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