But seeing it is another thing altogether!
My God kids really have a whole stash of teeth crammed into their mouths. I can’t imagine what all those teeth would look like in an X-ray of a baby.
A little prickle ran down my spine when I saw the X-ray of Day’s teeth - first time I have seen what Day looks like on the inside - on the orthodontist’s laptop. Urgh.
As weirdly aligned and abnormal as it looked to us, the orthodontist assures us its fairly normal.
Even the strange hitchhiker of a tooth which has lost its way and which inspired our visit to the specialist, just needs growing out.
While Day will very likely require braces at a later age - particularly since all his teeth are jutting out so his mouth isn’t close when he’s relaxed - it’s now all a matter of wait-and-see, he says.
Well OK. Thanks for the $250 advice and X-rays!
(It has occurred to me more than once that dentistry is incredibly lucrative)
The other X-ray was of his side-profile and I was arrested not by the teeth but by the sight of Day's neck vertabrae.
I can't quite explain it, but it's sort of like glimpsing for the first time all the complicated circuitry which makes up the child which first grew in your womb.
He's such a blinking miracle.