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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Braces

We entered a new phase around here. The phase of orthondontia. Pippi has mixed feelings about getting braces. On the one hand she wanted them on so she could start the process of fixing her overbite (plus, all her friends have them). Now that they're on though she's lamenting the things she won't be able to eat and the extra work involved in brushing them. Besides, 2 and 1/2 years looks like quite a long time when your standing at the beginning of it.

I don't know how well you can tell in the picture, but the bands around the brackets are colorful. She chose blue and green to start with. In two months, when she goes back, she can pick different colors. Her friends have already figured out how they plan to coordinate their bands with the year (red and blue for fourth of July and so forth).

Right now she only has the top set on, she'll get the bottom on in 8 or 9 months.

In the meantime, I think need to sell a lot of books to help pay for all this new hardware.
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3 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

I had mine when I was 30 and loved picking the colors for my rubber bands! she looks cute!

Christine M said...

Thanks, PJ. She's still getting used to them - but it's only the first day.

Vivian said...

Man, how braces have changed since I was in middle schooll. They had to hammer a metal band onto each tooth! Okay, slight exaggeration with hammer, but aargh!

Sounds like fun coordinating colors--Pippi looks great.