Because they make THIS:
Look like THIS:
Yes, we love our dentist. What a guy.
Good as new, except for the fact that he can't eat beef jerky anymore. All that yanking and pulling doesn't work well on these "new" teeth.
That being said, I had these pictures ready to post in color. However, boys mouths, ages 8 and up, are NOT PRETTY. What an awkward time for their little mouths. All that growing and shifting and cramming in one tiny space is just sad . . . and rather unsightly. Hence, black and white photos to the rescue! They had a way of softening all that pre-pubescent madness:).
I sent the boy-who-shall-remain-nameless to school all smiles this morning. Success.
(He tried to convince us that he needed ONE more day getting used to his teeth before he went back to school. Nice try.)