I have noticed that the amount of children i see with metal work in there mouths these days is getting more and more frequent. Now nobody in there right mind would want a child who has obvious teeth problems to go with out any intervention from a specialist but the cynic in me cant help but think that telling a caring parent that little johnny needs a brace because he maybe be disfigured in later life would be a bit of a steady earner for a dentist especial as its not uncommon for the things to still be on five years later and added up thats a awful lot of sugary time the dentist can claim from the NHS. Now i know everyone in there own way struggles to make ends meet, and most people have a scam or two which helps keep the wolf from the door...hey even i have been known to teach privately for a bit of money Gordon Brown may not necessarily see come through the treasury. But a dentist (who lets face it does very well) who tells half of the kids he see's they need a brace, directly effects my job as a brass teacher and of cause the potential development of a kid, some i have known to finish because of them!! I think its a scam because to me most of the kids are perfectly normal, if they are goofy then by all means sort them out, but i do wish they wouldn't tell normal looking kids they have a problem, its out of order, and creates problems for teachers!