After nearly three years, Nick's braces have been removed. Here are before and after shots taken the day Nick went in to get his braces put on.
What we were dealing with on that first day is illustrated in the following photo:
Nick's Teeth on 6/10/2010
Nick had a significant over bite, lots of crooked teeth, and severe crowding. The corrective process was threefold; hold back the growth of the upper jaw while allowing the lower jaw to continue growing, make more room for the teeth coming in, and straighten out the crooked ones.
The results are spectacular:
Nick's Teeth on 3/8/2013
And here is Nick today, nearly three years older, and many many many years wiser: