Back in October, we were informed of the possibility of orthodontia. We made the appointment and the orthodontist said he hardly ever puts braces on 10-year-olds. Except for when they have a problem that will get worse if they wait.
The Princess has a gargantuan permanent back tooth that is stuck up in her head. It is the size of 3 of her baby teeth. If we don't make room for it, some horrible thing that I don't remember might happen. So, we have to pull 2 baby teeth and get the braces on pronto.
Oh, and spend $6000.
Now, follow my logic: if we pull them on the first day of her break, she won't have to dread it the rest of the break. It will be behind her. Right?
You might recall from her last appointment, she really didn't like the "squirt" (the one with the needle). We prayed about it. We talked to anyone who might listen at the dentist's office about it. You know what? The squirt was no big deal. She sailed right through it.
Pulling 2 teeth that ARE NOT LOOSE from the head of a child is pretty close to torture. Forget that waterboarding stuff...pull the bad guys' teeth.
Bless her little heart, she was shaking in the chair sobbing. Sobbing. I had to sit on my hands so that I wouldn't rip the torture device from the dentist's hand.
Let me just show you the immovable beasts that were trapped in my sweet child's noggin...
Look at these babies!! I mean that literally. They are baby teeth!!You can thank me later for the grayscale. I am sparing you from gore that might otherwise ruin your day.
She bled for 2 hours. She was not able to eat. She has holes the size of dimes in her mouth.
The only thing that she thought might possibly make her feel better was a manicure. (Actually a manicure/pedicure, but I had to draw the line.)
The Princess would like for you all to see the results.
What do you think the cure-all for her braces will be?
Tune in on January 21, 2008...