I once had a 9 year old who wanted her teeth changed so badly ( kids teasing her) that she left our appointment with the wax wafer we used to record her bite and we later learned she “wore it” to school every day to “get the kids off her back”. She walked around with a wafer of wax sticking out of her mouth. I have patients who hug me when they leave..I LOVE THAT!!
Seeing these awkward pre adolescents blossom into confident, young adults NEVER gets old!