Not technical/medical related, 2.) the treatment estimate is $7500-7800 over a span of 14-16 months. Yep, a 16 month sentence to be in this mess still. Tough pill to swallow since I've already been in braces almost 20 months and should have been out of them as of probably 3-4 months ago had this all not went to hell. During my records appointment, the new ortho made a comment like "wow, most of your work is done" in terms of my teeth being straight and not having the crowding and stuff I started out with. I was hoping he would see he doesn't have to do the initial work and maybe this would all be over sooner rather than later and the price would reflect a shorter treatment, but nope. Oh well. I am a surgical case and this is going to take extra time on his part to do the planning/work for my case. And I am just happy he took me on as a patient, so I am willing to pay whatever he tells me to pay.
So.... guess I can look at the break from brace jail as an unexpected christmas gift. I hate to get all excited about it though when it's not going to last long. And getting your braces off is traditionally a joyous celebratory experience, but this definitely won't be the traditional get your braces off day for celebration. I am dreading it. I hate just having brackets off and rebonded. I absolutely can't stand the scraping of the cement off my teeth. Sends me up the wall! I am OK on the back teeth, but my front teeth just make me want to scream. The feeling/sound of it sends shivers up my spine (like, I'm getting goose bumps right now just thinking about it. No lie!!), and my front teeth are so loose/sensitive that it just doesn't feel great. Usually they have to take the polishing tool and the ortho has to come over and hand polish everything off for me. I hope they do that for me for this appointment. I am going to need to chow not one, but two xanax before I go in for this one. I know it's going to be rough. Maybe I can get my teeth whitened while the brackets are off. That would be a HUGE bonus! My teeth are still so stained from all of this, especially the post op period with the peridex mouthwash. That stuff sucks so bad!