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Tanner’s Orthodontist Appointment September 20, 2008

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Tanner now!

Tanner now!

We have had an amazing journey over the past few years with Tanner’s teeth. He has been going to Dr. Grant in Nashville for 4 – 5 years. When we started Tanner had severly bucked teeth and crooked teeth. His gums  covered half of his teeth.

He got braces, had his wisdom teeth cut out, and had major oral surgery removing the gums both front and back and top and bottom. It was about a 4 hour surgery. This was done at Dr. Boyd’s office at Vanderbilt Hospital. He too was amazing. Tanner couldn’t eat for a week. I remember his first meal was Thanksgiving at my best friend Wanda’s. He couldn’t wait to eat, and boy was it worth it. We had a lot to be thankful for that year.

We have had many visits to Dr. Grants. Most people would not look forward to going to the orthodontist, but Tanner loves Dr. Grants office. When he walks in the door, you would think he owned the place. All the staff gather around talking to us and wanting to know how our lives have been since we last saw them. I am talking all the office staff, dental assistance, and Dr. Grant himself. They spoil Tanner rotten. Chris ( the lady in billing)  buys him gifts, emails him, sends him pictures of Nascar races she has been to, buys him shirts of Dale Jr., etc.  They are so good to him. It is so wonderful to be treated like royalty at the doctor’s office. It is so funny to watch. Tanner walks in and starts talking. They stop whatever they are doing to talk to him. They even leave other patients to visit with Tanner. I bet the other patients are wondering who this kid is that is so special that he gets all the attention.

We are close to being finished with his teeth. He looks amazing. It is hard to believe how much better he looks.Tanner says he does not want to be finished. He looks forward to going and visiting with everyone. He will truly miss them. I think they feel they same way that is why Dr. Grant keeps us coming back…hahha.  Dr. Grant did a wonderful job. Thanks Dr. Grant. and staff. We love you guys.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17