Today me and hubby got to take a trip to our daughters orthodontics. (If you have small children....START SAVING NOW!) Oh my, they are so expensive. She really needs them. Bless her heart, she has such a small mouth and her teeth are just crowded.
I was a little sick feeling waiting to talk to the lady about what needs to be done and the price. Her dentist suggested that she may need oral surgery dued to one tooth not moving up. Well the orthodontist said no surgery is needed but they are taking 4 teeth out to make room and wait for the other tooth to come on out. They showed us the $300 dollar x-rays we had done about 2 weeks ago. After 30 mins of talking and going over everything she slides the cute little green folder over to us and pulls out a piece of paper with the price on it. I looked over it, looked over it again, and looked once more. WOW!! I was surprise that I didn't fall out of the chair. On the way I looked at my husband and prepared him that I might cry with minimal drama,but would hold it in until we reached the car to leave. The price.....UPPER $5,000 and I mean UPPER. As I focused on the price...I had flashes of the nicely used car I wished for, a couple of much needed vacations, Christmas gifts we will do without, the purses I need to sale, etc......! We will be paying on them babies for 2 years. BUT as it all soaks in I am getting a little excited to see that beautiful smile she will have in 2 years. It's all worth it.