Before and AfterI have officially gotten my braces off! This was my second go round (wear your retainers kids!!!) and took three years. The girls had no memory of me before I got them on and Stephen hadn't met me before I had them so I was wondering what everyone would think. The girls were extremely iffy on if they thought that I looked okay. Hailey kept asking me to go and put them back on but she's finally started coming around to the idea. I now get to wear my clear Essix retainer, which looks just like Invisalign, for three months 24/7. It's slightly difficult to speak with and I had a lovely lisp with it. I can only take it out to eat or drink unless it's just water. Then after that I only have to wear it at night. I'm glad to be done with it all.