We were very happy to learn last week that my daughter is getting her braces off next week!
She listened to her orthodontist and I am very proud of her for that. She wore the expander and did all that she was supposed to do with the rubber bands. She even dealt with and wore the crazy, criss-cross rubber bands pictured here.
Now, because she did everything that she was asked to do, she is getting the braces off after only wearing them 1 1/2 years. I know that every situation is different, but I do believe that not doing as the orthodontist asks, especially when it comes to rubber bands, can lengthen the time kids have to wear their braces.
The next step is getting retainers and the top one is removable. But, I do believe that my daughter will continue to do as asked when it comes to straightening those pearly whites!