Sorry I have been behind on Anthony’s braces/palate expander updates. A lot has happen! So I thought I would give a summary of what has gone on from the beginning. And show “before” pics and videos so you can see the huge change that has occurred in the past few months.
The video below was taken 5 days after Anthony got his palate expander
And here is a pic of Anthony’s teeth from the beginning, to the end of turning the expander.
Anthony has had his palate expander for 5 months, and has done amazing with it. He says most of the time he doesn’t even feel it in his mouth and can basically eat anything he wants to.
Last month he got his top braces put on. He did fantastic with it, and I am shocked at how quickly his teeth became straight. He did have some pain when his front teeth were twisting into place, but once it was done, the pain went away. You can see the big changes in these pics here.
A couple days ago we went to the orthodontist, and Anthony had his first braces adjustment. He did super well. They put a thicker gauge wire in, his wires now go all the way back to his metal bands, and they also put a rubber cover on the back wires so they don’t hurt the sides of his cheeks. He also picked red, black, and green bands. =-) He looks so cute!
You can watch Anthony’s video here and see what he thinks about it all.
Next month Anthony will be getting his bottom braces put on and we are both excited. He has some major over crowding on the bottom. And the month after that, he gets his expander out!!