Pity party for one please

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Don’t be sad. If it helps you feel better, I’ve had an underbite since childhood and my dentist tells me unless I want to undergo very painful expensive jaw surgery and then few years of braces to fix my bite, which still wouldn’t guarantee anything, I’ll just have to live with it. On top of things I have poor enamel, was born in a third world country), so I’ve had three adult teeth pulled and about four root canals now. So I have plenty of fake teeth including one bridge and possible implant in the future. I’ve put over 10K into my teeth as I don’t have standard dental insurance. BUT I have a guy who loves me and great health otherwise so there’s still plenty to be thankful for 🙂 Hopefully you can get great dental insurance and space the implants out so it’s not so costly at one time?

Post # 6
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1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Have you looked into going out of the country for dental work? I have no personal experience, but I listen to financial advice talk shows on the radio sometimes and they always talk about how affordable dental care is in places like Mexico where you can still get very high quality work done for much less than in the US… So much that even factoring in travel costs you save a lot of money. Again, i don’t have any personal experience with this, but its maybe an option to research. 

Post # 7
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@alyssaC:  Perhaps shrink the wedding, and save up for the teeth?

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