With all of the excitement (and let's face it, PAIN) that was the beginning of last week, I forgot to put up a post about Mikayla getting her braces off! She actually got to get them off a week early, as an opening happened with the orthodontist's schedule. She was so excited!
So, here's the picture taken before we went:
And the picture taken by the orthodontist when we were about to leave:
Of course, all of the posts I've put up in the last week have shown her without braces so you may have already noticed. Personally, I love it - but it ages her. All of a sudden, she's starting to look more pre-teen and less little girl.....sigh......
More than likely, she and Brayden both will experience a "Phase 2" of braces. Both of them required a "set one" to be put on just to move baby teeth around so they would accommodate the adult teeth needing to come in - but, hey, we can always hope for the best that it wouldn't be necessary!
When Mikayla was only two, she chipped two of her front teeth, which eventually resulted in them being "capped". The job that was done was less than perfect, as it made her teeth appear very greyish-blue. I was "vainly" sad about that, as she had such a great smile. So, nearly 8 years later - after eventually losing those teeth and having a mouthful of metal - we are finally able to see her teeth only accent her beautiful smile - FINALLY! Yippee Mikayla!