The braces finally came off today! I told the orthodontist about our impending move to Arizona and he said we should probably remove the braces since we are "kind of in a holding pattern anyway" as far as any additional movement is concerned. So they popped them off, scraped away the adhesive, polished my teeth, and added a permanent retainer to the back of my bottom teeth. There is still some periodontal work to be done for a slight issue with the gums around one bottom incisor, but tomorrow I get my retainers for wearing at night for the rest of my life in time for our move. Go back and take a look at the work from start to finish by clicking on the "braces" label. Not too shabby!