I am Orinta, I am currently 26 years old. I remember when I was still a teenager, my mother took me to an orthodontist because of unevenly growing teeth, but the doctor did not see any big problems that needed to be fixed immediately, we took our time to treat them with confidence. As the teeth progressed, the situation worsened. Because of crooked teeth, I was afraid to smile, it seemed to me that everyone noticed. Why don't you smile, why are you angry - usually accompanied by remarks that I had to hear, even though I'm not like that, I want to smile, but I can't - physical defects that have caused psychological problems prevent me from living a full life: I also get retorts because of my language, that I speak rather unclearly. I lived with my problems until I was 25, I decided enough is enough, I want to have beautiful teeth, be able to smile, definitely get rid of inferiority complexes, as well as health issues - if treatment is not started on time, the prognosis is dire. First, I consulted an orthodontist, it was found that I have a bad bite, and I need to consult a surgeon. I did not believe that surgery might be necessary, I wanted to hear more opinions. I applied to another clinic - the answer was the same, which did not please me. After going to the surgeon's consultation, I hoped that everything could be solved without surgical intervention, but the visit did not make me happy - a skeletal occlusion anomaly was diagnosed: too small upper jaw, cross bite, Angle II (upper jaw larger than lower). If an irregular bite is not treated, the consequences are possible: when chewing food, the tissues around the tooth are damaged, inflammation occurs, which causes the bone to begin to disappear and the teeth to move (this process, in my case, has already started, which is why it is important to prevent it as soon as possible). Due to the irregular position of the teeth, plaque accumulates faster, pain in the jaw joint, crunching may occur due to a greater load. There is also a bad emotional well-being associated with an unsatisfactory aesthetic appearance.
After finding out the exact diagnosis, it became clear that the consequences of an untreated bite had already started and it became more understandable why I speak indistinctly, why I look angry and unfriendly to people, why I have a tendency to snore, sleep with my mouth open and, finally, why my jaw joints crack. Orthognathic surgery is the only way to solve these problems, but its price is very high at 13,000 euros. Although I still have two years before the surgery, it will be difficult to save such a large amount on my own. For this reason, I am asking for your help to contribute to my treatment.