Monday, March 9, 2009

Dentist trip

The kids all had dentist appointments this week. This was the first time Jackson actually let them get a good look in his mouth. He did very well. He opened his mouth wide when they asked him to... no crying this time. He giggled through his teeth cleaning. :) And guess what they found- very groovy teeth (no that's not a way of saying they are really cool). Usually they don't put sealants on baby teeth, but they are recommending it for him...after they take care of a cavity he already has. Ugh! And of course, we've been informed that he will need braces someday.

Kobe has no cavities this time. WooHoo! BUT his bottom jaw is growing faster than his upper. This is very familiar to me because I had this problem which resulted in oral surgery at 15 years old and being wired shut for a month while it healed! Luckily these days they try to cathc it early and start orthodontics earlier than usual to force the top jaw to catch up I guess. The dentist said he's ready for an orthodontic consult. Ugh!

Reagan- no cavities, yea! But she too is ready for an orthodontic consult as braces are on the horizon for her as well. She could be ready to begin soon. Ugh!
Jillie- no cavities, already has orthodontics going on. Soon she will get her full set of braces. I was told how much the rest is going to cost us. Ugh$$!

None of it is too surprising. They are my children.

5 comments:

Abby said...

Oh my Nikki! That is a lot to have to deal with!! Man, now I'm nervous for my kids dentist appointments this week! :)

Shan said...

I need to get my kids in too and I am terrified of the amount of work I am sure they need! And dreading how many of them will need braces...

Caity said...

Ahhh...the dentist. Gotta love em. Yeah...me neither.

Andrea said...

Wow! sorry to hear about the teeth problems in the family. No wonder people look at a horse teeth before they buy it!lol How much do you think braces for a horse cost?

Robyn said...

My kids will all have braces too, for sure. Ugh is right!!