Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The girl with the rainbow smile

Well, that's what it was supposed to be, but the colours aren't quite bright enough to pull it off.

Yesterday was "B" Day. Yep, my kid now has braces. She has known for a long time she was getting them, and now they are here.

She has always been brave, never feeling embarassed or worried about it. In fact, she has been looking forward to them. She also knew they were going to hurt, but figured it didn't matter.

What we didn't count on was that she can't eat. She is not allowed to bite anything with her front teeth, instead putting a small amount into her mouth and chewing with her back teeth. So, the problem? Her back teeth don't touch each other now. Because the braces prevent an overbite, the back teeth don't meet and therefore the food doesn't have the opportunity to find itself between mashing teeth.

And, last night, although I chopped her food into bite sized portions, she found it unbearably painful to bite down on said back teeth. So, she only had some mashed fruit and cheesecake with icecream. Today for lunch she has chopped fruit with a bit of custard, and a sandwich with the crust cut off she can tear up.

One of the coloured pieces came unstuck yesterday too. I phoned the dentist and they said it would be okay until next Friday when she goes back for a check up. She has to be careful of course so it doesn't break the wire, but it shouldn't cause a problem.

Anyway, today she is more positive, and is quite happy with the colours - red, yellow, pastel green and pale blue. Looks good. See below...


Leanne said...

well that certainly brings back memories!! Don't worry the pain will settle in a few days, and Neurofen will help with it in the mean time.

At least Missy wasn't fighting them, so thats a good thing. Good luck with the eating.

Anonymous said...

sam looks cute.jelly always good
love wally

Chris H said...

Awesome colours!
Bugger about the braces stopping her from eating.. hell! Maybe I could get some????
I wouldn't mind the cheesecake and icecream, my scales would though. *darn*

Butterfly Kissez said...

Oh yeah I remember those things well! Painful teeth for a few days but getting to eat lots of ice cream instead! And the same again every month when they tighten them up...painful teeth for a day or two...the colours look great! I remember when Daughter No. 2 had braces she had the rainbow coloured bands and she loved them! But yeah she does look really cute with them =)

*supes* thats what I feel like eating right now lol!

SOL's view said...

Ow. Looks painful just looking at the photos. The results will be worth it though, right? =)

Lol. **atehessi**

ate something, that's for sure!