Saturday, June 5, 2010

Not Al Frankenmouth, But Close

I thought about putting the photo "below the fold," but figured there would be no fun in that.



You're welcome.

That?

That is a Herbst appliance.

That mouth?

That is not Eldest's mouth.

But he is now sporting his very own Herbst appliance.

Okay, that kid will never have to give birth to a huge baby (or two or three). But I'm going to call us even. 'Cause at least I'll never have to wear one of those things in my mouth for a full year.

[Photo courtesy braces.com.]

6 comments:

Tara R. said...

Aacckkk! I had to wear braces when I was in college, but that thing is heinous. I never had to have one of those torture devices. So sorry for Eldest. Good Luck!

Patois said...

Fortunately, he is getting much attention, particularly in the "what-can-i-make-that-you'll-eat" department. In the oven right now? Lemon ricotta cookies, he's favorite.

mayberry said...

What the heck is that thing for? Do I want to know?

Jocelyn said...

Pour that kid a shot of vodka already.

OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

Michele R said...

Owww! C'mon, labor has 30 secs or so in which there are no contractions and yes, the head hurts when it emerges but that metal sucker looks barbaric!! :) I know, I will show the photo to my kids and I will easily save myself on spending any $$ at the ortho.
(my kids have good looking upper teeth but crooked bottom so spending the $$ is a question right now).

Lori said...

Wow. interesting story,..my youngest had the choice of getting that OR rubber bands and head appliance (night brace) he said either one. So we opted for the rubber bands...let me know how things go! Curious...

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