Emma went for her first adjustment nearly two weeks ago but I’m just now getting around to giving you an update.
I thought I would tell you why I’ve been dragging on this particular post, but then I thought I might just show you.
Hey, Emma, let me get a picture of your teeth!
Emma! Take your shirt off your head!
Seriously, Em, come on!
This would only take a second if you’d just smile!
Let’s go over in the shade.
Emma! Let me see your face! Ok, 1, 2, 3, GO!
A real smile!
Put your hands down!
Open your eyes!
Sheesh. This was not our first attempt either. Keeping up with these updates may not be in my wheelhouse.
To recap progress:
First week of braces:
2 month update:
The good part: As you can see, it’s totally changing her looks. Her front gap filled in within the first month and her teeth are lining up quickly.
I’ve been amazed but she has had VERY little pain. She didn’t complain at all after her adjustment and has only complained a time or two about one of her bottom front teeth hurting under pressure.
The bad part: the fun of cleaning them with all the new fancy tools has lost all appeal which has meant more yelling *ahem* reminding and work from me.
What’s next: she gets her expander out at the end of the month at her next appointment and honestly, she was disappointed to hear it.
Thoughts so far: Besides the cleaning, this has been a very pleasant experience and I think we’re well on our way!
Now someone please tell me their kids are just as hard to photograph!