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I took off my braces by myself — after they were stuck in my mouth for 11 years

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She had a dental breakdown.

Danielle Ashley, 30, was so tired of her braces that she claims she ripped them off of her pearly whites herself.

The TikTok user shared a video on the platform — which has since scored over 7 million views since Nov. 19 — explaining that she reportedly removed her brackets after 11 years.

In the viral clip, Ashley showed off her metal-free mouth, revealing rows of teeth with what looked like marks remaining from her braces.

However, after holding up a tube of toothpaste, she showed off a more cleaned-up smile.

“I removed my own braces after having them for ELEVEN YEARS!!! 😳😭🙌🏽,” she captioned the snap, adding hashtags including #enoughisenough and #donottrythisathome.

In a follow-up video, Ashley unveiled what her teeth looked like pre-braces.

She admitted that she was 19 years old when she got them. “I was young, dumb, and just doing stuff to be doing it,” she said, revealing what appeared to be properly aligned teeth.

“I got down on hard times, loss [sic] my insurance and just never got back on my dental plan. Now I’m 30 trying to correct an 11-year-old mistake,” Ashley added.

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Ashley ripped off the braces that had been fused to her teeth for over a decade.
TikTok/@datoxicboss

Viewers were confused, pointing out that she had “perfect teeth” prior to her orthodontia.

“You didn’t even need them in the first place, your teeth are great,” one person commented.

Another user scribed: “I just don’t get it 😳 your smile was perfect 🤔.”

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The TikTok user posted a video of her metal-free mouth, as well as a clip of what her teeth looked like before her trip to the orthodontist.
TikTok/@datoxicboss

Dr. Sara Girgis Iskaros, a pediatric dentist at Carter Smile in Madison, New Jersey, told The Post there is no “normal time” for one’s braces to be left on their choppers because each person’s case varies.

But she also offered a stern warning about the dangers of leaving them on for too long.

“The longer you have braces on, the higher your chances are for gum disease, cavities and gingivitis,” she said.

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Ashley was 19 years old when she first got braces — and she finally took them off herself when she was 30.
TikTok/@datoxicboss

She also explained how it’s “not safe” to take off braces on one’s own.

“I know some people have them on for about 18 months, and others like me have had braces for close to four years,” Iskaros pointed out. “The braces are used for correcting the alignment of teeth to help with function, esthetics or both.”

“You can cut your gums or even fracture your tooth,” she said, adding that it’s best for a skilled orthodontist to carefully remove the wires.

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