Last night, Molly looked like this.
Now, she looks like this.
Molly has braces! It’s just four braces on top, plus a band around her back teeth that will eventually connect to the wire as well. She’ll also be getting a bottom bar, which they took impressions for today.
In case you were wondering, this is to correct an extreme overjet (her top front teeth stick out way too far). It may seem crazy to many of you to put braces on a third grader, but it’s become quite common these days. They can more easily address structural issues like this when the kids are younger. Of course, that means she may have braces for a year now, then get them again in middle school to straighten her teeth.