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by dangerdude
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First consult tomorrow, soooo nervous :-O
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

My consultation didn't go so well today. Ortho wanted a copy of my xrays. My bones might not be good enough for braces right now.

I'm not going back to the ortho with my xrays. I'll see a periodontist first. Not going to waste my time anymore.
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6337

I think my brace options are on hold for now. Came back from a consultation and the ortho was concerned about some movable upper lateral incisors and bone loss. I didn't know my lateral incisors were movable in the first place :? Who knows what else is movable. He wanted a copy of my xrays from my d...
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First consult tomorrow, soooo nervous :-O
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

Congrats! I have my first consultation in a few hours during my lunch hour. Still nervous :roll:
by dangerdude
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First consult tomorrow, soooo nervous :-O
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

I have an appt tomorrow for a consultation. I'm freaking out also. Dentist already told me I have deep perio pockets and bone lose. He cleaned most of the viable stuff over the past year and a half. I just hope I'm able to get braces. I am already prepared for the worst though :( I'll tell to yank t...
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I get braces for the THIRD time?
Replies: 47
Views: 7353

Maybe what you really want is a facelift. I doubt the teeth are going to change much more.
by dangerdude
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6337

The plaster bandage does look horrible :( But I'm willing to do whatever at this point.

Looks like my copay for a graft if needed is 40%. Not too bad. Deep cleanings are 100% covered. Ortho treatments are 50% :)
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1st time getting braces
Replies: 23
Views: 2996

I have black triangles with no braces on yet :cry:

You already made it this far, just go through with it. Like others have said, they are easy to fix. You can do it right after or wait a while.
by dangerdude
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6337

Ok, I just made an appointment for a free consultation. I have a deep cleaning on Monday at my dentist's office and a consultation on Wed at an ortho/dental chain. @ wired nana Did the grafting hurt much? I'm freaked out about grafting after watching something on tv about skin grafts for burn victim...
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6337

Ok, thanks for giving me some hope :D
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?
Replies: 18
Views: 6337

Anyone denied braces due to bad perio?

Last year I wanted to do something about my teeth. I'm 30. Haven't gone to the dentist in over 10 years. After the first visit, my dentist said I had perio, numbers were high and I got deep cleanings, still get the deep cleanings now. I asked if I would be able to get braces and he said no, good bon...
by dangerdude
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: underbiter to have upper advancement
Replies: 18
Views: 5606

It sounds like you could use a Waterpik.
by dangerdude
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any financial guru's? FSA, savings & braces
Replies: 24
Views: 3817

Re: FSA and Taxes

Keep in mind if you do not have an FSA Account you can still take the treatment off your taxes. It will depend on the ded of your Adjusted Gross Income. under medical ded. Just go to the IRS section on medicals and it will give you more information. Chris I'm pretty sure you can't double dip with F...
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: November Braces Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 19836

I am finally getting around to having braces because of the terrible state of our economy. I figure I better do it now while I still have a good job. I’m getting mine at the start of the new year once the FSA kicks in. I’m going to pay for it all upfront so whatever happens, I’ll have decent t...
by dangerdude
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any financial guru's? FSA, savings & braces
Replies: 24
Views: 3817

So I called up my insurance company - Cigna HMO. Turns out 50% is what they will pay for :shock: But I must go to one of their preferred doctors. No, problem, plenty to choose from. I wrote down the prices the rep over the phone stated I should be expected to pay with my coverage. These are my copay...
by dangerdude
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 Teeth pulled
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Getting them all at once is what I would do. I read about people having to come back after a week or so inbetween extractions. I would rather have all the pain at one go.