We met with an orthodontist the day after we got back from Disneyland to get an idea of what to expect in the next little while in regards to Lindsay’s teeth. A couple weeks before she had told me that when she bites down, her bottom teeth touch the roof of her mouth. Not good. So, after a good look from the orthodontist he said that braces on the top would be a good start for now. It would help with the overbite and help bring her two front teeth in. Then in a few years she would get braces on top and bottom to bring the teeth together.

She wasn’t excited about it at all, but I tried to get her to look forward to the colored rubberbands. It was a hard adjustment and still is, considering she’s lost 3 lbs since she got them on. We’re still working with her to chew her food faster so that she can eat more. It’s all in her head. The orthodontist gave us a list of foods she shouldn’t eat, and, well, there’s a lot on that list. I told her not to worry about it too much. There’s obvious things to avoid: popcorn, Now and Laters (I pulled my back bracket off with one of those one time) and anything super sticky. Everything else you can give it a try and see how it goes. Hopefully, it’ll get better.

The braces have worked really fast! After only 10 days, we noticed a huge improvement of the placing of her two front teeth. They are in more and closer together. It’s incredible what they can do. We’re excited for her to experience this painful, yet right of passage, experience. 🙂

Getting the brackets put on. Do you see the uncertainty on her face??