Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Day 1

Hi! My name is Caralie. I am a ten year old girl living in Arizona. I am in the 5th grade.

 I just got home from my orthodontist meeting from getting my spacers in to make room for my yet to come PALATE EXPANDER!!! I am also going to get braces at some point... A palate expander is a device that goes into the top of your mouth and stretches it out to make room for all of your teeth to come in. I felt kind of overwhelmed about this whole situation.

 For those of you that don't know what spacers are, they are four plastic rings that go in between the molars. They floss these into my teeth. It feels like there's something stuck in my teeth, like meat or broccoli or a popcorn kernel. Yuck!  These are what spacers look like:

The orthodontist also sent me home with a booklet about what it's like to have braces:

 The booklet says that you can't eat hard foods like peanuts and sticky stuff like taffy and toffee. You need to keep your teeth really clean If you do carefully eat that type of food.