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by SingleJawMelb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 39119

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

I pay $120/month with Aus Unity for comprehensive hospital and extras. I get back $600/year for my braces, but when I have my surgery I will not have yet served my hospital waiting period so get no cover for that. Make sure you get comprehensive cover!!! Jaw surgery is not cosmetic so that is a non...
by SingleJawMelb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 39119

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

I have not had private health insurance before but i do have a medicare card and can get bebate. When i see my surgeon i will definitely ask for the item number. If i bring that to the insurer so they know i want to join because i have a surgery ahead will they still cover me as long as i wait for ...
by SingleJawMelb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 39119

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

Ok several points and I hope I have explained them correctly. There is no such thing as pre existing issues. Medical insurance in Australia has to cover your regardless if you knew you were going to have issues. I've claimed $10k+ plus from health insurance through exisiting mental health, dental an...
by SingleJawMelb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: personal loan for jaw surgery? other finance options?
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Re: personal loan for jaw surgery? other finance options?

Why are you getting jaw surgery if your bite is ok?
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Open bite, lower jaw surgery?
Replies: 0
Views: 429

Open bite, lower jaw surgery?

Hi, I just had my surgery and having a bit of insomnia so spending time on this forum ;) I had lower jaw surgery to fix my open bite, but it seems most surgery is done on top jaw? My bite isn't to bad. The teeth join and I can chew food ok (not supposed to be chewing too much shhhh). Looking forward...
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 28041

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

[quote="Lovespain5"][quote="Rebeccaa"][quote="ajs604"]My final picture after brace removal.[/quote]


I can't see![/quote]

You have to write 8 posts to be able to see the photos.

Ajs604 : very nice result![/quote]

Thank tou
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First orthodontic appointment this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: First orthodontic appointment this morning

[quote="Jdizle"]Hi sarah I'm from Melbourne too! I just had a consult today with my third orthodontist (I wanted options) first told me sarpe then braces but the other two seemed confident they can fix it without surgery because most of my front teeth are tilted inwards way more than normal. I too a...
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 28041

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

[quote="ajs604"]My final picture after brace removal.[/quote]


I can't see!
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: One week into Lingual Braces - upper and lower
Replies: 20
Views: 12622

Re: One week into Lingual Braces - upper and lower

[quote="flaav001"][quote="tm6018"]hi flaav... I was just wondering if you are in Australia and (if you don't mind me asking) how much your braces are going to cost? Im a 27 year old female and have been considering getting lingual braces for such a long time now but have had so many anxieties about ...
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 112780

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

Whoops, Melbourne Australia
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 112780

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

About $7100 for braces, top teeth are clear.
2 years of treatment.
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is it safe to fly 14 hours 4 weeks post-op?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Is it safe to fly 14 hours 4 weeks post-op?

Ask your surgeon
Listen to your body
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Oral Surgeon in Melbourne Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

Re: Oral Surgeon in Melbourne Australia

I had my surgery done with Alf Nastri. My two orthos (I changed during treatment) work with him, and I'm naive and didn't think to shop around or anything. My experience: had a referral months after my first appointment with ortho (and you know how long they take). Saw him for literally two minutes)...
by SingleJawMelb
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 39119

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

Had my surgery this year via OMFS on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. It's "not a partnership" but you can message me for surgeon details. But you should be going with your orthos recommendation. Single jaw surgery, with wisdom teeth removal. $8100 total. Medicare won't rebate me (reciprocal card) bit i...