Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On the personal front...

Today was a big day in our house.  Bright and early my girls had appointments at the same time to go to the orthodontist.   Samantha has had braces for a little over a year and a half, and today she got them off!!!  Her smile is bright, straight, and beautiful.
 
While she was getting her hardware off, Sara was getting hers on!  Done with one, and on to another.  Sara has a lot of work ahead of her because she sucked her thumb until she was almost 6.  We tried to get her to stop.  Really we did!  Sara first had a palate spreader put in.  This is an awful contraption that goes across the roof of her mouth.  We had to use a little wire to turn the "key" on her palate spreader, which did exactly that...spread her palate.  Today she got her top 4 teeth bracketed.  In a couple months she'll get the palate spreader out and a tongue crib in.  This is another contraption that will "retrain" her tongue movements, because her tongue goes into the gap between her top and lower teeth, which keeps them from growing in properly.  Then when her front 4 teeth are straight she'll get a retainer.  THEN when she's about 12 she'll get her full set of regular braces.  ugh!  Lots of work to be done here, but it will be so worth it in the end.  Here's a pic of Sara just getting started with her braces today...
There's my morning, and there's my girls and the story of their teeth.  lol.  Fascinating, no?

Beads, beads, oh glorious beads!!!!  :)  I have THREE orders on their way to me in the mail.  Waiting on pins and needles to get them in.  I've got some good stuff coming up!!!

4 comments:

Roberta said...

Teeth. The bane of our existence!

My 11 year old grandson is in the dentists chair all the time. And it is so expensive now. It always was but now even more so!

I don't even want to think about it if he needs braces!

Carol said...

Hi Girls!! Speaking as someone who has NO teeth, YOUR teeth are beautiful!!

BTW, My capsha word is griny

Jan said...

Oh my what a lot of work and expense. I wish my parents could have afforded braces for me, I have such crooked teeth. Your girls are so cute!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

At least your girls are smiling! It is a long road but like you said so worth it in the end!