Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Orthodontist...

Wish I'd gone on to Sanford for our Walmarting---they're remodeling and ours is a mess right now!! I got what I needed though---and will now make a menu based on what's in my pantry & freezer and stopped at SCCC for farmer's market stuff & spent the 10-ish dollars in my wallet for 2 lbs of roma tomatoes to make salsa...green beans...and a watermelon...and some red & orange tomatoes for salads and wraps. I'm gonna make a bean and polish sausage crock pot meal one day this week...

Our very first trip to the orthodontist was today. The first opinion is that Emily has impounded teeth (not the right word--impacted teeth) that aren't going to be able to come in if we don't make some room---also has a cross bite in the back which will mean when those molars fall out/if they fall out---those could also be impacted too. Apparently impacted teeth will grow in horizontal or destroy the roots of the teeth next to them---and permanet teeth could be lost or destroyed. He says she needs an appliance W-wing in top of her mouth and partial braces on top and bottom to the tune of $600 down and $160 a month for 14 months ($2400) which would then be applied to the toal amount of Phase II or "real" full braces that would be put on probably as soon as the partial ones come off---to the tune of $4000-$5000 (minus the $2400 we would have already paid and possibly minus a 5% cash discount...). They said if we start soon, they can get a lot of the appts done before school starts....so I'll try to schedule a second opinion ASAP--Read, baby, read!!! Finished the Picture Perfect Jodi Picoult book last night when storming & Boistrous Boy couldn't sleep---it was okay, no actually pretty good--but about domestic abuse (husband beating wife...)

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