I have been looking for the past year or so to find a new orthodontist that takes new clients. So many of them are already full with work loads that they can’t fit new clients into, and I have three children that are all in braces at the same time, so I need to find an orthodontist who will take all three of them on as new patients. We had a great orthodontist that was right down the road from our house, which was perfect for me because I feel like I’m always in the car and I’m always driving one kid here and one kid there, and it was just really easy for me to take them right down the road and drop them off at the office for their check up or cleaning. But she ended up moving out of state because he husband got a job in a different town. So for the last several months, I have been trying to find a replacement. But of course, it has been much harder than I thought it would be. Every time I find a place that caters to kids and does specialty work on small teeth and gums, they don’t have room to take on all three of them as new patients. So then I go on with the search, and I have yet to be successful. But it is time for them to get in, so I’m going to have to split them up and take them all to different orthodontists this time. While this is not the ideal situation, it is better than letting their oral health care drop and not taking them in to see anyone. That is really just not an option for us, so I will do what ever needs to be done to ensure that they are still on track with their braces and their teeth are healthy and clean. I have never had to deal with the braces thing before, and neither has my husband. But for some reason, all of our kids were told at a young age that they would need to have braces for a few years to ensure their teeth formed straight and there were no problems later in their lives. So we have been doing the braces thing for the last few years. This year the oldest will be getting hers off, and then its just one more year for her two younger brothers. They are not too far behind her, just about a year. And though I will always do what needs to be done for them, I am getting excited thinking about the time out of the car that I will have back when we no longer have to drive them to their orthodontist appointments. We can fill it up with something else I suppose, but the orthodontist will still be a part of their life, making sure every year that their teeth are healthy and strong and there are no bad diseases festering in their gums.