Braces?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Braces?
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Tue, 01-08-2013 - 12:04pm

DS is getting braces this afternoon.  He's excited and nervous.  He's only 8, so I know it seems early.  He had to have one of his molars pulled last year because of the way the permanent tooth was pushing on it (it was slowly killing the baby tooth), so they tried to put a spacer in to keep the gap open for when the permanent tooth comes all the way in.  The spacer kept falling out, so now the gap has closed.  He'll be in braces to open up that gap, then we'll have to do "phase 2" when he's older.  He gets migraines, so I'm a little worried that he might worry himself into a migraine over the whole braces thing (and since he'll probably have a headache from the braces for the first two days anyway).  Does anyone else have experience with younger kids and braces?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
In reply to: jenastar
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 1:37pm
He's adjusting to having them OK. I think he'll be wearing them for at least eight months. So far, no migraines so that's good. He misses popcorn, though.
Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
In reply to: jenastar
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:15am

No one here needed braces. I hope he can get them out quickly.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
In reply to: jenastar
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:34pm
The no popcorn thing would be hard!!! I am glad he is adjusting well to them!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!