A little over 17 months ago Lauren got her braces on. It was a much needed thing as you can tell by the before picture. Unfortunatley Parley and I both needed braces (gratefully we both got them), so our kids don't stand a chance. We found a great orthodontist who just completed "phase 1." She now has to wear retainers at night until all of her baby teeth come out and the permanent ones come in. Then we will start the more expensive "phase 2." Thank goodness for braces!!