Today the long awaited had come. After many days of counting down to December 16th, 9:00 had finally come. Isabella has been so excited about.......
getting her braces on her bottom teeth & getting an expander put on her top jaw. I know crazy!
Quote of the day:
One of our children dropped our camera...so we had sent it to be repaired. I got it yesterday and now....we have lines and bad lighting on 1/2 of our pictures...what a bummer. So please pardon the quality of the above picture. But it shows a good picture (if you can look between the lines) of her expander. You can also click on the picture to make it larger. This is cemented in to her upper back molars and every night for 32 days I will turn a key that will widen her jaw. To make room for teeth that are growing on top of each other.
Isabella was so brave. She did so well, and got through the whole ordeal with no tears. I was so glad she could endure the pain so well. There were so many steps in prepping her teeth for all the metal to go in. First they cleaned her teeth with chopped up lava rock. It was gritty and nasty. After that they put some kind of acid to dry out the teeth and then came the glue. Lots of glue and lots of pressure to push everything into place. Gums bleeding and lots of saliva. She sat in that chair for over an hour with her mouth wide open. The orthodontist thanked her for being so patient and cooperating. Dr. Burns told her some adults don't do as well as she did. Wow, what a compliment. So we went for a soothing ice cream treat from Mc D's and then back to school. The over-achiever is working hard for perfect attendance. So since she was present for the first hour of school and went back to school, the few hours Isabella was gone will not count against her.What a day. Glad it's done! Here she is with a mouth that is starting to get a little raw.
Quote of the day:
When I took Isabella back to school after her appointment, we stopped in the lunch room to say "Hi" to Jack. Who was sad when we had to leave.
At supper tonight:
Me: "Jack why did you have to cry when we left today?"
Jack: "Because I wanted you to stay the whole day."
Me: "Well what would I have done with Suzy and William if I stayed at school with you?"
Jack: "Stuff them in my locker."