that braces cost so much now? OK, I won't say what every parent says... "When I was little...", because we know that everything costs more now than it did when we were little.
Casey gets braces in 2 weeks. I'm so thankful for good insurance! She's on her dad's insurance and Jason's, so she's pretty much covered.
She only has to have them on for 10 months, so she'll be getting them off around the middle of her 8th grade year. She has no bite problems and no teeth that need pulling so that's good. I have never known anyone to keep them on for such a short time. I'm not complaining though! I think I had mine on about 18 months.
The orthodontist also told us that they take kid's wisdom teeth out earlier now than they did years ago. I think I was 22 or something like that. Now, I guess the average age is about 16 or 17. They will decide when she needs them out after she gets her braces off.
Do any of you still wear your retainer? My teeth are just now starting to shift. I haven't worn my retainer since I was about 18 and my dog ate it. :) Seriously!