“The Rainbow Passage” is a poem to read aloud to help your tongue adapt to the new appliances in the mouth. After a day or two you should be able to talk normally while wearing braces.

The Rainbow Passage

When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air, they act like a prism and form a rainbow. The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors. These take the shape of a long round arch with its path high above and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon. There is according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end. People look, but no one ever finds it. When a man looks for something beyond his reach, his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

The Rainbow Passage

Patricia J. Panucci DmD, MS • Specialist in Orthodontics For Children and Adults in Southern California

Children’s Orthodontist