Tuesday, May 5, 2009

That's some set of chompers!

As a pre-orthodontic anything comparison - here is what Rowan's mouth looks like at age 7, before any orthodontic work has been done.
preorthoteeth.jpg picture by sweetteasoakers
On the left is his complete cleft, and his incomplete cleft was on the right. (This is as you are looking at the picture. It's really the other way around in so far as his own personal right and left.)
The complete side has a tooth way up in the cleft. The incomplete side has the perfect tooth, turned sideways. He has lost the 4 teeth on the bottom, and none on the top.
Those are his own fingers holding his cheeks open by the way. He thought getting this picture was pretty funny.


  1. I just wanted to thank you for posting this tonight!!!! I got a good look in aarons mouth tonight and I didnt like what I saw. His front tooth on his cleft side is there but almost completly sideways and the tooth beside it is 1/4 the size it should be and going on the same angle. I have been so upset since I looked in aarons mouth.. but now I see rowan and well he is doing... and well he is taking it all.... with a big smile! Got to love that smile!!! Thank you so much... it is so nice to know I am not alone!

  2. His teeth look really great! Jayton's are CRAZY. I need to take a picture! Thanks for sharing.