Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Aidan was out of school for teacher inservices so we took the opportunity to have him evaluated by an orthodontist. 

Last month at Aidan's regular dental appointment Dr. David noticed that as Aidan's adult teeth are coming in his bite is really off.    He has some top teeth in font of his back teeth and some behind them.  He has 2, possibly 4 teeth that have fused together.  Also, as his teeth grow in they don't have room so he will have a palate expander for the next year to increase the space for his teeth.

In the upcoming weeks he will have 3 yippee more doctor's appointments to take pictures, place expander bands and make casts for a palate expander, on the final appointment they will place the palate expander and a partial row of top braces to get his teeth in line.  Once his teeth are straightened he will wear a retainer only at night to keep them in line until he looses all his baby teeth at around age 13 at which time he will have a full set of braces.

As the girls were in preschool,  I took the opportunity to have a date with my sweet 8 year old after his appointment.   He chose our county museum for the morning then to walk around a park with a nice lake.  It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed some Mom and Aidan time.

Hopefully this time next year all those teeth will be lined up all nicely! Even with an overbite I think he is the most handsome 8 year old on the planet.


Sarah Marie said...

yes, he is very handsome. :) and very sweet as well.

Jenny Draeger said...

Agreed! I bet he loved having special time with you even though he's older.

Lori said...

Sounds like Aidan has a mouth full teeth about like Charlie's. Charlie has only lost his front bottom 4 so far - so we are hoping that things can work themselves out a little, but I am not expecting much.
- Glad you got to enjoy a day with your boy =)

Renee said...

Dadgum, they sure do start early with the teeth straightening out business, don't they? Guess that means it's time for Jack to go to his ortho :)

Smilen Champ said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Aidan is handsome, and has a great smile. The girls are beautiful and have pretty smiles. They are inspirational hero's. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and love it when people sign my guestbook. I also have developmental delays.