Amy goes to the orthodontist about every 6 weeks. We are so thankful we found an orthodontist that would work with a person with special needs. We used to give Amy an anti-anxiety drug before the appointments, but after she got used to going we stopped using the drugs, and she is doing great. At first she keeps saying “stop, I don’t like it, my teeth hurt, stop” The technician just keeps working, patiently listening to Amy. Then Daniel had a talk with her and reminded her that she is 17 and she can open her mouth wide. The rest of the time she held her mouth open and continued to say “aaaahhhh”. It was really cute. We saw a picture of what Amy’s teeth looked like before the braces and I was shocked how much better they look already. One more year and they should be perfect!