Monday, September 24, 2012

I need my teeth!

I had an appointment with my orthodontist today. They took impressions of my upper jaw to make my new pontics and adjusted my wires. Right after I left my orthodontist's office I received a call/message telling me that my orthodontist says that I'm ready for surgery and to call my surgeon to schedule my appointment!! Umm, what?! The message told me to aim for an appointment in December and that I will need to go see my surgeon for my pre-op so that they can take all the surgical records! After all the drama with UCSF, this was the best news ever!

As far as scheduling my appointment, they are two parts my surgeon's office needs before they will let me schedule, first being approval from my orthodontist that I'm ready for surgery and second being a signed financial arrangement. First part down part down and they mailed my financial arrangement last Friday, should be getting it any day now. I'm planning on calling them tomorrow and seeing what I need to do next.

There is still the little fact that my primary insurance switches as of October 1st. Part of me doesn't want to tell them until I have scheduled my surgery, but I don't want that to result into more problems. The good news about my new insurance is that they only take 5 days (I'm assuming business days) to process a pre-authorization request. More details to come!

Side note: When they were going to take the impressions for my pontics, they removed my current ones and I was able to see what I truly look like with my gaps. Here's a picture. It took me a little bit to get used to them, but thankfully they put my pontics back in so I won't have gaps in my teeth while they make my new ones.

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