My 10-year-old just got back from the orthodontist and now she’s getting braces – just like her older sisters did and each and every one of her 10-year-old friends. Oh joy!
If this is going to help my little princess be healthier, I’m all for it – even though it’s going to cost me about $5,000. But sometimes I think the braces “thing” is just one of many smart business ideas by dentists.
You tell me. Please.
When you were growing up, how many kids in your class needed braces? Maybe two or three, tops. Right?
I never had braces. Heaven knows I don’t have any problem eating and I didn’t end up looking like Mr. Ed or Seabiscuit either! Why does every kid I know have braces these days?
I am not an anti-dentite but I don’t like it when someone takes a bite out of my financial resources. And I sometimes feel like the dentist has me over a barrel. “What kind of father argues against giving his child medical attention?” I hear myself saying. Am I a rat to even question the dental profession?
Of course I respect dentists. I just don’t understand why everyone needs braces now but when we were kids, nobody did.
Do you ever feel like I do? How did you resolve this issue? Can you explain this to me? Would you cash in your old 401k if that’s what it took to get your kid braces?