Monday, April 23, 2007

Tin Grins Are In!!

This must be true, because Kelsey had her braces put on (I like to call it "installed") last Friday. Out of her group of friends, she was 4th out of the 6 of them to have them installed. Another friend found out just today that she also has to have her teeth straightened, or realigned, or whatever the terms are nowadays. Kelsey and I were just talking and laughing about the fact that the whole group of them minus one will have braces, and she said, "As if we all need braces". I can't imagine any other reason for them being put on, considering what they cost. So....I'm pretty sure you all need them. Anyway, her mouth has been pretty sore since Friday night, but she's persevering. She looks so cute (as if she wouldn't have!), and they actually make her look different. More mature or something. Not sure, but they do look good on her. She'll have to go for tightenings every 6 weeks or so, and at that time, she can choose a different colour to be put on. The first go-around is teal (as you can probably see in the picture), and she said next time will be either pink or purple. I'm sure there are some pretty interesting colour combinations, but I must say the coloured ones are sure different from the braces I was used to seeing as a teenager. Also, what's up with braces being installed at such a young age now? I'm not at all complaining, but years ago, kids were 14 or 15 when they were first put on, and now they're long removed by that age. It's good though because they don't have to go through too many years of high school with them on. Life is rough enough at that age.

Anyway....nothing more to report.

Take care all...


At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 6:16:00 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

She does look alot older! Love them. I knew she would rock her braces!!

Cant wait to see the next color installment.

I hope her mouth feels better soon.

At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:08:00 AM, Anonymous Gramma said...

Kelsey looks great! She will be more beautiful than ever once all the pinks and blues are uninstalled. I hope you feel better now. They kind of make you feel miserable at first. Just remember if they hurt they are working.

At Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:47:00 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Awww - she looks good! Braces are so much cooler these days than they used to be - that's funky that they can add colours to them :) Hope her mouth isn't hurting too badly and that they don't have to stay on too terribly long! Great picture :D

At Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelsey your so AWESOME!!!!!

At Friday, April 27, 2007 8:56:00 AM, Blogger Char said...

Braces ARE so much cooler, and so are the orthodontists! The guy she goes to is super nice, so that always helps keeps the nerves calm. It makes for a far more positive experience,that's for sure. She's had them on for a week now, and her mouth is so much better. The worst part of it was the inside of her mouth being all cut up, but it's healed up now, so it's alot easier for her to eat. Her teeth have actually already moved, which is totally amazing to me. She's pretty happy about that too.


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