As you can tell from this picture, Jazzie is going to need braces. She has an overbite, a cross bite and major crowding. She's already had 10 teeth pulled (including an extra set of baby teeth) and before she gets her braces in January, two more teeth will be pulled in a couple of weeks.
When we were at the oral surgeon's office for a consultation this afternoon, the doctor went over the procedure with Jazzie and then asked her if she had any questions.
She looked at him and asked: "Have you ever messed up anyone's mouth?"
I suppose it IS a valid concern ;-)
At first Jazzie was not too happy about getting braces. She is actually MORE concerned with not getting perfect attendance at school than she is with getting her braces. When I picked her up a little early from school this afternoon to go to the doctor, she turned around at the school, waved and said: "Bye bye perfect attendance"....
She may not have been happy at first, but she has accepted it now and is taking it all in stride.