So I had to take my 12 year old to the orthodontist today. Personally, I don't think his teeth are THAT bad but it's something that needed to be done.
If you look at Michael, there's not a whole lot that is obviously wrong. He has one tooth that hasn't come in (and today we found out why) and his two front bottom teeth are a little crooked but other than that I was thinking this was going to be minor.
Silly, silly me.
After some lengthy panoramic X-rays and pictures I finally got to sit down with the good dentist. Nice guy, no issues with him but once he started his presentation suddenly I felt as if I was a bad parent for letting my child leave the house with his mouth in the condition that it is! Bottom jaw grew faster than the top jaw, top jaw needs to be widened, head gear will need to be worn, not enough room for wisdom teeth...blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! And then when I seemed a little torn he was like "Or we can just do surgery and make the room faster."
Hey, hey, hold on there sparky. Slow down with the surgery. Why does everyone jump to surgery?? We finished discussing it slowly and then he left and one of his assistants came in to discuss the "contract". For real? Well, long story short for a fee of $5,800 over two years my boy can have a spectacular smile!
You're lucky I'm not typing from the cardiac care unit right now.
I leave there feeling a little dazed and take Michael home and pack up a lunch so that I can head off to work. But before I go I check my Amazon ranking. Seriously, it's a disease! I'm sorry! I was pleasantly surprised to still be in the 90's and had a ranking of 1992 in Kindle downloads (out of a million titles) and so I had a little spring in my step.
I'm telling you, the hourly updates are hard for me. I keep checking, I rejoice when it goes from 95 to 94 and then want to cry when it goes to 98. It's like a 24 hour a day yo-yo! It never stops! LOL!! Help a sister out and keep me moving toward the top 25!!!
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