My name is Rita. My diagnosis is a skeletal malocclusion: crooked crowded teeth, large lower jaw, facial asymmetry, too narrow upper dental arch, flat facial profile, crossbite.
Because of crooked teeth, I have a complex since childhood, of course bullying at school, avoiding smiling in photos. Although I wore the plate, it did not help me much, it only straightened the upper arch a little.
When I visited an orthodontist when I was a teenager, I heard that in my case, with braces, it would not be possible to straighten my teeth like this, jaw surgery was required, then I visited several orthodontists and all of them had the same diagnosis - surgery. After the visits, I would return home disappointed, because it is not only a complicated operation, but also an expensive one, the cost of which is not compensated by the health insurance fund. I had resigned myself to continuing to live with crooked teeth as I had been.
However, over the years, jaw pain near the ear appeared, crackling and pain are heard when yawning, and I had to go to the orthodontist again. I now wear an orthodontic brace to treat the joint. I was directed to visit Simonas Grybauskas, a facial and jaw specialist, who also confirmed that an operation is necessary, because if it is not performed, the situation will only get worse in the future - due to an irregular bite, teeth are falling, breathing through the nose is difficult, food is not chewed well, etc. Therefore, I decided to have an operation that will prevent current and future health problems and have a beautiful smile.
I still have a long way to go - braces, expansion surgery on both jaws, dental implants and then orthognathic surgery. Since it is difficult to save such a large amount on my own, I am asking for your help to contribute to my treatment.