This is the day that we've been looking forward to...Patricia got her braces removed this morning! I have been documenting her journey with photos and I am making a small digital album for her, complete with journaling; not only my thoughts, but hers as well. I caputured everything...the joy and the tears. The photos of her tooth extractions, the pics where all she could eat was mashed potatoes and gravy-from KFC of course! LOL! And the pictures of when she had colorful rubber bands on her teeth. I thought I would share just a few photos with all of you and her grandparents and aunties,too.
ETA-I've been getting e-mails asking her age. Patricia was 10 when she got her braces. She is 12 now.
12-5-2006 This is a photo from our consultation appointment. The orthodontist took one look in her mouth and turned to me and said, "Wow." I knew we were in for a long ride. Trisha's mouth was just too small for her permanent teeth and they were coming in fast and causing crowding. I really didn't want to put braces on her teeth, but I didn't have a choice once I found out what her life would be like as she got older. Not pretty.
4-18-2007 This is the big day! She had a few teeth extracted and had worn the expander for a few months and today was the day she was getting braces. As excited as we were, our excitement turned quickly, because Trisha was in a fair amount of pain. She took it like a trooper and didn't complain...much. Her dad bought her a big ol' container of mashed 'taters n' gravy from KFC, because she couldn't chew at all. She was a happy camper then. ***You have to click on this photo to really see what we were attempting to correct.
3-18-2009 And here we are at the end of the journey! Look at those teeth! Trisha was supposed to wear her braces for three years and she finished up in just under two. Her orthodontist was very pleased at her progress and he is really pleased about the end result. So are we! Hey Mom and Lee...look at that smile!
Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...