Since our little man's adult teeth have started growing in it was apparent that he would need braces.... BRACES! These things are known to be more expensive than my first car! Start saving up now is what I was told by family and friends, take out a loan, hope you have dental insurance..... Yadda Yadda Yadda. Fortunately enough, there were only 6 braces/brackets needed (for now) and the cost was under $250 after insurance! (A big thank you to the local orthodontist who actually gave over a 50% discount and is known for doing work for free, Dr. Ball, you are amazing and appreciated!!!) Well, it turns out his teeth are actually too crowded in the front not allowing numbers 7 & 10 to grow in properly. Numbers 8 & 9, his two front teeth, are too far apart and crooked. Then Numbers 5,6 and 11,12 are to be pulled back a little as well to make room.
His reaction to the whole thing: "Thank you SSSSOOOO much mommy for letting me get braces!!!" Our child WANTED braces! He thinks it looks cool and says all his friends are going to want them now. LOL. Really? Don't get me wrong, I was that girl who was attracted to the boys with braces or glasses.... (His dad actually had braces when I first met him in high school, lol). But that it looks cool? Ok buddy, if you say so! :)) I'm just happy that it will help take care of his snaggle tooth and gap and allow his teeth to grow in!!!! Intense before pictures were taken by the dentist with these crazy lip holders to only see the teeth. I can't wait to see how great his teeth look in 6-7 months! He was happy to pick out a color for his bands too! Red, of course, his favorite color! :))