Now you see 'em

and now you don't! I really can't believe that I forgot to post this sooner! I am such a slacker-forgetful mom.

Lauren had braces put on March 5th. Her teeth were getting that crowded, snaggly, expensive-needing-braces look. The dental clinic on base agreed to put them on her, with a plan of four to six months to straighten those babies. We were so thankful since I have heard that getting into the orthodontic program is hard, and we wanted to get this taken care of while it is free overseas (well, not really free...it is part of our benefits).

She was so excited to get them. She really didn't experience much pain since she only had them placed on four front teeth. She thought that the best part was choosing the colors-she chose red in March and light blue in April. I didn't get a picture of the red, but they were easier to see.

After April, Lauren didn't get to make another color choice since those teeth had straightened and braces were no longer required! We felt so blessed that we had probably saved thousands of dollars by this two-month investment. Lauren had them removed in early May. What a fabulous smile!
Since I just haven't made it to the third floor to upload more pictures, let's see what other cute pictures I have overlooked! I'll have a look soon....details to follow.....

4 fabulous friends:

Bilary said...

What a cutie! I am not looking forward to the braces. Ugh, one more expense...They are worth it though!:)

LiteralDan said...

Wow, I was gonna say that there's no way you'd get out in 4-6 months, and then you said she was done! Maybe her teeth weren't as scattered as mine and my brothers'.

Rhea said...

Lauren has a great smile! That's so nice she didn't need them for very long. Is she wearing a retainer now?

My eleven year old is getting braces in the next couple of weeks. He is very excited. He has to wear them about a year and it costs over $5000.00

You don't know how lucky you are!

Andrea said...

I had braces for a year and a half, I believe. I guess they looked worse than they really were--however, we hopefully have set them on the correct path and we won't need to put them on later.

While we are overseas the orthodontics are free (hence the program is really hard to get into), and when we are back stateside I think we will pay half. Rhea...$5000.00...I know that is painful, but so worth it. I think that a smile is one of a persons' best asset.

No retainer necessary. The dentist just took them off and it was like they were never there.