04 January 2008

So a Mom and Her Boys Walk into a Dentist's Office...



"So, the dentist said that this summer, we would start braces with (our eldest son). It will cost fifty-seven hundred."

$5,700.

I used to dream that I would get braces so I could be a cool braces-kid. My wife had braces, now her bottom teeth are as crooked as New Orleans City Councilman. I never had braces, and I have somehow survived.

Do we then move forward and get braces for our twelve-year old? Please answer and defend your position.

This post sponsored by Iced Out Gear(IOG).

4 Comments:

Blogger Fuel55 said...

Good teeth are critical in life. Just do it.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

CC, thanks for your comment on my newly regenerated poker blog.

Now, to the question at hand, as a person who had braces pretty much all of my adolescence (really bad buck teeth; had braces from 9-16) I recommend doing it. Bad teeth kill confidence, and if it is a serious problem, get it fixed. If you're unsure if it is serious, get a second opinion.

But also make sure your kid wears a retainer at night after he gets them off, that's where most people go wrong.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Butch Howard said...

On a 12 year old no. On a 14/15 year old yes.

Things are still falling out and moving around at 12. Unless the kid has severe problems with teeth behind teeth and such, save up for a couple of years.

Justification: Your child will save more money than the braces cost (possibly even in future value) in dental bills later in life (35+) if his teeth are aligned now and stay aligned through out.

10:15 PM  
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