Last summer we started the process of getting Kazia ready to have braces. She first had to get an appliance put in on her upper teeth and adjusted to help widen her upper jaw. This process was done to make room for her teeth to straighten out for when the braces would go on. She had lots of crowding and teeth growing in funny directions.
It took quite a few weeks of making adjustments and turning the appliance before they were aligning correctly. Once her upper and lower jaw aligned better, and there was room for the crooked teeth to straighten, she had to wait on a couple of her lower baby teeth to fall out. The initial plan was to have them pulled, but they started getting wiggly just before her alignment check, so we just had to wait. Those two bottom teeth finally came out and we were able to get her braces on this past weekend.
She was super excited, but also really nervous. Although, once the dental hygienist explained the process to her she was able to relax and went through the whole process like a champ.
She asked to have blue and teal on her braces.
We started by grabbing a quick pre braces portrait with her new Fuggler she bought herself (by the way, that is supposed to be a mix of “Funny Ugly Monster”), and its smile seems to match hers pretty well.
The format has changed for our scheduled 10 on 10 blog post circle to a simpler format, just documenting our daily lives and sharing it with you all.
Some months we may have a lot to share with you, and maybe other months we won’t! But we want to share our Documented Days with you all so here we are.
Head on over to Adriana’s blog and check out what she has to share with you this month. Once you follow through all the blog posts (and hopefully share some love with all the artist’s), you should end up back here, that’s when you know you’ve done a full circle.