Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Braces Off!

Before:

After:

Brayden with all of his goodies:
Yeah for that new and improved smile! Can't get enough of it!

What a welcome change from last night today was for me. I knew I would have an hour and a half wait for Brayden to get his braces off and I contemplated trying to hit part of my Bible Study or running errands during that time. But, the reception staff never suggested I take off - and after seeing the cozy fireplace and adjacent deep leather chair, I never asked to. Instead, I retrieved the novel I'd started this weekend and soaked in the solitude. Who would have thought and orthodontist's office could offer such luxury for me.

Brayden and I ended up taking our time getting him back to the school. We got him his favorite lunch, visited Daddy at work, and cashed in the Fred Meyer gift cards he had earned from earning "Cool Cash" the incentive program offered through this orthodontist to brush well, arrive on time, and take care of equipment.

It was a special day spent with Brayden and I'm thrilled for those happy teeth. Three more days and counting!

5 comments:

Kelly said...

congrats on the braces coming off! i remember the day mine came off...years ago now...but i do remember.

finding solitude in the least expected places is such a treat. lately, between my own dr's appts. and my moms, i'm finding a good rest while waiting. i bring along my mp3 player and a good magazine and i'm all settled in. i get sad when they call me back! love the quietness to myself!

sounds like a 'fun' day that you took great advantage of!

Lois Lane II said...

Awww, I know he's so happy to have those braces off! I know I felt relieved when mine finally came off!

Thanks for stopping by! =) I'll have to check out the Martyr's Song series!

Anonymous said...

chele said...
Wow nephew, you look even more handsome than ever! Love that smile!!!
Congrats!!!

Growin' with it! said...

aww, so is he still running his tongue over his front teeth?! i remember how smooth mine felt after having metal on for so long. well, looks like this adventure is surely in our future...glad to see a boy can survive...and WAY to go brayden on earning the cool cash.

Beverly said...

What a beautiful smile! Sounds like a great day for both of you.