My kids had quite the mixture. So they have my husband’s narrow mouth and my big, beautiful teeth. However, that wasn’t a very good mix. My daughter was having all types of issues. She had teeth growing the wrong way. It was just a mess in her mouth, and she would often be in pain. Dr. Joyner brought her in here and she told her that she was beautiful.
She got the mirror and she told her to look at herself and she said, “Oh, what don’t you like?” And my daughter were telling her, “This and this.” And she said, “Oh, we’re going to fix that. Why are you worried about that? We’re going to fix that.” So just the confidence that she built, she didn’t have to do that. All she had to do was her job basically and that’s fix the teeth. But she went that extra mile and that sealed the deal for me.
They started very young. I want to say Dior could have been in the first grade. She’s now 16 and Dr. Joyner first put an appliance in her mouth, because she had an underbite. I mean, I feel like I’m a dentist at this point. So she put an appliance in her mouth so that her jaw can grow and extend and to correct that. And then to correct some teeth. It was a lot. It was a lot going on. It’s been a big transformation for her.
And getting the braces off, ugh. Well, the process was okay because they always, “Oh look.” And they would always make sure they showed her the correction or what happened. And they’ve always explained to her like, “Okay, so we have to leave you in these for a little while longer because this tooth …” They will go to the x-ray and they would show her so that she would understand exactly what was going on and exactly what needed to be done.
And taking those braces off, I mean, you would’ve thought she hit the lottery. She was like, “Mom, look how pretty my smile is. Look how white my teeth are.” So that made it all worth it for me.
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