Today, our wallet is $6300 thinner and we are $6300 poorer, hahahaha….
Because of this…
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Fish and chips frozen from the shop and salad from our garden (except the apple).
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 .