Thursday, January 5, 2012
Let's Brace Ourselves!
Our 12-year-old, Big Guy, had a huge change today: BRACES! Initially, I think he was excited for this day to come. His orthodontist feels the best plan of action is to use an apparatus called the "Herbst Appliance" (photo and info here). At our appointment today, Big Guy only had the top braces "installed". He'll go back in a few weeks to have the bottom piece of the appliance put in, then receives the arms of the Herbst Appliance (they look more like shock absorbers to me!) next month.
By bedtime tonight, the excitement has worn down. Big Guy said that he can't wait to get his braces off. Um, dude, you've only had them on for 8 hours! This may be a long, long road full of many chocolate milk shakes and Advil...for both of us!