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Re: Braces [Re: Mark63]
      #760236 - 08/22/11 05:51 PM

The orthodontist I took my son to classified his need for braces as being "cosmetic". I don't think all orthodontists lie to get $$$ out of their patients.

What specifically is wrong with your son's teeth and/or bite?

If your decree doesn't spell out orthodontics, then your X will have to go to court and ask the judge to interpret the CO. He may order you to pay 50% of all uncovered. If you and your X BOTH have insurance you may be able to use both insurances to cover the braces. You may also want to consult with the orthodontist- they may have a payment plan available.

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Re: Braces [Re: Mark63]
      #760237 - 08/22/11 05:51 PM

An ortho will tell you whether braces are a NEED versus a cosmetic want if you ask. Since two ortho's have seen the child you have two people you can call and ask specifically why the braces are necessary.

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Re: Braces [Re: Mark63]
      #760240 - 08/22/11 06:12 PM

Just because you don't want to pay for them doesn't mean he doesn't need them. If you're interested in having an opinion on whether or not he needs them you should be at the appointments.

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Re: Braces [Re: Mark63]
      #760423 - 08/24/11 12:24 AM

BTDT, trust me...they can and will make you pay for half. Whether you agree or not.

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