Probably the stern lecture I got when I was about 12 years old and the dentist told us that I needed braces - “You are stealing food off the plates of your siblings!” “Nobody put braces on their kids’ teeth when we were growing up except to show off how much money they had to throw around!” “Do you realize how selfish this is?” “This is going to damage our image in the community!” etc. - and then they had the dentist toy around with it for the next 5 years before finally allowing me to go to an orthodontist, who took care of the problem in a year and a half. This was the same dentist who also did fillings and extractions without anesthetic, and later lost his license for molesting patients. :eek: :mad: Probably the worst thing was when he bent the wires OUT instead of in, and both he and they refused to do anything about it for almost a week. I nearly ended up in the hospital from dehydration because I couldn’t eat or drink anything.
And when my sister turned out to have the same problem, she got to have it done right the first time. :mad:
No, I don’t see my parents much, and yes, they WILL go to a bad nursing home should the need arise, why do you ask? :dubious: Their excuse for not switching dentists was that a certain neighbor had recommended him - and they weren’t even living there any more by this time!
In other words, I got in trouble for simply existing.