Last week my youngest had a brace fitted to his teeth. At the ripe age of fourteen now, we gathered all the information about it and he had a big think about what he wanted to do. I gave the decision to him as he would have to live with it and care for it (sounds like the ownership of a pet) but the ultimate decision was to be his. So he decided to go for it and have the brace fitted. It seemed to take ages to have it actually put on and he was more patient than I would have been.
The first week was quite stressy as not only had he got to get used to it being there, it made his teeth slightly sensitive and he could only eat very soft foods. All he ate in the first few days was soup and yogurts. We had yogurts in every form possible, drinkable, in tubes and mousse, custard with added jelly. It was frustrating for him but now a week on it's a different story really. He's had to give up eating and drinking some things but to be honest that's not a bad thing, wouldn't recommend it for a dietary option though. He is now back to eating more solid things and feeling a lot more relaxed about it.
I thought I would share this just in case anyone else was thinking about braces or going through a similar situation. I realise it may be back to square one when he has his regular seven week appointment to tighten it up again but he's aware of it now and that 'it's all going to be just fine' . So that's what I named my verse for today on this very subject........I wrote it not long after he had the fitting.
It's all gonna be just fine.......
Someone I know had a brace fitted this week
a mouthful of metal from cheek to cheek
The teeth they will straighten
in about two years, that's what they reckon
It's all gonna be just fine
Ok now it's on
the tough hard chewy food has all gone
For it's all soft stuff now
that's all these metal teeth will allow
But it's all gonna be just fine
Doesn't feel it right now I don't think
if it was removable it would be in the drink
Frustrating is what it is
biscuits, crisps an hairbos is what is missed
But everything is gonna be fine
It's sensitive and tight I think, at first
at times he probably wishes it could be reversed
But battle he does
and now and again cracks a smile for us
Yeah...it's all gonna be just fine
It must be a pain
but straight teeth he will gain
More food he will eat
and discomfort he will beat
He is.....gonna be just fine
And it is just fine, all the worry and stress at the beginning have gone now. He's in a routine with cleaning it and is biding by all the instructions he's been given. I'm very proud the way he has dealt with it and coped.
So don't be worried if you are facing braces and if your a parent of a child needing braces just remember........try not to worry (easily said I know) ....It's all gonna be just fine. If you want to ask any questions or need to know anything just leave a comment and I'll try and help.
Thanks for reading you beautiful people, catch you tomorrow for Free From Friday!
A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.