At least I didn't choose the "extra large" size for the photo! ;)
Thing 1 started all of this in July, with the purpose of correcting an underbite. We have an estimated 18 month duration, so for the next year, that sweet, darling little mouth will be housing more metal than the scrap yard at my husband's work.
I am pretty sure that right now, any appliance known to orthodontics is in that photo. So, future orthodontists, take a peek and get studying ... you should have a great career ahead of you!
And just to pull a little sympathy for Thing 1 ... this is just Phase 1. When she gets all of her adult teeth, then she will need braces again ... so much to look forward to!