Well, BM is back on the braces bandwagon (because its been about 6 months since she pulled stuff with us so she's due). SD is going this week to the ortho. Of course she's taking her to the one right in town which is the most expensive.
My fiance is going to the appointment with them, and he is armed with information, research, questions and ready to fight this. He will be asking for a second opinion, and the place he found can do it for half the cost. So his plan is that if its deemed medically necessary, he will force the issue of having it done at his ortho of choice. At the very least, he hopes that all he will have to pay is 1/2 of the rate at the cheaper office if BM insists on taking her to the local office.
If its not medically necessary he's going to push back as much as possible. He looked at SD's teeth again this weekend. They are near perfect. We also have concern that if she gets the braces they will be a waste as she wont care for them properly and avoid the foods that she should not have while wearing them. She never flosses and often does not brush her teeth.
To be fair id did ask him if he'd approach this in the same manner if he were still married to BM. He said that he would.
Wish us luck!