Saturday, July 18, 2009

Brace yourself!

I finally took the plunge and took Tim to an orthodontist because I was concerned about his overbite (notice the teeth resting on his lip!). In May he had some x-rays, measurements, molds etc. and it was determined that he would need braces. He has some teeth not growing in straight and those have braces and he also needs to wear head gear to help align his jaw. On Thursday he went in and had his braces put on. He'll need to wear them about two years.

He chose some lovely colors, red green blue and silver. You can't tell in the picture (even the colored picture doesn't show the colors well.) Of course Dad had to take him to Toys R Us to buy a Star Wars clone.
Let's hope all of this works.

take care,
Dawn

9 comments:

SmilingSally said...

Oh it'll work. My daughter's children have all had braces, and I've watched as each one develops the nicest smiles.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Tell Tim I am going to call him
"tin grin " ! LOL .
Glad to hear from you Dawn.I am so behind in my visiting!

Debi said...

Yeah, I think you can be pretty confident that it will work. Annie's had hers for about a year now, and it's amazing to see the difference. She had pretty big bite problems, too, as well as huge gap problems. I think Tim will be happy in end! (One thing Annie has loved has been having her bands match the holidays...like red and green for Christmas, etc.)

All that said, man, it hurts the old bank account, doesn't it?!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Have no fear... you bet it works, Dawn! I wore a mouth full of metal for three long years, and it worked beautifully. What a cute boy, and his smile will be even cuter after the metal disappears! :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Dawn. Oh, bless lil Tim's heart! I understand. Our daughter had to have braces - her teeth were so crowded and had four permanent teeth pulled to get everything straightened out with the braces.
He sure is a little cutie!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Judi said...

Thats good. He'll be happy he wore braces. My eldest son wore them and they made such a difference and he's very particular about his teeth and happy they are as they are.
The 2 years will pass quickly...nice he could choose colours too.
hope you are having a great weekend
Judi

Beverly said...

Good for you and Tim. You, for being such a great mom, and Tim for being brave. I know his mouth must be sore about now.

The end result will be worth the effort.

Lorrie said...

Hi Dawn, The braces will definitely be worth it, and since all the kids have them, he'll just be one of the crowd!

Neabear said...

I had braces and headgear when I was growing up. Had to wear the headgear 16 hours a day. I was allowed to have it off during the school day.