Things didn't develop perfectly during my first pregnancy. Through the wonders of a nutrient-dense diet, my daughter Alina was able to survive in the womb with a half-sized placenta, yet we are still working on a few of the problems that resulted from her being nutrient-starved in the womb.
My daughter has a very fine bone structure. Ever since she was an infant, we have struggled with her having a poor appetite and poor weight gain. Early on, I became concerned that her baby teeth were crowded. There was just enough space for all of her baby teeth, but there was no extra space at all.
|Alina at 4 years old|
|Alina at 2 years old|
|Alina at 6 years old|
|Alina age 7, Ian age 4: You can see that my daughter's baby teeth fit very tightly in her mouth, while her brother has space between all of his teeth.|
Yup, she needs orthodontics! And she now has her first orthodontic appliance.
In upcoming posts, I am excited to share with you what I've learned about orthodontic options, why we're not using conventional braces, and how we are actually encouraging my daughter's jaw to grow to accommodate her adult teeth.