I'm really not the kind of person to bug and bug, but after having my surgery date set all the way in october and not having surgery in the spring this year like I was promised so many times I realized that if I don't stay on top of things my October date might not even happen.
I've been in braces for about 13 months or so, and I've had braces in the past so there was very little work needed with the braces.
Anyway, I called my surgeons office on Monday, and I spoke with someone who said she would talked to Dr C on tuesday and contact me about what we could do to make sure that I'm actually ready in October.
I called asking if there was any way I could be sure that Dr C is happy with my progress and that he actually believes that from his experience I will be ready for October. My orthodontist doesn't really treat my case as being special at all, he comes over, takes a look, tells me that we can't do anything yet, bends some wires and says see you next time. I've already felt like a nag for all my year long bugging of what I'd get a surgery date. I know the process is slow and that it's unpredictable, but I'm missing half my school year now because of this, and I'm not getting any younger, I want to graduate and start my life!
Because my surgery date is so unknown I only took one course this summer in the case that I get a date in the summer and get to have the surgery earlier as they said could very well happen. As time passes this probably won't happen. But right now I just want to know that October will happen.
Also, tell me if this is normal, but my orthodontist has never done moulds, ever on me.
My surgeons office has now requested moulds and when I called my orthos office the woman was like well we need to contact Dr C, and I'm like "Well he's sending you a letter too" and she's like "well we're going to call him"
My family has been like well maybe now that they have your money they don't really care anymore.
My ortho was paid in full before the braces were even put on, while my surgeon has been paid a deposit which is half the total cost of surgery fees.
In Ontario OHIP covers in hospital, but the planning is not covered, or the braces. So far over $10 000 has gone into my jaw, not including all the money spent years ago for compensating my bite and having pre molars removed.
Oh I also forgot to mention that I need gum grafting. For some reason after having the braces on my lower gums have ceased to exist, I have no gum left on one of my teeth and it's really painful to brush and floss, although I do still do it to try to prevent bacteria. I don't really have a problem with the gum grafting, as long as they can fix it I'm pretty happy, and I know my surgeon does good work so that makes me feel safe.
Sorry this post is sooooo long.
Point is that I bugged my surgeon and now he wants moulds and he is sending a letter to my ortho with what he needs. YAY!!!!
Thank you to all the bloggers and to my boyfriend who pushed me to get on their case about this stuff.
It just feels good to know that something is being done and that I don't have to wait nervously and then not be surgery ready.
Thanks guys !!!