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Monday, April 13, 2009


Last Thursday I had Angela's palate expander removed. Maybe we'll try it in a year, and maybe not. Clearly she's in need of some additional oral motor therapy before we do!

So today we were back to the orthodontist to start her with braces. Given the situation surrounding the expander, our orthodontist felt it was best to start slowly this time. So, instead of having the braces completely applied (or would that be "installed"?) today, she put only the brackets on her back molars. We'll go back in a month and have the rest put on. Angela has already decided she wants purple bands, but she is a girl after all, so her mind could change 75 times by then!

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