A quick moan

Today saw The Teenage One and I take a day off school/work to travel the 60 miles to Aberdeen for an emergency visit to the orthodontist.

We -
1.  Left at 9.45 to get the train
2. arrived at 11.25
3. hung around for an hour before the appointment
4. spent 10 minutes in the orthodontists
5. went for a bite to eat
6. got the train home at 13.39 and got back home at 15.15

So all in all a 5½ hour trip for a 10 minute appointment.  And we still have to go back in 3 weeks to get everything tightened up.  Still one good thing is that Samuel goes on the train for free at certain times of the day

He better have the best looking teeth in Scotland by the end of all this :0)


  1. Callums brace fell to bits over the bank holiday weekend - wearing a double gumshield for football and rugby doesn't help - but some DIY dentistry was called for and we cut off the offending wire that was digging in - we are back there next week to get it all tightened up. Amazed by how much his teeth have moved already in just 7 weeks.

  2. That's the downside of living in a rural location, I suppose. Don't suppose DN minded missing a day of school.

  3. I used to moan about the orthodontist being 45 mins drive away and our trips out of school taking an hour and a half just for 10 minutes in the dentist chair. Suddenly that doesn't seem so bad! I'm sure it will be well worth it in the end!

  4. Both my girls had braces and are so much happier with their teeth now. Fortunately our orthodontist is only a 5 min drive ;) x

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  7. Sorry, the last post posted 3 times :( x


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