said...

Hurray! You look gorgeous!! (you did before too!) Enjoy!

Katy said...

yay thats great news hope all goes well tomo!
kisses
katy

Cheryl B said...

Wow, you look all grown up!!! Congrats

Lynn B. said...

Congrats! And good luck with the finger!!

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

You look soooo great!!! So pretty!! I had braces too when I was 20-21 years old and it stunk!! I know how good it feels to have them off!! Congrats and good luck with the finger!!

CA Scrapper said...

What a beautiful smile!! I bet you are so happy! Good luck with your finger, hope all goes well.

Leslie

Angie said...

Your smile is just a little bit bigger in the 'after' photo! lol! congratulations! been there...:)

Maura said...

Looks great Karlee! Yea !!!!!!

redheadworking said...

Congrats! Beautiful Smile! By the way, I love you as a redhead!
Keep smiling!
Penny

Mrs. Green said...

Congrats! This is something I really want to do in my life but I'm afraid of it changing the shape of my face! :( I hope I have your courage someday soon! You look great!

The Bookin Room said...

AAAWWW!! Soooo beautiful!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Karlee! I bet it feels great to have them off.

*~Danielle~* said...

Hip Hip Horray!!!!! I hope that you get good news tomorrow too!!

Janette S. said...

Congrats on getting your braces off - what a gorgeous smile you have! Hope things go well with your finger!

Dawn said...

you look beautiful.

Donna and Sara said...

Yeah!! Popcorn and gum and sticky everything! You look beautiful. Hope your finger heals super quick.

Lucy said...

YAY!

Pink Crafter said...

You have a great smile! I bet it feels great! Of course I have to say you were adorable with the braces!

Richardson said...

Wow what a difference, funny since I have only known you with braces I really didn't even notice you had them on. How cool to be done!
Hugs,
Vicki r
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Maria said...

Whoo Hoo for you :) You look beautiful!! But you always do!!! Sorry to hear about your finger--a great big OUCH!!!

jeannine said...

Yay, that must feel so good to have them off!! Your teeth are beautiful...is that weird to say??? Sorry!! So neat and straight!!!

yaya creations said...

Congrats! i remember getting mine off, its a very big day! They Look Great!!
~Ashley Morgan

motherto3girls said...

Yea!!!! Karlee you look so different, beautiful too!!! Congrats on getting them off. I hated my braces.

Sabrina

Selena said...

Yay, Congrats on the gorgeous new grill!!!!

~Selena

weberk said...

Wow you look great! I bet your teeth feel strange. I am so happy for you.
Pam

Brenda in Tucson said...

What a beautiful smile! Congratulations on getting them off. -disneygirl in AZ

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL ;) YAY Karlee, you must be so happy. I know my son went through that also, elastics and all and now he still wears his retainer to bed. CONGRATULATIONS

Tammy (P.M.S) said...

Hey that's great! I'm 5months into my orthodontic treatment (braces). I was told 2 years for my treatment and I have the "old school" kind of braces...metal. 31yr old woman with braces...there's been some laughs; from me! :) LOL! Congrats on your beautiful new smile! :)

Tammy

Robb_eeie said...

Hey Karlee - you always had a stunning, beautiful smile, even with all the braces & elastics (trust me, I can relate! Ack!) ...but now your smile is totally YOU with nothing holding it back. Smile chickie, you deserve it =D