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by shortcircuit
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beware "Holistic" Dentists
Replies: 34
Views: 22623

Re: Beware "Holistic" Dentists

If you want to see how ethical and honest your holistic dentist really is, go to their website and see which products they are selling in addition to dental treatments. They will often promote products or sell treatments that use the magic word "quantum" to explain why they are able to make claims t...
by shortcircuit
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Little help please *
Replies: 76
Views: 6468

Re: Little help please *

Been a long time since I've stopped in here, good to see you're still making progress toward getting your teeth fixed. The "heal your cavities naturally" stuff is typically based on both a gross oversimplification of tooth anatomy, and misrepresenting new dentin formed in a pulp chamber in response ...
by shortcircuit
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6229

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

I was wondering how you went about selecting your surgeon, I live in a college town in a semi-rural area that is pretty far from any major population centers, and the area also has a lot of people living on a fixed income and drug problems so it's actually more likely to see people with no teeth at ...
by shortcircuit
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: change insurance during treatment
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: change insurance during treatment

AFAIK dental insurance only pays monthly for orthodontics, with regards to COBRA you will probably want to check if you can continue the dental coverage only and not the medical, and whether having insurance coverage available from a new employer would prohibit you from using COBRA on your current i...
by shortcircuit
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth after 8 weeks
Replies: 33
Views: 4404

Re: Teeth after 8 weeks

That's crazy, I would have expected that amount of improvement to take more than twice that long. Looking great :thumbsup:
by shortcircuit
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6229

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

Great information, thanks for sharing. I'm looking at a LeFort + BSSO as well, but my case is either all or nothing, either I get surgical orthodontics or wear things as is. I have a number of functional issues, but a gradually worsening speech/pronunciation deficit is the last straw for me, the res...
by shortcircuit
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Thinking about having Orthographic Surgery?
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Thinking about having Orthographic Surgery?

If you're going to get it done you might as well get it done now, I should have had mine done years ago but I didn't and my issues have done nothing but get worse. The younger you are, the easier it is to recover from this procedure. With regards to costs, are you still covered on your parents' medi...
by shortcircuit
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intro + a question about ratio of men vs. women in braces
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Intro + a question about ratio of men vs. women in braces

It sounds like you really need some treatment (surgery, ortho, whatever)... Does it really matter how many orthodontic patients are men? It doesn't, but I'm one of "those" who love to wallow in useless facts and information. So, going with the in-network OMS for wisdom teeth will cut my out of pock...
by shortcircuit
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intro + a question about ratio of men vs. women in braces
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Intro + a question about ratio of men vs. women in braces

Ortho treatment hasn't started yet and already a taste of chronic suffering...I had fillings done on #4, #14, and #15 at the same appointment last month and they were all severely and equally sensitive to chewing, hot, and cold. I had one really deep filling done on a lower molar last summer and it ...
by shortcircuit
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has Your Experience Peaked Your Interest?
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Has Your Experience Peaked Your Interest?

The process is fascinating but health care has never been where I would want to work, I would imagine that it's tough having to constantly justify your treatment plans as an orthodontist when others in the same market are equally qualified but coming up with different stuff. Google makes the whole p...
by shortcircuit
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Little help please *
Replies: 76
Views: 6468

Re: Little help please *

I would leave the professional whitening for after you're done with braces, especially since funds are tight now. Keep in mind that the toilet bowl white teeth that you often see in magazines and on TV isn't natural, since tooth enamel is translucent and the underlying dentin is a varying shade of y...
by shortcircuit
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: billing/procedure events timeline
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: billing/procedure events timeline

I have a DHMO through work and this insurance is set up a little differently, there is no yearly or lifetime max. There is a discounted total rate for orthodontics and I have a $1950 copay, this covers two years of treatment and if it goes beyond that then I pay $25 per visit. From a dentist's POV, ...
by shortcircuit
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth after 8 weeks
Replies: 33
Views: 4404

Re: Teeth after 8 weeks

That is a very significant change already, congratulations! :thumbsup:

Have you noticed people noticing, or has it been just business as usual?
by shortcircuit
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: BCBS and unrealistic criteria
Replies: 29
Views: 2425

Re: BCBS and unrealistic criteria

Update: OMS says that he hasn't had any major issues with getting jaw surgeries approved through Anthem BC. He said that in my case he is going to submit the materials for the pre-authorization right away and then to let it expire, because it's easier to get it renewed once it's been approved, inste...
by shortcircuit
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces removed & unhappy
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Braces removed & unhappy

It looks like your midlines are spot on with each other but not with your nose, I think there's probably some asymmetry there and I also think your teeth look great and you have nothing to worry about :thumbsup: A lot of people don't have perfectly symmetrical faces, so this certainly isn't somethin...