Oy, brace yourself (no pun intended)
Jane had retainers and a palette to widen the jaw bone from age 8 to 12
and then she got braces until she was 15. In between she had short periods
of no braces and by then she cherished those short weeks.
Shop around for orthodontists, boomer - the prices for braces and service
are anywhere from $5k to $ 10k, so it pays to shop around. Make sure that
all follow-ups are included in your initial cost. Most orthodontists also
offer payment plans without interest.
After Mo is fitted for his braces and they're on: buy numbing gel and Ibuprofen as it will be quite painful for him for the first couple of days.
He won't be able to eat hard bread crusts, and anything chewy for a while.
Jane didn't want to eat any meat, it was too painful for her, and no corn on the cob and other things that get stuck in between the braces.