I thought about putting the photo "below the fold," but figured there would be no fun in that.
That is a Herbst appliance.
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.]