Monday, March 23, 2009


I'm not sure if you all know this, but I am in the military and the military is covering my braces and surgery. BUT I found out last week that the military is trying to save money, and I might have to start paying for the braces out of pocket starting July....but If I get the surgery before or during the month of July then I wont have to pay for the rest of my braces treatment out of pocket. No matter what the the surgery will be free. But I can't afford to pay for braces out of pocket.

So I called my Ortho and told his assistant my problem. Here is our exact conversations
After I told her this situation I said: "I know I'm not an orthodontist or anything, but I was wondering if their were any way we could speed up the process, so that I wont have to pay out of pocket, because I will not be able to afford it."
And this is what she said: "No, there is no way we could go faster then we already are." She said this to me very nasty.

And the rest of our conversation she was very nasty. All I was asking was how much the payments would be if I had to pay our of pocket, and if she could ask the doc (who is her husband) if i would be close to being ready in July.

So I am done dealing with the husband and wife team. I made an appointment with the OS. I see him on April 8Th. And I am going to ask him if he thinks that I am close to being ready And if not when does he think I will be ready.

I already know that he wants me to have all my gaps closed. My upper arch is all closed but my bottom arch has four premolars and four molars to move.
And he wants me to have a 7mm under bite. As of now I have a 3.5mm under bite. So that's half way there. It took two months to get to 3.5 so I am hoping that it will only take 4months to get the other other 3.5.

UGH! This is so frustrating!

Honestly my teeth only have 3mm on both sides of my lower canines to go! That should only take about 3 months right!?! This freakin sucks!

It feels nice to vent! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My appointment!

I had another ortho appointment today. He did not change my wires out. He put a new power chain on top, and then put a power chain on the bottom from premolar to premolar. At my next appointment he will be putting in square size 17 arch wire.....whatever that means. i am in elastics still....which sux but oh well what can i do. By my next appt. i am hoping that my bicuspids and first molars. If things go as planned I should be surgery ready by June.....but every time i see my ortho my surgery ready date changes.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

July maybe? Thats just my own guess...

Well. my next ortho appt is in 2 days. I am so excited! My top arch is almost closed! I only have a 1/4 mm left. And my bottoms still have a ways to go but now my canines are completely closed. Next are my premolars. My premolars have about 4mm gap from where they are now to my canines.
now my bottom arch has been moving very quickly. About 4-5mm a month. Like I said on my bottom arch once one gap closed another one opens which is about 4/5mm away from where it is suppose to be. So if things keep moving like they have been then I think I'll be getting my surgery in...about 4 months which will make me surgery ready in July! I'll ask my ortho and see what he thinks