Thursday, June 4, 2009

The day has FINALLY come.....

AJ IS GETTING HIS BRACES OFF!!!
CAN I GET A WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
In November 2007, we started the process. First with a pallet expander that was twisted every night for 3 weeks. That was as painful for me to do/watch as it was for him to go through. We cried and cried over this experience....EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!
Then we had to let everything expand and set for 5 months!!!
Then came brackets and wires. Power chains and adjustments. Tightening and cleaning. Braces wax and "christmas tree' brushes. Gray bands and colored bands. Fussing about not brushing. Loose brackets and pokey wires. Busted gums and canker sores.
FINALLY........
19 MONTHS LATER IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO COME OFF.... APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS EARLY AND WITHOUT RUBBERBANDS FOR CROSSBITE ISSUES THAT WERE CORRECTED WITH THE EXPANDER!!!
The date for removal is 6/18 at 10:30am!! They'll be taken off, his teeth will be cleaned really good and his permanent retainer will be put on bottom. He'll be molded for his top removable on at that time. It will be fitted a week later!!!
I DON'T KNOW WHO IS MORE EXCITED....ME OR AARON!!!


3 comments:

Debbie said...

My son is getting his off on the 19th at 10:30! We are so excited even though he is really cute with his braces!
:o)

Linda said...

I'm so happy for AJ. I grew up with crooked teeth, and always wanted braces. He's a lucky kid. Can't wait to see pictures of his straight teeth!

melissatash said...

Congrats to one of my fav teens!