I had braces from August 2008 until recently. During that time, I went in for cleanings every 3 months instead of my usual six-I started with only one cavity; I wanted to finish that way too! Between the cleanings and the orthodontist appointments, I accumulated a lot of dental swag. I finally told them to stop giving it to me. Here's part of my dental collection, with two of my four retainers thrown in for fun.