The Lone Star Baby got her braces yesterday and she has not been a happy camper. In addition to the usual soreness which comes with braces, she got a TPH appliance on her upper palate and it caused her a lot of trouble that the office really did not warn us about at all. It made it hard for her to swallow, even liquids, and tore up her tongue. Of course, the office was already closing when we got home. I called them this morning and took her in and much to my surprise, the main orthodontist in the practice, who had not been the one to look over things yesterday, had the appliance re-made and re-adjusted several times until it was in a position that was more comfortable for the Lone Star Baby. She really went to a lot of trouble to help my little one out - I was surprised and grateful.
The Lone Star Baby is still quite uncomfortable in general and sick of soft foods and unhappy with her speech and appearance...the regular woes of new braces. Hopefully she will feel better soon.