Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1 down.....3 to go.


Don't know if you remember...but back in December of 2008...but this little lady got braces on. I wrote about it here.




So one year and 3 months made a big difference on her little mouth.

The expander that she started with, we used to expand her upper palate...turning a key to widen it every night for about a month. Then when there was enough room her teeth started coming down & growing in. Then we had some straightening to do. I take that back...the ortho did. He put braces on...and wah la.......

Here she is today. The last day with braces. Waiting in the waiting room for them to come off. Lookin' pretty happy isn't she??

Now please...if you need a closer look at those pretty teeth...click on the picture~it will enlarge it for you. LOVE the new set of whites. Love that her bite lines up and her teeth are straight allowing her to chew off things now.

Here she is with the retainer in on the top....that will only have to be worn at night to make sure it's a good fit. She also has a retainer that is cemented in the bottom. 4 little brackets had to stay on some of the back teeth~Because the Dr. said...if he takes those brackets off-for sure those teeth would come out too. She has some very very loose teeth, ready to grow in her permanent teeth.

Here she is...braces free. SO awesome for her!!! We celebrated by letting her pick somewhere to go out to eat. She picked Wendy's! So we went in....and sat down for an extra bonus! It's so seldom that we go into a fast food restaurant. Even less that we eat out. (well except for Suzy-I guess...Shhhh...Don't tell the other kids) So they were very excited. William said as we were picking a seat. "WOW! Dad thank you so much for letting us come in to eat in here."

Sure! We like to spoil you - that meaning - we want the mess in the restaurant....not in the van.

And now get this....Jack starts his expander in JUNE! Yes that's right....1 down....3 to go.

9 comments:

sherri said...

How exciting for Isabella!! She is just beaming! What a beautiful girl.

Bobbie said...

Yeah!!!! I love her new smile!!!!
Better to get them all done now.....not fun as an adult!!!

Mary said...

She looks beautiful. It must be so rewarding to see those little girls turning from little cuties, to little beauties. I've probably said it before but you make me wish I had girls. Her smile is gorgeous.

cheryl said...

Congratulations Isabella! You do look very pretty. Didn't it almost make your teeth feel slimey because they were so smooth after the braces came off? :)

My Life said...

Oh she looks so pretty...it amazes me how well braces do work. So exciting. Well 3 more out to be fun...yikes. You might as well hand them your checkbook and say keep it!!! :) We have a couple kids who might be needing them soon. not looking forward to anything but when they come off. that will be great to see the difference. i got a dentist appt in the morning, extraction, crown ahhhhhh, welcome to being old!!! :)

rodnjess said...

isabella, your smile is lovely!!! <3

angie said...

I love all the freckles on your kids!

RosyRose said...

I love it:)Congrats!!Have fun eating anything you want Bella!!

Anonymous said...

i cant get over how much belle looks like Heather. What a beautiful youn lady you are. Love Aunt Melissa