So I’m kinda working backward on all the news that is fit to print…er…type around Chaos here. We covered Halloween and I’m working on a Camporee recap, but I just need to make sure the first foray into braces gets put down onto paper…screen.

So, most of you have seen the new hardware in Em’s mouth in person and some of you have just seen this snapshot, taken five minutes after Dr. Sui finished installing her brackets.

Okay, now I know this is weird, but check out her teeth there…and then look at them here…just a week later.


Can you see the difference?! It is INSANE how quickly her teeth have moved. She told us occasionally that her teeth hurt a little bit, but I wasn’t really taking her that seriously. The Sunday after she got them on, we had just returned from Camporee and she was lying on my lap, she said, “I think my teeth have already moved, Mama.”

“BABY, you’ve had your braces on for two days…I doubt…OH MY GOODNESS!” as I’m peering into her mouth, “Your teeth have moved!”

It has been a learning experience for all of us. She is REALLY dedicated to brushing and flossing and is diligent about her list of what she can and can’t eat. Of course…it hasn’t even been two weeks yet. So, we’ll just have to see.

2 thoughts on “Smile.

  1. I know that Zoe will be following in Emma’s footsteps (I read you and know where I”m going!).
    Glad to hear that even though the braces seem to be working quickly there isn’t TOO much pain.
    I’m sure she would have pressed the issue if it was horrible.


  2. I am sure it helps to see such fast progress and without too much pain. I am sure she will continue to be diligent with her brushing and flossing.

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