7 Tips for Surviving Braces

Photo by: Babble
Ask an Orthodontist
You might love that crooked grin, but parents don't know when kids need dental work. Even if their teeth look straight, your kids' teeth can be crowded and bites ... more 
Photo by: Babble
Ask an Orthodontist
You might love that crooked grin, but parents don't know when kids need dental work. Even if their teeth look straight, your kids' teeth can be crowded and bites can be off--causing issues like headaches in the future. Your dentist can recommend a good orthodontist. And by "good" I mean "rich."
Related: 7 things you should NEVER say to a kid less 
1 / 7
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 5:22 PM EDT
As a mom to four kids ages 5 to 15, I've already been through braces, retainers, oral surgery and a MOUTH CRANK with my kids. Yes, a mouth crank is a thing. It's called an expander and devoted mothers crank it a quarter turn each night in order to open up space in the top of kids' mouths before the braces go on. The things we do for love, right? Braces and other orthodontia are an expensive investment. It's not a lot of fun but it costs a lot of money, so make the best of it with these 7 tips. - By Kacy Faulconer

MORE ON BABBLE

12 simple ways to boost your kid's self-esteem


13 shocking vintage children's medicine ads


The 7 dumbest things I thought before I had a kid

Loading...

FOLLOW SHINE

POPULAR TEAM MOM STORIES