Just the other day I was thinking about this little girl.
No, I wasn't thinking what a fabulous fur coat DNH Mom has on, oh circa 1985, but more specifically I was thinking about those sweet BUCKEE teeth! They are pretty awesome aren't they? They could have used some braces, that's for sure.
I've actually been thinking A LOT about braces lately. It just sort of happens when your littles start getting their teeth, and then they start losing them. It's then you start to get a clearer picture of how their little mouths are going to look and whether or not they inherited teeth from my side or their Dad's. Sure, both DNH Girl and DNH Boy are still too young to really know how their teeth will really look, but my sweet nephews are just the right age. They are losing teeth left and right and some are coming in a bit crooked and they are just about the age when they start in on spacers and putting together a long-term plan.
Just the other day my sister and were talking about my nephews teeth and how she anticipates them needing braces. We then started to reminisce on the day my sister had her braces put on. Oh what an exciting day. My parents and I waiting in the lobby eagerly in anticipation as she came out shyly grinning with a mouth full of metal. Oh how I remember it clearly. We headed home and about 30 minutes in, the whining and moaning started. "They hurt so bad" she exclaimed! Can I just tell you, the whining didn't stop for at least a few more years. It must have been every couple of weeks she was getting them tightened or adjusted. Then there were instances when playing tennis she accidentally got knocked in the mouth... OH GOOD GOD. It must have been so painful. Gosh, back in the day, that was the only way to straighten your teeth. Full metal mouth, head-gear, neck-gear... oh man.
Fast forward 28 years... Hold up... wait a minute... I'm only 29, so how is that possible? ***SIGH, I'm old***
Okay, pity party is over... Fast forward to 2013, HOW STOKED would my sister have been to have had a modern alternative to metal mouth and no head-gear? Umm, I'm pretty sure ecstatic wouldn't even cover it.
One of my bestie just finished using Invisalign and was so happy with the results that I mentioned the possibility of going that route for my nephews. Invisalign truly is the new alternative to metal braces! Plus, they now have Invisalign Teen available for teens and even pre-teens? And how great is that for those kids in sports to not have to worry about the metal ripping through their mouth if they get hit by a ball or something else? Oh, that gives me the geebies just thinking about it.
Ok, so back to that fabulous little lady in the beginning of the story! There are so many awesome points to that picture, it wouldn't be fair to point them all out. Just enjoy it!
Disclosure: Although this is a sponsored post, all thoughts, opinions and buckee teeth are 100% my own!