I need advice about the braces issue on getting them, (figuring out a way) & for the disrespect issue (teen entitlement).
I got this txt from my 13 yo dd yesterday. : Omg you need to schudule an appointment for the orthodonist. I got my finger nail stuck between my teeth cause i was trying to get food out.
She says "I NEED TO". First of all what is she doing putting her fingernail in between her teeth & her fingernails are too short to get in between anyway... I told my husband what she sent me & it was so funny he said the same thing. I told her she needs to use dental floss. She said no way. I asked her this morning if she took some & put it in her back pack. She again said no, I'm not going to use dental floss. I told her that's been a problem for years, the dentist tells you to floss, we do also & you don't. You don't seem to care about your teeth so why are you worrying about braces. Her teeth are pretty perfect except one that didn't come down when the rest of them did & it's crooked but it's not in front. All the rest of her teeth are really straight. I wonder if a retainer would be cheaper, & I suppose a dentist can't do just one spot? Not enough money for them... I told her we take her to the dentist every 6 months & our dental insurance doesn't cover braces. I also told her even though she would get braces she would still get food stuck between her teeth. That's not what braces are for. I told her the cheapest we could get braces for would be $3,700 (our cost) She got snotty with me and would she rather have them or a car someday. I walked over to her and told her she needed to watch her mouth, walked away & spouted something else (always has to have the last word). I didn't say anything more. Spring fever, maybe... lol but not laughing really...
Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Apr. 5, 2013 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by Dardenella at 12:28 PM on Apr. 5, 2013
If she's not willing to take proper care of her teeth now, it will be worse if she ever gets braces. You have to be meticulous about your teeth when you have braces. Talking to her dentist or having a consult w/ an orthodontist is you best bet about what she needs. It also sounds like she needs an attitude adjustment. " She got snotty with me and would she rather have them or a car someday." Sounds to me like she feels entitled to those things & doesn't see the need to EARN them! No one GAVE me a car, I earned the money to buy it myself. I would start cracking down on her for her attitude issues before she gets even worse. Start w/ the phone- at least you won't get any snotty texts from her while she's grounded from it! GL
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:52 PM on Apr. 5, 2013
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