Saturday, January 10, 2015

Metal Mouth No More (1.6.15)

After 2 years in braces, Emerson finally finished phase 1 of his treatment.  He got them when he was 8.  That seems pretty young, but his treatment requires 2 phases.  Phase 1 was to correct his cross bite and he only had braces on his top teeth.  Phase 2 will happen when he is 12-13 years old and he will have a full mouth of metal.

This event wasn't supposed to happen until 1/28, but one of his brackets popped off earlier this week.  We went to the ortho on 1/6 to get it fixed, but he decided to take them off instead.  He was so close to removal anyway.  It just made sense.  Hmmm...  Maybe I should try that exit strategy?  I want my braces off too, dang it!