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by WiredRunner
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum graft during braces treatment?
Replies: 5
Views: 2914

Re: Gum graft during braces treatment?

I'm still braced and I just had a gum graft on two of my lower front teeth three weeks ago. My ortho wanted it done before my braces come off to help add some stability to those teeth (I had significant crowding and therefore lots of movement). The sooner you get it done the better otherwise your gu...
by WiredRunner
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cheek augmentation bad idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Cheek augmentation bad idea?

I also had cheek augmentations done and I'm really happy with the result.
by WiredRunner
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bone loss from braces
Replies: 9
Views: 14114

Re: Bone loss from braces

Periodontics is considered dental in regards to insurance.
by WiredRunner
Tue May 24, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31422

Re: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!

Any July buddies still around? Am I the only one still in braces? Still hearing "soon" from my Orthodontist!
by WiredRunner
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31422

Re: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!

I thought about bumping this thread a few weeks ago. Been wondering how all my July buddies are doing. :) Congrats on being debraced, isolde! I'm also still in braces, VikingGirl. My ortho keeps saying "soon" which he's been saying for about two months now! I'm really in no hurry. I want things to b...
by WiredRunner
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Someone Explain!?? Numbness in Lower Lip/ Chin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Someone Explain!?? Numbness in Lower Lip/ Chin?

There's a big nerve that runs all the way through your mandible that is responsible for the feeling in your lower lip and chin (colored blue below). http://www.maxfac.com/facial/images/cfs/37.jpg Someone posted this link a few months ago and I bookmarked it. Hopefully you'll find it as helpful as I ...
by WiredRunner
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For those that use(d) FSA
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: For those that use(d) FSA

Thats on reason I never gave an FSA much consideration. I would be one of those people losing money. However, with a high expense medical (need) I know I could use it. With the new healthcare reform there are some changes to the FSA like you now need a doctor's prescription for things like advil (?...
by WiredRunner
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Does everyone here have Blue Cross and Blue Shield?
Replies: 12
Views: 3159

Re: Does everyone here have Blue Cross and Blue Shield?

I have Aetna and I had no problem getting my surgery approved. The whole process was painless (pardon the pun).
by WiredRunner
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: For those that use(d) FSA
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: For those that use(d) FSA

It's not really a reimbursement because you can use the money right after you set it up. The way it works is like this: 1. You elect how much to put in your FSA 2. As soon as your benefit year starts (for me it's June to May ... don't ask me why) you can use the full amount that you've elected 3. Pa...
by WiredRunner
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Another interesting site
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

NervousNewbie wrote:I know I look like a hawt mess trying to maneuver that thing around my mouth... a total train wreck!
I'm glad I'm not the only one! One time, I was repositioning and I accidentally squirted my cat ... she bolted and I died laughing! :lol:
by WiredRunner
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31422

I can definitely sympathize there! I already looked young and my coworkers tell me I look even younger, ugh! I still ice occasionally but I know it's all just a waiting game at this point.
by WiredRunner
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: pre-existing condition and what insurance to get
Replies: 29
Views: 4570

For me, it took about two months to get my pre-approval. I have Aetna POS II.
by WiredRunner
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Finally...Some progress pics!
Replies: 22
Views: 4042

Your results are incredible! I can't imagine how different/better things must be for you, congrats!!
by WiredRunner
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: JULY 2010 BUDDIES!!!!
Replies: 247
Views: 31422

I have the really nice people working on me, but sometimes I'd just like to be put out of my misery :lol: Haha! I feel the same way! Things are going really well for me. I'm back to eating whatever I want and my braces might be coming off as soon as next month. I'm really in no hurry though. I want...
by WiredRunner
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: your next appointment...
Replies: 36
Views: 5607

I'm trying very hard to find a balance between being an educated and empowered patient vs. being a pain in the ortho's side. I'm having the same dilemma! I go home and research and read so much about what my ortho did at my appointments and why. This whole process is so fascinating! I definitely wa...