DD11 never loses her teeth before the new ones come in ... I have to get them pulled in order to make space for the new ones. Now one of them (not very visible) grew slightly twisteed, and it bothers DD. So at her last check-up the dentist offered a referral to the orthodontist, which I accepted (just in case). I then emailed BF to get his views. Since it is only a cosmetic problem, the braces wouldn't be free (they usually are for kids over here), but my health insurance would cover the majority of it (and I have always paid the remainder in the past for medical costs ... can't be bothered chasing BF).
As usual no response to my email (let alone him actually taking her to a check-up, but I digress), so I chased him up. Got a snappy response "why do you ask me when you already got the appointment?" ... which isn't true, all I got is a referral letter in case we choose to go ahead. Anyhow ... he doesn't want DD to get braces, because this might lead to her having Botox and plastic surgery in later life.
I disagree ... whilst I'd rather wait until ALL her teeth have come out (there is another one lurking up there, and the baby tooth refuses to fall out), I think she should have braces if she feels conscious about her twisted one (though it is hardly visible, I admit that).
So what do you reckon ... he wouldn't have to pay, doesn't take her to appointments (dentist, doctor, optician) anyway because that's disruptive to his precious family life ... should he really get a say? We don't have a CO, so this is a purely moral debate.