Sunday, February 12, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

K has been chomping at the bit (so to speak) to get braces. I did not want to start orthodontic treatment knowing that we might move. It looks like we will be in Atlanta for at least another 18 months so I decided to go ahead and get with the treatment. K was so excited, thinking that she would soon be sporting colorful new braces.  Things did not quite work out as she anticipated.  For the next year she has to wear an appliance called a herbst.  It is kind of like the modern day equivalent of head gear.  It looks horribly uncomfortable to me.  The goal is to move her lower jaw forward (she has a slight over bite.)  She will then wear braces for a year.  She has really been a good sport once she got over the initial shock that she would be wearing something in her mouth that is similar to a horse bit for the next year.

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