Because I am such a deliquent about going to my dentist to have my braces tightened (my last visit before yesterday was August 31) I have to keep these on for another 6 months. I was hoping to be able to eat properly these holidays but I can't blame anyone but myself for the delay. I am really looking forward to the day when I can brush my teeth and the brush glides across pearly whites. Sigh. Perhaps when I hit my 41st birthday?