We ended up school shopping and having a couple of other errands to run yesterday, and I didn't get the after shot of Austin put up as quickly as I liked, so I just decided to wait and have it come up today. Make it more suspenseful. ha!
As a reminder, here's his before shot:
While he was having his teeth cleaned today after having the braces removed, the dental assistant came out and showed me the mold they had made of his teeth on the day he had braces put on :
Isn't it amazing? To think that just 2 short years ago, his teeth were such a mess.
And here he is now!!: Looks great doesn't he? He said he can't stop running his tongue across the front of his teeth because they feel so smooth. His gums do have some hereditary issues and he'll have to have some grafting done as he has lost some gum tissue on the bottom, but we've been told that it's a minor thing right now, and that having it done now should mean he'll never have to worry about it again.
I just can't get over the difference it has made, and I can tell he's excited about it too. He has been in such a great mood and hasn't stopped smiling! Today is the first day of school, so he is excited to show off his new smile too.