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...