Tuesday, May 24, 2011

happy day

This is Mason on Sunday.

On Monday, he had a very exciting visit to the orthodontist.

Can you see the difference?

Thank you, Dr. Fruge, for the beautiful smile!


They gave him a bag of candy tied to balloons to celebrate!

He is a very happy boy. :)



45 comments:

  1. Oh WOW!!! He looks great! What a handsome young man! How long did he have to wear the braces for?

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  2. Love his smile in the last picture. So Happy!

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  3. Beautiful! he looks like one amazing young man!

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  4. Awww, I remember when my kiddo got her braces off, she was sooo happy! He is a cute kid!

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  5. What a great post and smile!

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  6. He looks very handsome and does have a beautiful smile!

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  7. Yay for new smiles! I never had braces but I hear that brace-less teeth are like heaven!!!!

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  8. How awesome! I love his smile! He is so handsome!

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  9. YAY! I remember that feeling of getting my braces off. Bet he is super happy. He's a handsome boy with a great smile!

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  10. Congrats!! I still remember the day I got my braces off, my teeth felt so slick and weird. He looks great. What a great smile, both before and after!!

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  11. What a great smile!! He looks awesome!

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  12. Yay! I remember how awesome it felt to get my braces off. I'm so happy for him, and he has a great smile! Enjoy those teeth! :)

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  13. Boys are so much fun at that age.

    What a cute guy!

    =)

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  14. That is certainly a very happy day! I remember when mine came off- it was a bit strange at first but I was so very happy!

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  15. What a wonderful smile!! And that candy is the perfect way to celebrate :) Tell him to wear his retainer!! I didn't because I hated it and was sick of braces... and my teeth have shifted a lot!

    Happy day!

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  16. Awesome! What a great feeling it must be for him to finally get those off! I remember that feeling all too well! Fabulous smile!

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  17. I am sure he is delighted to get those braces off finally!

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  18. How exciting! We will be in that chair in a few years :)

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  19. Oh my goodness, I remember this day like it was yesterday, but it was really ohhh let me count... 10 years since I got my braces off. I was SO EXCITED and afterwards, my teeth felt so BIG and slimy!

    How exciting for him to have a brand new metal-free smile! He'll be showing it off a lot!

    So wonderful that you documented the journey too. It's a milestone!!

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  20. Oh gosh - I know that felt good. I had way too much metal in my mouth growing up!

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  21. aw he looks so happy! I love the bokeh in the background of the first shot!

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  22. Yay! He has a great welcoming smile. Funny they gave him candy haha. Gotta keep the dentist in business ;)

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  23. Just look at that beautiful smile! With the braces off, he looks even more handsome. :)

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  24. He does look fantastic and super happy! I love even more the look on the face of the assistant while she 'patiently' waited for you to capture the moment with your camera. Made me giggle.

    No doubt there will be many such background expressions captured as I chronicle my daughter's milestones with camera. We rarely go anywhere without it!

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  25. Congratulations! Beautiful smile. :)

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  26. yeah - you're such a good momma with the candy prize!! I can still remember my first meal sans braces mmmm!

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  27. Congrats! Our ortho does the candy bag and balloons too...what an awesome day:)

    Tiffany

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  28. YAY!!! I remember that day for me. It was SO nice to finally get those braces off. I'm sure he's been counting the days.

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  29. beautiful smile .... thats the road I'm headed down in the next few years with my boy :)

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  30. Yay!! I remember my sister when she had braces.. what a hassle to eat and brush each and every single space in between the braces. But all worth it in the end right? Look at his awesome smile! So.. is it retainer time? ;p

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  31. Yay for gettings his braces off! And they did their job! And super double yay for candy ;)!

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  32. YAY! Goodbye braces. I love his after smile! Sensational! He looks so grown up!

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  33. oh goodness he is looking like a young adult! what a cute smile! love they give them candy, that is sweet!

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  34. OK I'm back! I finally figured out a way to sign.

    YES!!!

    These were just incredible Deb. Mason is the most handsome young man.

    Watch out, you are in trouble.

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  35. I bet he is so happy. I had to laugh that you can tell they are orthodontists and not dentists with a giant bag of candy like that. Ha Ha.

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  36. Hi Deb! I'm a new follower. I found you from a comment you left on my blog. I love your pics and how you celebrated your son getting his braces off. My oldest gets his on tomorrow!

    Lisa (a-lens-with-a-view.blogspot.com)

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  37. funny how they are suddenly willing to pose for pics when the braces come off! same over here...

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  38. Oh my goodness!!! How happy he must be!!! I love that you took pics at the dentist :D

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  39. What an exciting day!! Love that new smile!

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  40. Beautiful!
    My oldest is getting hers on next month -- :D

    http://aissafamily.blogspot.com/

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  41. How wonderful to end up with such a beautiful smile! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!!
    p.s. the girls will be after this handsome boy;-)

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  42. What a handsome young man with a gorgeous smile:)

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  43. He looks great! LOVE the bag of candy - too fun! :D

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