A couple of mornings ago...
I forgot that he was going to be getting them. I remembered, yes...that the Orthodontist said that he may need a few braces on his top teeth to pull the disobedient tooth forward. The Orthodontist stated that the said tooth would need to be shoved or pulled into position to prevent future possible "pulling" of the tooth and for "cosmetic" reasons to keep Joe's self-esteem intact. I then proceeded to call Joe "Sharkie" (a nick-name I had given the tooth)...after that comment, the Orthodontist quickly realized that the said tooth would not be the cause of self-esteem destruction.
These new braces mean no more Starbursts for LOW treatments. The sticky nature of the candy can pop-off a bracket in no time. So, we are back to Glucose Tabs and juice. This made me ponder our choice of Starbursts for treating the lows in the first place. They are sticky ... probably not good for Joe's teeth, ya think? Furthermore, the unwrapping of the candies must be frustratingly difficult for low, shaky hands and digits. I will not be around to "mother bird" him forever.
A day-in-the-life of diabetes with braces.