Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Orthodontist Experience

Today was the big day. Last night Claire said that she wished that she could skip Wednesday and I asked why. She said because she wanted to skip the orthodontist. Imagine her disappointment when I told her it was today. She was very nervous, but was a little better this morning.

The staff at the office is great! They explained each and every step before they even tilted the chair back. Claire was very comfortable by the time she opened her mouth. It took very little time even though Dr. Hannapel said it was difficult to get the expander into her small mouth (on a scale of 1-10 the severity of her case is a 9.8). I cannot say enough good things about this practice. Everything is top notch.

I have been keeping Tylenol in her all day and the only trouble she has had is with eating. We need to "turn" the expander once a day for 28 days. Then she will get 4 brackets on her front teeth to bring them back together. All in all it should be a 14 month process.Sometimes Claire is much tougher than I expect her to be. Today was definitely one of those days. She totally surprised me. Love you, tough girl!

1 comment:

Deborah- said...

Way to go Claire!