I’m very lucky in that I currently have no fillings and thanks to years of braces my teeth are pretty straight. I didn’t actually mind braces when I was younger, although I have strong memories of nearly choking on a mouthful of putty while the orthodontist made impressions. I suspect at least one of my children will have inherited my too small for my teeth jaw so I am prepared for some kind of orthodontic treatment being needed, but it’s good to know that braces have changed a lot over the last 20 years. Invisalign i7 in particular looks great, and much less traumatic than the two years of treatment I endured.
It’ll be interesting watching how my children’s teeth progress, my 8 year old is at that stage where his top two front teeth looks huge compared to his other teeth and my 6 year old is in the gappy phase, she also sucks her tongue which has pushed her lower jaw outwards giving her quite a pronounced underbite. We’re just waiting to see how it progresses at the moment, but I suspect she’ll need treatment at some point to realign her jaw.
We’ve been learning about keeping teeth healthy over on Science Sparks, aided by these giant teeth, and eggs. Did you know egg shells are made from a similar material to tooth enamel so you can experiment with them? We placed eggs in tea, coffee and vinegar to observe what happened to them. The staining with the tea and coffee was quite impressive, and has made me think a lot more about the effect of tea and coffee on my teeth.
Is there anything you don’t like about your teeth? I keep thinking of getting mine whitened, but can’t decide whether to actually go for it or not.
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Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer
I had braces too Emma and my son will need them I think at some point. That’s really scary about the egg shells and the effects of tea and coffee (and probably red wine?!).