Don't let the smile fool you. This has NOT been a good day for Daughter. As you can see, she got her braces today. And the palatal expander, which is giving her a lot of trouble. She's having a hard time swallowing, thus eating, and also talking with the new appliance in the roof of her mouth. She has a lot of spit in her mouth. Within an hour of getting the braces on her teeth, three of the bottom brackets popped off so we had to go back in and have those put back on and get a new bottom wire. Now the braces are making her mouth sore. She's frustrated. I'm frustrated. There have been tears (from both of us!). It has been a rough day.
I know that in a couple of days things will get better, and I keep telling her that (so it better be true, dammit!). It's just breaking my heart to see her go thru this. I'd rather just do it for her. Is that an option?