Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Getting ready for the Butterfly

Wynn had impressions taken of her upper and lower teeth this afternoon - she'll be getting a "butterfly" - something that looks like a retainer that goes on the roof of her mouth and gently pushes on the upper jawline so that her upper teeth are pointing up and down instead of ever so slightly inwards.  As a result of her palate surgery way back in 2007, that roof-of-mouth tissue is pulling the teeth, like a rubber band that has been stretched trying to get back to its original shape. This retainer-spreader will be in until Summer 2014 - when her next surgery takes place...

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