Thursday, November 26, 2009
Guess what happens on December 17th?
It's a very exiting day for Mr. Dovi.
He's getting his braces off!!!!
Huh? You ask. Didn't he just get them on last summer?
Why yes, he did get his uppers on over the course of last summer. A few brackets here, a few brackets there.
Then he got a tooth pulled this past summer to make a bit more room.
And let me tell you, those upper teeth look beautiful. Straight and perfect. Seriously amazing when we remember where he came from. I might ahve to ask the orthodontist for before and afters to show you all.
Well Dovi still doesn't have his bottom braces.
And he's not getting them.
We (and his wonderful orthodontist) have decided that the effort, pain, and frustration that will come along with the lower braces far, far, FAR outweighs the benefit that he would get from them. We'd have to pull at least three more teeth and put bands and brackets on every one of his teeth. Yikes. That would be absolutely terrifying.
So we're calling it.
Yes, he has an itty bitty crossbite.
Yes, one of his bottom teeth is not even-it's a bit behind the others.
Yes, it could be better.
But sometimes, you've gotta be happy with good enough.
And when Dovi smiles at you, his teeth look good enough. And good enough is good enough for us to not put Dovi through hours and hours of torture.
So on December 17th, Dovi's getting his braces off.
He is SO excited.