Thursday, February 23, 2017

Space Maintainer

Isaak recently got a Space Maintainer. For a few weeks he's had to go into the orthodontist to get spacers to make room for his Space Maintainer. Isaak was born with too small of a jaw for his adult teeth. Last year he had I think 4 baby teeth removed to make room for teeth coming in. 

Isaak couldn't eat very well that first night. I didn't even think to make soft things to eat. He didn't seem to be in any pain until it was time to eat.

Travis has never had any appliance in his mouth what so ever. Me on the other hand...I had a retainer, spacers, and braces. Travis kept saying, "Isaak you're fine. Quit milking it!" I sent Travis and Mica away to go to the bookstore, and to pick up Motrin. 

Isaak let out all his tears after Travis left. I said, "Go take a bath with bubbles to relax yourself. I'll have a drink with ginger in it when you're done. Ginger helps with pain." He seemed ok, but cried a little more when he tried to finish his dinner. 

He said, "Mom when Dad gets home please don't tell him I cried." I had already texted him that, but I said, "Ok." 

I think people that have been in pain with certain things have more empathy when it comes to others. What do you think? I'm not saying Travis is cold hearted; the understanding isn't there. It's hard to get things that you haven't experienced before. 

Did you have a mouth appliance at one point in your life?


Mandy said...

Aww! Poor Isaak! I've never had braces or anything in my mouth, so I can't relate at all. But I feel for him especially knowing that he waited until dad was gone to cry. And even more so, that he told you to not tell his dad that he had cried. :( Hopefully, things get better and his teeth quit hurting so much soon.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have never had an appliance in my mouth, but I do know most things dental related can cause quite a bit or discomfort or pain. Allison is begging for braces, but I've been putting it off because she is such a complainer when it comes to discomfort or pain. She'll go on and on for hours bitching about the most minor scratch, I know I'm going to get a migraine on the days she has to have braces tightened lol

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I don't know how it feels either as I have never use one. But recently the four of us went to the dentist together and got our teeth cleaned. It was a rather smooth visit though :)

~ Noelle said...

I had teeth pulled to make room as well. Braces and a retainer too. It's not fun.


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