|Val's normal resting face and two front teeth|
Val said she was ready, so we did it. She walked out of the consultation with a new smile. She chose blue and orange bands because those are the colors of her new school! Bottom braces to come at a later date.
The first day was rough. She complained all day about her teeth hurting. They put a power chain across them to tuck those front teeth back first before anything really bad happens. I know it isn't quite what she expected. I was worried that maybe it was too soon. Maybe she wasn't ready. Every day has been a little bit better. The wires were poking out the back braces and scratching the inside of her cheek, so we had that fixed today. Val said it was much better, but her teeth are still very sore.
I know it's an adjustment and she has to get used to them. And she will get used to them in time. I had braces for two years and don't remember much, other than it took a week or so to forget I had them. It was well worth it in the long run, so I hope it is worth it for my Val Gal too!!