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Vilma Ramanauskaitė

30 m.
Skeletal malocclusion
Required amount of support: 
12000 Eur
Amount of support already collected: 
1390 Eur

Support balance: 

I am Vilma, I am 28 years old, I live in Rokiškis district.

I have been diagnosed with a genetic disorder since birth, as a result of which I have an irregular open bite - only the molars are in contact with each other. Even when biting, there is a gap between the front teeth. Because of this, it is impossible to bite food and it is difficult to chew. My front teeth just don't bite, so I'm often gaping, breathing through my mouth. Because of these reasons, the teeth are constantly decaying, and the speech is also not clear enough.

As a child, I didn't pay attention to all of this, as a common child, I was very afraid of dentists and I somehow adapted to everything. It got worse in adolescence. Being different in appearance also contributed to all the problems I mentioned with bullying. I had almost no friends, I avoided smiling, I developed many complexes, because of which it was and still is difficult to communicate, especially with strangers.

Even as a teenager, I was sent to dentists several times for consultation regarding bite problems. I learned that braces will definitely not solve this problem, jaw surgery is required. However, such an operation could only be performed after reaching adulthood. In addition, it was stated that the operation is very complicated and it is better not to "go against nature" and leave everything as it is. Therefore, I spent a lot of time trying to adapt to it.

As the years went by, the problems only increased. The teeth with which I could still chew a little, could not withstand the load, they wore out, and part of them had to be removed. Right now I can only bite on the left side between two teeth. As a result, chewing function was even more affected, in addition to indigestion, neck and headache.

So, I finally decided to make an appointment with a maxillofacial surgeon. After the visit, it was confirmed that the only solution is surgery, and it is simply necessary to continue living a full life. After the consultation, I thought a lot and asked myself, is it worth starting all this, will I be able to withstand all this? How to live on without something to chew on? And finally, how much will it cost me?

Even though I have 60% disability, I saved a little while living with my parents. Of course, parents also help a lot. However, the reality is that the price of this operation is still too high for me, and in addition, a lot of money is needed for its preparation.