Our sweet Dreamer seems so young at 9 to need 'braces' on her teeth, but due to a bite problem and 8 other alignment issues, she has begun the process of 'braces'. This has been a huge adjustment this week for our apple munching, raw veggie loving girl. Our orthodontist claims The Dreamer has the strongest jaw muscle he has ever encountered - and it's no surprise to us! She loves raw carrots, peas, beans, peppers, rutabaga, apples - and all kinds of fruit and veggies! She is a crunchy muncher for sure!
We have had soft foods all week - puddings, vegetable soup, popsicles, pasta and cheese, grilled salmon, soft crust homemade pizza, and everything crunchy cut up in bite sized pieces. She will never give up her crisp apples, and thankfully she doesn't have to, just the way she eats them will be different for the next few months. She has an expander on the roof of her mouth that she doesn't enjoy, but quite honestly we are pleased with her lack of complaining so far! We are proud of her for understanding that it needs to be uncomfortable for a while now so that she can chew properly and have a terrific smile later on! I think she has a pretty special smile right now, but I guess I'm a bit biased!