Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Heavy Metal

Who says metal isn't cool?

For the next year Aidan will be sporting a little more metal.  He had his palate expander and top braces placed yesterday.  He did really well as the orthodontist placed all the appliances.  Thankfully he isn't in too much pain (yet).  We will give him a few days to get used to the palate expander before beginning our daily turning of the key to open it up.  Oh won't that be fun?  
Super proud of you big brother!


Kim said...

If you read horror stories online about the palate expander - take them with a grain of salt. I read some that scared me for my son, but the palate expander was a piece of cake. His speech adjusted within the first day or so and he never really acted like the expanding hurt him.

When my older son goes for a "tightening" of his braces I try to give him ibuprofen before the appointment and then through the first day. Staves off A LOT of discomfort.

Good luck to Aidan!!!!

Patti said...

oooh...ouch :/ but he sure looks happy anyway! :)

ch said...

He's so darn cute. I can't stand it.

And never mention that key again. Capital B barf.

EN said...

Wow - Mr. Brave! I'm impressed!!

Stephanie said...

You wear them well Aidan:))))

Lacey said...

Thank you for reminding me that I need to get Mondo into a orthodontist here and get his braces put on. Yuck!!