Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Braces

So yesterday we went to the Orthodontist for Keeks normal check up, or so I thought.  We came outta there with braces.  So the gist of it is, besides the fact that she has issues with crowding she also has an under bite.  The Ortho thought it would be a good idea to put her in early braces and head gear to pull out her upper jaw so that she doesn't have issues with it later when it's more difficult to fix.

So the first stage is making room and aligning the top row of teeth so that the head gear can do it's magic.  She'll be in the braces for about a year and then a retainer.  Then when she's older they will determine if she needs a full set of braces.

And if you can't tell from the picture, she is super excited.  What kid is excited about braces?  KiKi, thats who!

Oh and we all know how colorful this little girl can be, so would it surprise you that she has a mouth full of color?  We love you Keeks, you're such a cute brace face!!!

5 comments:

Clayton and Niki said...

What?? Braces? I was shocked when I saw that picture. I didn't even know you guys were considering putting her in braces yet. She looks so stinkin cute. And I'm on her side. I would have LOVED braces. I wanted them so bad growing up. Ken, you look adorable!

Carroll Family said...

They look GREAT!!! My girls will be jealous - they want braces so bad! I have to admit - I wanted them, too (they sparkled!)

Van and Rhonda said...

Well Miss Kenley ~ I was shocked to see your sweet picture! You look adorable. Just hope you don't need them as long as nannie had them. 5 1/2 years is a LONG time to be in braces. You won't have them that long it's just because I have OLD people teeth and it takes longer. :) You look darling and I am glad you are all excited about them. Make sure you brush really really good! I love you Ken! Nannie

heather said...

hi Kenley! I like your braaces. (apparently the spelling is intentional and should be said like that, "braaaaces") silly girls!

Mamma Corleone said...

What??? My 11 year olds are BEGGING to get braces, but they ortho is making them wait. As a side note, I had braces for 4 years. FOUR YEARS!!! Ahhh! Nightmare.