Thursday, 9 February 2012

The cost of some metals

Today, our wallet is $6300 thinner and we are $6300 poorer, hahahaha…. Winking smile

Because of this…

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She looks very different now kan, memang sebijik orang melayu dah, takde campur langsung, hahaha.

(They fitted the upper braces first and then 6 weeks from now, they’ll fit the lower braces on).

It cost $6300 (itu pun dah ada discount 5% sebab bayar in 1 lump sum, hehehe) for her to have full braces, upper and lower.

But the good thing is that, once you’ve paid this amount, you don’t have to pay anything anymore until she is completely free off her braces.

That payment tu termasuk her 6-weekly follow-ups for the next 2 years, and any braces ‘spare parts’ and then 2 years of post-braces follow up and a set of retainers and also this goody bag that we got from the orthodontist tadi.

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She got given an electric toothbrush (which is a good brand), a special in between teeth brush, endless supply of dental wax (to put on the braces if they start to rub on her inner cheeks) and some plaque tablets in the goody bag.

Cool kan!

We definitely think we got a good deal with our orthodontist ni. (We’ve been going to him for so many years because before this Miss 12 needed a plate to corrent her overbite).

So, kiranya miskin untuk sekarang aje lah, pastu tak payah fikir lagi for the next 3-4 years, hehehe…

And hopefully, after 4 years, she’ll have a much prettier smile and better teeth alignment Smile.

So, for the next few (lots actually!) months, Miss 12 will have to forego quite a few of her favourite food like the rock-hard biscotti and the home-made fudge that she loves.

Luckily, it’s her yang memang jenis tak makan sangat so she is not that upset to see the long list of banned food.

(Kalau Miss 8 yang kena pakai braces, maulah agaknya seminggu nangis tak berhenti sebab terpaksa melepaskan all her favourite foods, hahaha.)

For dinner tonite, since I penat sebab I had to do 4 round trips from school-home and school-dentist, we just had fish and chips and salad sahaja.

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Fish and chips frozen from the shop and salad from our garden (except the apple).

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Miss 12 was feeling slightly ‘awkward’ eating with her braces so she nibbled gently on her salad, took the batter of the fish but polished off her chips, hehehe.

She asked for mashed potatoes with roast turkey tomorrow night because she said they are soft food that she loves Smile.

30 comments:

Sizuka said...

ouch!! mahalnya!! kalau kat msia, students dapat pakai braces for free. tu kalau pegi spital kerajaan.. :D


ps : k.min, ada lagi 4 items for giveaways dalam simpanan i. :(

Muzel Zay said...

Makin manis la miss 12 snyum lpas ni yeh..as sweet as her mother...buleh gitu?muahahah

lemongrass said...

Shidah,
kat sini pun braces free under government but waiting list long lah and not sure how 'perfect' the treatment is.
So, tu yg we all pergi private :-)

Muzel,
hahaha...Miss 12 will look like a Jawa manis yg kulit cerah :-).

kasihredha said...

mahalnya kalau di tukar ke ringgit.
Kat sini tak semahal tu :))
tapi takpe lah nanti miss 12 akan lebih yakin bila tersenyum.

Miss 12 class 2 or class 1(ortho)?

Keep smiling :))

Zulfadly said...

mahalnya kak, if dket malauysia around rm2000, but impossible lah kan nak ulang alik msia, saya sakit gigi pon balik malaysia baru cabot, sebab tau mahalnya, heheh

lemongrass said...

Kak Kasih,
hari tu my friends balik Msia and got braces for all her kids and it cost her around RM6k/ person. I guess sbb Miss 12 goes to an orthodontist tu yg mahal sikit but kat sini only orthodontist yg pasang braces ni.

Zulfadly,
memang betul tu, hehehe

3E said...

Salam Kak Mynn....
mesti Alya tak biasa 'kan sebab pakai braces tu...tapi lama2 ok la tu....nanti, lagi manis la senyuman Alya...
btw, my Edelyn pun gigi dia jarang2...mmg plan nak pakai braces jugak tuuuu...
I pun nak pakai braces jugak sbb gigi I berterabur kata my hubby la...tapi dia kata tak perlu lah pakai sebab dia kata I dah tak muda sgt pun...:-((

mrs adam said...

saya dulu awal2 pakai braces makan bubur n nasi goreng ladna je.awal2 tu tak tahan sakit.hehe

June said...

wah $6300 :S *faint kejap* tkt dgr harga dia byr lump sum skali gus. mesti dh lama simpan utk Miss 12 =). tp tgk kwn2 lain yg pakai braces nie sumer loose weight sbb xdpt mkn benda2 yg best hehehe....

whitecappuccino said...

tak lama lagi anak dara LG makin ayu dgn senyuman menawan gituuuu..

