Although Grace Polizos is not ready for braces just yet, she’s already a success story. Dr. Parks could tell right away that she was a thumb sucker, and upon her first visit he jokingly told her, “You should’ve stopped sucking your thumb yesterday!” In order to get her to break the habit, he taught her the tongue depressor method. Her mother, Annie, had been trying different methods without success for many years, but amazingly enough, with Dr. Parks’ advice, she stopped sucking her thumb within the first night.
Grace is a very active little girl. She enjoys swimming, dancing, playing outside with her friends, and listening to music. She’s a star on the soccer field, and dreams of playing professionally when she grows up. Grace is also a big lover of animals, and would also like to become a veterinarian in the future.
Currently, Grace is wearing an E-arch to prepare her mouth for braces. One Friday after school, the e-arch was causing her a lot of pain, and her mother drove her to the office, which unfortunately, was already closed. Luckily, the receptionist was still there, and arranged for someone to come back to the office to fix Grace’s e-arch. Both Grace and her mother were so grateful, and relieved that she didn’t have to endure the pain for an entire weekend. “The level of compassionate care at Parks is just phenomenal.”
Grace Polizos misses eating crunchy foods like tacos and popcorn, but is planning on taking good care of her teeth so that she can achieve a beautiful and healthy smile to last a lifetime.