Finally, four to six months after they were supposed to be removed, Chace’s braces are gone!! He could have had them off before Christmas, but no! I guess he thought that the dentist was just kidding when he told him to wear the rubber bands. Or maybe he just thought it was optional. I don’t know! Anyway, they are finally gone now – and oh my! I can’t get over how great his teeth look, I’m such a proud mama!! He seems to be so much older now, I get a glimpse of those smooth pearly whites and I see the man that he is fast becoming. sniffsniff….seems like just yesterday he was at the dentist for his first major dental work at 3 years old wearing the orange smelly nose and enjoying a little laughing gas. Time has shifted into fast forward!