Orthodontic conversations July 2022
I had a patient with neurosensory issues in last week. We were planning to put the orthodontic braces on his teeth - we call that process "bonding" or a "bond-up".
Kid: What are you going to do to me today?
Me: Stick the braces on your teeth.
Is this going to hurt?
Me or you?
Me! Is it going to hurt me?
No, it's not going to hurt. You're going to have to have your mouth open for a while and your jaw muscles will feel a bit stretched, but it's not going to hurt. It's not like standing on Lego.
I'm immune to Lego.
Well, you can't argue with that.