Thursday, 17 November 2011


With Progeria comes a small mouth & jaw which leads to severe over crowding of the teeth. As Harry's Orthodontist puts it " Harry you have too many cars in your carpark".

We've just had another visit to the Orthodontist and Harry has one more baby tooth to loose and his top 2 canine adult teeth have absolutley no room to go anywhere so they will burst through out of the top of his gums on both sides. This means that Harry will feel some uncomfort and look odd until they are fully through and then they will be removed. You can already see the huge white teeth just below his gums as they bulge and its only a matter of time before they make there unwanted apperance.

Harry faces years of visits to the dentist and Orthodontist to try and resolve his overcrowding.

He will at some point get fed up of this Im sure and then the decision will be Harry's as to wether the work in his mouth is to help his apperance on a cosmetic level or its a need for him to be able to eat and function etc.

Only time will tell!!!

What I will say is that his dentist, Esther and his Orthodontist, Mr. Cook are so fantastic with Harry. Never rushing him and answering any questions he has and they always take time to talk to him and put him at ease. Im so glad Harry does not have a fear of the dentist!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Most kids are scared of their dentists, but Harry is not one of them. He is a fighter and a strong one. He gives people inspiration in his own little ways. =)

    - Mitzie Colon