Search found 117 matches

by deathorglory
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Insurance Concerns
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: Insurance Concerns

I haven't actually had my surgery yet! I'm on track for it to happen in February. When I called my insurance to ask about the price, they said that since I have a maximum out of pocket expense, no matter how expensive the surgery is, all I'll end up paying MAXIMUM is $4000 (which is my maximum out o...
by deathorglory
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New in Seattle area!
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: New in Seattle area!

So it's been almost 5 months now and time has flown by!!! I feel like it was only yesterday that I was complaining about being unable to chew and resorting to eating soup for every meal... Currently my timeline is still about the same...When last I saw my orthodontist, she said I'm still about 6 mon...
by deathorglory
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Starting my journey
Replies: 36
Views: 3416

Re: Starting my journey

It has been 3 weeks since I've got my braces on! Since the 3 weeks, I've noticed some progress in my bite. I had a cross bite in which I bit down, I first made contact with my back right molars and had to adjust to get the left back molars touching each other. Now, after some time, this is noticeab...
by deathorglory
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2881

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

[quote="Bracedforthewedding"][quote="deathorglory"]I was unfortunate enough to have 6 spacers in my top teeth and 5 in my bottom teeth, all molars, for about a MONTH. Chewing was a nightmare! And then a piece of chicken managed to move one spacer in my top to halfway out. That was even more painful....
by deathorglory
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 83
Views: 80209

Re: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas

How early do you guys think I should start accumulating the surgery care stuff? I'm about 6 months out (surgery supposedly in February?) and have been reading everything I can get my grubby little hands on...!!!!
by deathorglory
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Insurance Concerns
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: Insurance Concerns

I have Anthem BlueCross and I was afraid my surgery wouldn't be covered (lower jaw only, 8mm recessed) but I made sure that my surgeon knew what the criteria were for me to be approved and, even before my consult, I looked to make sure that I met the criteria. At 10mm of underbite, I don't think you...
by deathorglory
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Long Off Work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: How Long Off Work?

I'm also worried about this...I'm only having my lower jaw pushed forward, but my job is 10 hours a day with a lot of people interaction and talking. A LOT of talking. I don't even know how i'm even going to eat, since it seems everyone says it takes FOREVER to eat anything even with a mirror...and ...
by deathorglory
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HAVING A REALLY TOUGH TIME
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: HAVING A REALLY TOUGH TIME

You can try a mouth rinse called Peroxyl...it's made by Crest and helps to clean the lacerations so they can heal faster. It's 15% hydrogen peroxide, so there's a little bit of bubbling and just a slight bit of tingling. I use it when my braces rub my cheeks raw. Other than that, your best bet is pr...
by deathorglory
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Visible Elastics...
Replies: 13
Views: 1573

Re: Visible Elastics...

Yeah! No embarrassment required! You're not going to end up stuck with braces and elastics forever, after all! :) This is temporary and you're on your way to a better smile! Smile big and proud...!!
by deathorglory
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2881

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

I was unfortunate enough to have 6 spacers in my top teeth and 5 in my bottom teeth, all molars, for about a MONTH. Chewing was a nightmare! And then a piece of chicken managed to move one spacer in my top to halfway out. That was even more painful...until I pulled it out and put it back in with flo...
by deathorglory
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Have a brace date but still trying to decide.
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Have a brace date but still trying to decide.

I have an overjet of about 8mm, but it never really bothered me except for the one snaggletooth I had in front. I went in for a consult after asking my dentist about invisalign, but was told that to correct everything, I'd need traditional archwires. Apparently, my molars are pretty tilted inwards a...
by deathorglory
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New in Seattle area!
Replies: 1
Views: 370

New in Seattle area!

Hello everyone! My name is Nina, 28yo, and I live in the Seattle, WA area. I got braces put on March 7, 2014 and was told my timeline would be 1yr of braces, surgery, then 6mo to 1yr more of braces. My teeth are moving quite well, though, so I'm hoping that my surgery will be towards the end of this...