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Another Reason Not To Have Kids ;) Guess Who Pays For Their Braces?

by Jim Parish

Oh sure, you're all excited when they get their first tooth.  But then they all come in and you find out there's an overbite or their teeth are crooked or crowded. Then it's time for the orthodontist to freak your kid out with scary pictures of how your teeth might look if you don't slap some braces on those chompers.   That's how it went down when I was in the orthodontist chair at age 12.  I'm not sure but I believe the average cost for braces is about 5 grand.  And even if you have dental insurance it usually doesn't cover much of it.  So if you're a good parent you'll show your kid the bill when it shows up.   

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