Do you remember my braces post….Braces or a Car. Well, it’s time for the decision. Went to a follow up appointment for Princess yesterday and she’s ready for braces. So at the end of August Sea Cadet and Princess will begin the 2 years of orthodontist treatment subscribed by the most recommended orthodontist I could find…to the tune of $5,800 and $5,300 respectively. Yikes!
If you will recall, this will be Sea Cadet’s second time in braces…poor kid. But it really is necessary. I did make the decision go ahead and get his wisdom teeth out first, which is fully covered by insurance. So we’ll be doing that the first week of August and then they will both begin braces at the end of August.
I’m thankful that the orthodontist offers a interest/fee free payment plan (although with those numbers, I bet there is a fee somewhere.) So beginning in September I will have a approximately $500 per month ortho payment. New car anyone?
I say approx at this point as I won’t get exact number until August 31st and they will give us a 5% family discount on the most expensive child. But I’m using $500 as my budget base to be safe and thinking it will be closer to $460 per month.
Kids are expensive! (But yes, oh so worth it!)
The sorrow and joys of this roller-coaster overwhelm her at times, but she is committed to this course.
Hope plans to dig out of debt using any resource possible including her small business EPOH, her blog and any other resource that comes to mind!