The big day is here, freedom at last from the metal mouthful.
Off came Zac's braces, and out came the granny smith apple! He will go back in one week for his retainer fitting. One would hope that my example of what NOT to do with a retainer (stop wearing it and watch all your teeth go back where they wanted to be in the first place) will impact how Zac chooses to cooperate with his retainers.
Peter's comment when Zac came home without braces, "Zac, you look WEIRD without braces!"