Thursday, December 27, 2007

That sounds better!

I was researching waterpiks and other fun stuff on Amazon today, and one “list-mania” writer described himself as “Orthodontically Adorned”.  That sounds much better than “In Braces”… J 


After work, I’m picking up a Sonicare toothbrush from my orthodontist’s office…they have the best price that I can find, plus a rebate coupon if I purchase it before the end of the year.  This will give me a couple of weeks of getting used to it before “go time”.  


Friday, December 21, 2007


19 days to go before I get “the braces”.  I’m starting to panic a little.  I wish it were over with already!  And I haven’t heard one way or another about the surgical pre-authorization from my insurance.  I don’t have a lot of experience with insurance companies…I don’t know if this is normal or not…


Does everyone get this nervous, or am I the lone freak?


Monday, November 26, 2007

Going for it

My teeth were fine as a kid.  Well, decent at least.  But as I got older, that started to change…  My mom offered to pay for braces when I was in college, but I declined – I was afraid I’d look ugly and foolish.  I looked into it again a couple of years ago, but was informed that braces weren’t going to fix my mouth – I’d also need orthognathic surgery to correct my jaw as well.  At the time, the cost seemed outrageous.  Now, at 28 and married, the time has come…I’m getting braces.  I’m going to look ugly and foolish, but at least now I have the wisdom (that comes with age!) that this is a temporary situation and I will be just that much hotter in the end.  Right? J


I decided to start this blog (one of my many many blogs!) to chronicle my adventure in braces and oral surgery.  Gee, how exciting!  Actually, it can be – I’ve had a great time looking over the many blogs out there of folks going through the same thing.  I tend to get a wee bit obsessive on a topic if it interests me…


I met with my orthodontist, Dr. Weber, on October 16th to get photos, x-rays and molds taken.  I met with my surgeon, Dr. Desa, on November 12, for a general consultation and to submit preauthorization forms to my insurance.  Still crossing my fingers on that one – you never know how insurance is going to go…


My “braces on” date is January 9th.  That’s 6 weeks and 2 days remaining of the ability to eat whatever my heart desires.  I’m trying to cherish these last few weeks!