See? Now why don't they market braces that way? It could change the stigma! Anyway, that's what I thought as I watched Lyns get her braces applied this morning. "They're so pretty!" I said. "Like jewelry for your teeth!"
She's been so excited for this for years, having grown up self-conscious about her teeth, and thus, her smile. Finally the day has come! She chewed gum right up until we walked into the office, and after spitting it out she said, "Well, the next time I get to chew gum I'll be old enough to date!"
Ummmm...yikes. When you put it that way...
Only the top braces were put on today, with the lower teeth getting bejeweled in 10 weeks. I think she looks beautiful, and even more grown up, ironically. And so, it begins.