Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Orthodontist Consultation

I am writing my first blog today!! I had a consultation with my orthodontist today. I am a little overwhelmed. The braces are going to cost more than I thought they would. Since I am a surgical case, I got a quote of $8,475.00. My insurance should pick up a portion of this, but it's still a lot of money. I feel rather self-indulgent thinking about spending this amount of money on myself when we have two kids, a mortgage, car payments, etc. to also think about. I know the jaw surgery is a medical and not a cosmetic procedure, but still. I know having the braces and surgery done would result in improved functionality of my jaw and reduce the wear and tear on my teeth. The way my jaw is now, I have major wear and tear on my teeth, along with bone loss in my jaws. I already have two dental implants on the lower right side that I had to have put in because of bone loss. I feel like if I don't do this now, I won't ever do it. I am excited and nervous to get it all started!!!

4 comments:

stepeh said...

I am very happy that you are finally doing this! Love your blog!

Mrs. Shanton said...

That's exactly how I felt. But if you don't do this now, you may someday look back with a lot of regret and a paucity of choices. Good luck!

Aimee said...

Thank you Mrs. Shanton. I agree ~ I feel like it's now or never. Now I am just waiting to see if I can get the braces since I have the implants and bone loss and all that. Ugh.

Lisa said...

Amiee,

I'm new to this website. Did you have your surgery yet? I just had surgery last 7 days ago with Dr. Ralle. I have some questions if you did. I too had both jaws worked on. I go today for an x-ray and follow up.