Mat Gebu said...

Kalau i kena pakai, setahun lah nangess...macam2 benda tak boleh makan, lepas tu i nya baking ingredients yg melambak dalam pantry tu nak buat apa eks..tapi kan LG, kalau i nak pakai, DR gg gelak mcm nak pengsan punya lah..yelah gg tak cukup set ada hati nak pakai braces..haha...

Nota Cikgu Anum said...

bulih buat kabinet dapur klu kt kg ai ni :)

MULAN said...

ok kot harga tu.. u pi private clinic oso bayar 1 lump sum.. anak punya pasal, kita mak bapak selalu nak buat yg terbaik.. makin cantik miss 12 ni.. kesian la kena puasa byk makanan macam my sis dolu2..

b.h.g.life said...

braces! nk cantek punya pasl kn. Well... beauty is pain. dlu pkai braces mmg bnyk menda kna pantang xleh mkn. but worth it. :)

sHieRa cAkAp said...

Yay.. Welcome to the club miss 12.. Hihihi... macam saya 1st few month tu mmg tak selesa la. Rasa ngilu and keluar ulser but tell Miss 12 to be strong k!

Zaitun said...

Kat M'sia pun ada juga tempat buat braces yang mahal,ikut kemampuan. Anak kak Zai yang bongsu pun dah dalam list nak buat,student digalakkan pergi ke klinik kerajaan.

Noir said...

haha, to think i'd always wanted girls! just kidding, i would have done the same for my boys.

i think Manila is the cheapest to get quality braces done tapi obviously tak convenient lah :)

Lisa H. said...

My daughter baru yesterday took off the braces after 18 months... :D
Pecah berderai terus our 'tabung Itik' (as both abang and adik had braces on):(

Best wishes to Miss 12

flying.high said...

It's not about money at all when talk about being confident in future. :) i'm wearing braces now since I was in form 5,which is about 4 years la jugak pakai..dari sekolah dapat treatment free from government dekat Malaysia, sampailah skrg,continue treatment dekat us sebab sambung study dekat sini..betul akak ckp, about how 'perfect' the treatment is. For me, going to private orthodontist is worth of money :D

afid said...

menu kita sama la kak semalam..ekekke..:P

PUTUBAMBU said...

cantik!
senyum seindah suria le dia nanti.. hehehe..

mau lagi kurus dibuatnya tu..

Oyis said...

when you said $6300 metal tu, i thought u guys had gone and bought a new cooker! (and also when u said, she looks so different now, ingatkan ur kitchen looks different hehe).

ahh.. braces... takes me back to my teenage years when i had mine fitted. luckily it was for free, masa tu kt UK. 1st day saya pakai braces, my parents kebetulan masak satay (satay di UK tu, mmg jrg2 dpt), so terkebil2 x leh mkn. cari maggee, makan maggee hehe.. but i loved wearing braces. masa tu rasa cool. especially tiap2 kali tukar rubber band tu, saya pilih mcm2 kaler. kejap minta kaler tic tac (orange atas and lime green bwh), or time2 rasa nak fuschia, neon pink n purple). it was fun!

but make sure Miss 12 follow traetment sungguh2 sampai ke sudah. i had to go back home to msia for good masa tu, and had 6 months more of treatment, tp i had the orthodentist took them off early, and i was naughty pakai night braces on and off sesuka hati, so the teeth mcm moved jgk la after tht.

Unaizah said...

Nak luruh jantung baca $6300 tp bila read on baru rasa lega sikit. I lak yg over hihi. I tak tau la mahal or murah sebab no experience bab ni tp good thing is it's a one time payment. After this tak yah fikir dah.

ameeza77 said...

my kids pun lepas gugur gigi susu, abis berterabur dah alignment gg baru, meme mcm tu yer, dulu comel2 n tersusun aje gg, sekarang, alala siannya tengok.

n baru i tahu, lama betul nak kena pakai braces ni yer, sampai 4 tahun!

