He has been nervous about it since we found out, probably more than a year ago. But it was finally time - and he did great! He squeezed my fingers for a bit, but then relaxed a little and just squeezed the arms of the chair instead.
Here's an "after" pic. I didn't think to take a "before" pic, but I think you can get the idea. ;-)
It's difficult to tell, but he chose a dark turquoise for the rubber bands. I was a little surprised. I thought it would be NY Giants colors, or school colors. Now, I'm curious to see what he picks out next time.
The dentist has said in the past that my daughter will need braces, too. My youngest son has not yet been told he needs them, but if he does, I'm asking for a buy 2, get 1 free special. I think that's fair!