Sunday, May 1, 2016

Brace Face and Metal Mouth come for a two year visit

So it would seem that April is the month of the Parrish kids getting braces.  Well, at least two of them.  Emma has needed them for about three years now, but still had a few baby teeth that wouldn't budge.  Reece on the other hand, lost all his baby teeth early, and was ready by the end of 5th grade.

Dad wanted to pose with Reece before he went in for the big appointment.  Pre-braces.  When Dr. Fishbein said, yep, Reece could get them right then and there, we decided, why wait?

Emma had her appointment to pull her last baby tooth that afternoon with Dr. Bonin our dentist.  The two of them always fight over who can sit in the front seat of the car. So, when I picked up Emma from school and she saw Reece was already in the front seat, she opened the door and said, " Out Reece!  I'm having a tooth pulled today."  He closed the door on her and rolled down the window and said, " I got braces this morning, so there!"  End of discussion, his misery trumped hers, so he got the front seat.

Emma got her braces the following week and if you wear your Fishbein " Fish" shirt every time you have an appointment you get extra points which can be cashed in at the end of treatment for gift cards or cash. Both of them were told about two years was how long the braces would be on.  That seems like a long road to go, when you have a sore mouth and now can't eat gum, popcorn or caramel apples.

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