Ayu said...

as salam kak....pekabo? adeh...lamanya tak jenguk sini.last week mmg x on9 lgsg sbb ayu demam panas.dekat seminggu gakle.pastu dgn cirit birit..idung bleeding lbh 3 hari...blkg pale bengkak etc la

baru 2-3 hari ni la sihat betul n selera mkn semula.klu tak tu semenya pakat b'lumba2 nak kuar blk.isk...

alya dah pakai braces ye? pasni sure mkin slim sbb kena mkn soft food je.mcm opismate ayu la.hehehe...tp baguskan dentist sana siap bgi goodie beg.sini jgn hrp le

susumanis said...

makin cun la nak dara LG nanti :))

lemongrass said...

Asilah,
Salam. Zahra pun gigi jarang2 mcm Edelyn so dia pun nanti memang kena pakai braces jugak so melayang lagi duit we all, hehehe.

Mrs Adam,
So far, my daughter kata tak sakit her braces cuma uncomfortable aje. Semua dia makan skrg ni exc yg keras2 and yg sticky lah.

June,
we all memang dah tau lama yg dia kena pakai braces one day so memang tau duit savings we all akan digunakan utk buat her braces lah but still jugak rasa nak pengsan tengok the bills, hahaha.

Whitecappucino,
hopefully lah bit still bertahun2 jugak nak jadi perfect tu :-)

Cik Mat,
hahaha...you boleh lah join anak I yg bongsu tu nangis sbb dia pun jenis suka makan, heeeee.

Cikgu Anum,
Samalah jugak kat sini, boleh beli baaaanyaaaak benda including oven and stove tops, hehehe.

Mulan,
I pun pergi private orthodontist but kat sini private boleh bayar in 2 installments jugak. But klu bayar 1 lump sum boleh dpt discount, hehehe.

b.h.g,
For Miss 12, dia kena guna braces bukan sbb nak cantik. Dia kena guna sbb she has some serious porblems with her overbite and over crowding which need correction or else she will have problems later on in life with her bites and her jaws.

Shiera,
so far, alhamdulillah, dia kata tak sakit cuma uncomfortable aje lah. And luckily, the orthodontist bagi dia dental wax so dia boleh tampal kat her braces so tak rub against her cheeks to cause ulcer :-).

Kak Zai,
Kat sini pun ada school dental services yang free tapi we all memang dah start jumpa our own private dentists and this orthodontist so tu yg teruskan aje :-).

Noir,
hahaha...I think Manila is a bit too dangerous for braces ;-P

Lisa,
does she have to wear retainers now? 18 months is a long time kan but I guess it is something that needs done :-).
I think our tabung pun will pecah soon because our youngest pun will need braces in 4 years time, hahaha.

Flying.High,
It is true, going to a good orthodontist is really worth it. Because so far, she hasn't complained of pain only slight discomfort. And, the orthodontist was really gentle as well.

Afid,
I suka sgt fish n chips sbb sgt lah senang nya nak buat, hahaha.

Putu,
I kena start masak segala benda lembut2 yg dia suka so tak lah makin kurus dia kan, hehehe.

Oyis,
Oh, how I wish my oven is that price sbb it will definitely be the fancy one. But since braces dah that price, my oven kena murah lagi lah, hahaha.
She's chosen teal coloured rubber band this time.
I know she has a loooongggg way to go still even after the braces, especially with the retainers kan.

Unaizah,
tu lah, masa we all tengok the bill, rasa nak pitam sekejap but bila fikir balik yg that price will get us 4 years of treatment and all the braces and retainers and follow-ups, murah lah tu kan :-).

Ameeza,
Samalah mcm Alya ni, masa kecik2 dulu, cantik tersusun her gigi susu. Sekarang, berterabur habis semua :-).

Ayu,
Lah, siannya kamu. Ainur and Faris pun kena sama ke? Bukan denggi ye?
Sure susut gak badan dgn cirit birit tu :-).
Nasib baik dia bagi goodie bag, berbaloi gak lah bayar mahal, hahaha.

Susumanis,
hopefully lah kan :-)

IdaShazana said...

selamat bergigi cantik & selamat mengembangkan semula wallet

Lisa H. said...

Yes... She has to wear retainers 24/7 for the next 6 months ...after that ... put on night time only.
She had it on for 18 but her abang for 24 months ...case overbite yg tersangat bad... now it's all good :)

H O N E Y said...

Finally, i dapat baca this part which is she started to use that braces. sebab dulu mula2 baca ur blog, i baca dari newest entry.