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by Ravenclaw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: TMJ pain getting worse can’t chew on one side
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: TMJ pain getting worse can’t chew on one side

Why is the orthodontist the one deciding whether you could get surgery or not? In my case, my maxillofacial surgeon basically gave my ortho a list of things that had to be done before the surgery, and the ortho just followed the instructions. I think you should inform the surgeon who would be perfor...
by Ravenclaw
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What happens when ortho becomes out-of-network while treatment is in progress?
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: What happens when ortho becomes out-of-network while treatment is in progress?

Hey There- I've not had any experience having to fight it out with dental; it's usually medical side that I've had to jump through the hoops. Depending on how much is the remaining balance; you might want to consider a formal appeal. Your dental insurance should have a guide which tells you all of ...
by Ravenclaw
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What happens when ortho becomes out-of-network while treatment is in progress?
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

What happens when ortho becomes out-of-network while treatment is in progress?

I started my orthodontic treatment way back in June 2017. Back then my orthodontist was an in-network provider for my dental insurance. At the start of treatment, I paid my copay of $2,450.00. That's the total of the portion I was responsible for. The insurance company, on the other hand, would pay ...
by Ravenclaw
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?
Replies: 29
Views: 2304

Re: Let's get real -- How important is flossing with braces?

When I started wearing braces, I would brush, floss, and Waterpik everyday. But it got so time consuming that I decided to just alternate between flossing and using the Waterpik after brushing at night. After a few months, I decided to just use the Waterpik every night. I think the Waterpik does a g...
by Ravenclaw
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Advice on Switching Insurance (getting off employer-sponsored)
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Advice on Switching Insurance (getting off employer-sponsored)

Also, my surgeon told me to make sure the plan does not exclude orthognathic surgery, but can I mention that in a call with someone or would it be considered pre-existing and denied at that point? Because of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), you can no longer be denied coverage due to a pre-exis...
by Ravenclaw
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reputable Jaw Surgeon Recommendations? (Other than Arnett/Gunson)
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Reputable Jaw Surgeon Recommendations? (Other than Arnett/Gunson)

To Ravenclaw: which SoCal Kaiser Doctor did you choose? My daughter just had her jaw surgery at Kaiser Anaheim last week. I met with Gabriella Tehrany at Kaiser Sunset. I can't recommend her personally yet because I haven't had my surgery, but she has a number of positive mentions on this forum and...
by Ravenclaw
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Any oral surgeon recommendation in Los Angeles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Any oral surgeon recommendation in Los Angeles?

SoCalUniveristyLed wrote:I had Kaiser and did my surgery in Sunset Los Angeles. Dr. Tehrany. AMAZING. Really loved Kaiser, my whole team and my results.
I'm very glad to hear this. She's the one performing my surgery next year.
by Ravenclaw
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Arch widening progress happiness!
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Arch widening progress happiness!

Nice. Congrats!
by Ravenclaw
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 8 molar bands and 4 eyelets?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: 8 molar bands and 4 eyelets?

I have 8 molar bands. My ortho doesn't like using them, but my maxillofacial surgeon requested them. I felt sorry for the assistant who had to place them. She missed almost all of her lunch break because the bands took quite a long time to place. My surgeon prefers that molar bands be placed on the ...
by Ravenclaw
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coil springs - tips?
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Coil springs - tips?

I have a coil spring added to my braces to make space for a retroclined lower central incisor. I guess I'm quite lucky because the coil spring between my lower right lateral incisor and lower left central incisor doesn't bother me at all. Food usually gets stuck in that area, so it's more difficult...
by Ravenclaw
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Braces Tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Getting Braces Tomorrow

I hope everything went well for you and that you are now adjusting easily to life with braces. I think you're pretty well-prepared already, but I second what EmilyTravels said. Get some floss and floss threaders. It's important to floss to get rid of the stuff that the Waterpik might have missed.
by Ravenclaw
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coil springs - tips?
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Coil springs - tips?

I have a coil spring added to my braces to make space for a retroclined lower central incisor. I guess I'm quite lucky because the coil spring between my lower right lateral incisor and lower left central incisor doesn't bother me at all. Food usually gets stuck in that area, so it's more difficult ...
by Ravenclaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reputable Jaw Surgeon Recommendations? (Other than Arnett/Gunson)
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Reputable Jaw Surgeon Recommendations? (Other than Arnett/Gunson)

From what I've gathered, most of the negative reviews of Felice O'Ryan that you would find online were written by one person across a wide variety of review sites, so most of those negative reviews are actually discussing just one person's case. Most of the reviews I've read about her on this site w...
by Ravenclaw
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The safety/relapse rate of maxillary down-grafting?
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: The safety/relapse rate of maxillary down-grafting?

I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you. Have you by any chance consulted with a different maxillofacial surgeon? Since your surgeon has already performed two less than ideal surgeries on you, it might be prudent to have other surgeons look at the problem.
by Ravenclaw
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear or metal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2402

Re: clear or metal?

I have metal. There was a time when I thought about getting clear, but I didn't think the extra cost was worth it. When I got them on, I realized they didn't really bother me as much as I thought they would. After a few days, their appearance stopped bothering me, and I stopped caring what other peo...