Monday, July 15, 2013

A Metal Mouth To Be

Before you get braces on your teeth, you always think it's cool to get them. As you can see from the photo below, Little K has her fingers crossed that she will get braces TODAY. 

Our orthodontist says (like her dad), K has a small jaw & nice, big teeth. The docs don't break your jaw like they used to. Instead, they'll likely put a spacer on the roof of her mouth & on the bottom. That'll expand the jaw so that when the rest of her adult teeth come in, there will actually be room for them. The braces will direct the adult teeth that are already in on where they should stay once there's more room in that mouth. 

K is a bit disappointed that she isn't walking out today with a mouth full of metal but we will in two weeks. Let's see how long her excitement about orthodontics lasts. 

Until the next nap time...

1 comment:

Silvia Ballard said...

What was the reason for the hold-up? Too bad, she really looked like she was ready to get one. Have you mentioned to her that once she has braces, she'd have to go the dentist at least once a month, and that she's gonna have it for a while? I think she's focused on the payoff, perhaps seeing other people of her age got one. That's a positive way to look at it, I guess.
Silvia Ballard @ KelleherOrtho.com