Took my 7-year-old to the orthodontist last week.

Here I was, worried that Griffin would be upset when we were told it was time for some partial braces and an expander. I explained to Griff that he needs these things to help open his jaw and correct his cross-bite. Griff looked at me, and said…

“YES!” He also pumped his fists in the air with excitement.

Apparently, getting braces is cool now. Gone are the days of crying yourself to sleep over the metal in your mouth, such as I did when I was a young teen.

Griffin couldn’t wait to spread the news around. He told the person who rode down in the elevator with us, our neighbors, and anyone who would listen.

Who knew?