Why did you mention that.
OH the memories
I had head gear - I was 30.
OK braces are something I have got some experience in
I had braces for 3 years as a teen
then another 3 years as an adult 29-31
When I was a teen I think the braces cost my olds about 5 grand.
As an adult I didn't have to pay for my braces, you, the lovely tax payer did.
But I know the braces cost 5 grand
but then there was 2 lots of surgery to realign my top and bottom jaw and reconstructing my face cost approx 20 grand + (had my bottom jaw straightened and brought forward, my upper jaw widened, straightened, brought forward and re built (yes I have a metal jaw), the bone on my chin was physically removed and shortened about 1 cm and and then centered, and my cheek bones realigned) When I push on areas of my jaw you can feel the screws, joints and the edges where my bone was cut.
then the 2 2 week stints in a Private hospital after the operations cost? 10 grand maybe?
then there was the 2 2 month stints on convelecance leave 16 grand + approx (abit more than $1000 a week pay for 16 weeks while I wasn't at work, you could also include the time in hospital to so another 4 grand)
So total for tax payer funded work:
yeah baby I have a $55000 face!
I totally want to feel your jaw now! What on Earth was so wrong with it in the first place to require so much surgery??
Dr Doom- If I were you, I'd be sticking to soups and jelly and soft stuff like that for now. Could be easier and a whole lot less painful.