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  • My son Havu got dental braces in 2004. He has large teeth for small mouth.

    Yesterday, after eight years, he had his final check by orthodentist. Braces out.

    Eight years is a long time in child’s life. In fact it’s an eternity. In the same time Havu has lengthened half a metre. He has learned to dive, to play a guitar and to speak three languages. He has climbed four volcanos and one whole mountain range, made close acquaintance with bulls in Sanfermines in Pamplona and fought in dozens of karate matches. He has grown from a boy who loved as much ladybirds as dinosaurs to a teenager whose Ipod is full of strange music made by aliens and fugitives from lunatic asylums.

    One thing doesn’t however change. Still he has same embracing smile towards the world, followed by hilarious guffaw – with or without braces. He doesn’t need fists for knockout. A smile does the job.
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