It’s amazing how one milestone in your child’s life leads into another one. At around four months old, Ryder’s teeth started coming in, which was much earlier than both my girls. Not sure if its true, but someone told me that the earlier they get teeth, the quicker they lose them. The tooth fairy starting coming to our house, last year when Ryder was in kindergarden. It’s always a treat to see his glowing face, the morning after the tooth fairy comes. His reaction to her leaving sprinkles of pixie dust on his pillows is priceless, and somehow she even seems to leave a little for Siella and Gemma. It’s just magical.
At this point, Ryder has now lost eight teeth, and while at a routine cleaning appointment, our dentist mentioned that he will probably need braces, within a year or so. Somehow, both Jason and I skirted the need for braces as kids, so not knowing what to expect, I started to research different brace options.
I discovered WildSmiles Braces, which are specially designed orthodontic brackets, available in a variety of fun shapes including Stars, Hearts, Sports Balls, Footballs, Flowers and Super-Diamonds. Designed to make your orthodontic experience fun, WildSmiles are about offering a unique alternative to traditional braces.
They were developed and patented by Dr. Clarke Stevens, who has his own orthodontic practice in Nebraska. He has always had a keen desire to make orthodontics a positive experience for patients and their families.
And don’t worry if your dentist or orthodontist doesn’t carry WildSmiles. WildSmiles makes it super easy for you to order your own pair of custom braces at home, so they can be sent directly to your orthodontist for installation.
Ryder had lots of questions about getting braces, so I showed him the website, so he can see what cool shapes are available and actually design his own smile. The site allowed to choose his favorite shapes, and mix the brackets with colored elastics for added individuality, and a completely custom experience. He loved the Football shapes, mixed with the Super-Diamonds. I’m not sure if it’s really set in yet, but he actually seemed excited about getting braces. Here’s to our next milestone, I promise to keep you all posted!