Friday aftenoon was a big day for Kippy. Her upper expanding retainer has done its job with making room on her upper pallet the past 6 months and was ready to be replaced by braces to pull her front teeth together to allow her eye-teeth to come in.
Kippy was really looking forward to getting braces, mostly because she was tired of her retainer which she said was too smelly, no matter how much she brushed it. She had 4 new brackets glued to her upper front teeth.A special ultra violet light was used to activate the bonding agent to her teeth.
Then there was some wait time for her everything to set up.
Kippy got to choose the color of the bands that went around each of the brackets. She picked blue and purple. When I asked her why she chose those colors, she just said 'cause I wanted to. Kippy also told me, "For Christmas, I am going to have red and green!"
She will have these braces on for 6-12 months depending upon how quickly her eye teeth come in. I am confident by then she will be very tired of keeping them clean.But for now, she is very excited about her shiny smile.