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Do you get charged for splint adjustments?


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Old 09-19-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Do you get charged for splint adjustments?

I have an upcoming app't to adjustment this new splint. I'm just wondering if I'll get charged for each app't as my dental insurance doesn't pay for this. Do you get charged or did you pay a set fee for the entire treatment?

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:34 AM   #2
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Every time i get an adjustment i pay $150 a month and sometimes $300 a month and i still have my ear pain... fun hey but thats the beauty of our condition. i hate it.

i receive nothing back at all from medical insurance but i just make more and more sacrifices to make ends meet.. i hate our condition but we are stuck with it so theres nothing we can do but do the best we can.. i hate how its not in our control.. the worst thing for me is i might have to find a new dentist .. im so angry over that

But never ever pay lump sum in case you don't like the dentist and want to change.

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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Re: Do you get charged for splint adjustments?

right now about $130 for every visit which is usually 15 mins.

 
Old 09-20-2008, 07:44 AM   #4
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Question Re: Do you get charged for splint adjustments?

luvtocamp you pay too much !! my dentist sees me for a minimum of an hour!

She does molds and everything each time...do you cover any of it on medi bank?

how often are your adjustments?

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:16 AM   #5
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Re: Do you get charged for splint adjustments?

Yes I think its way too much too, he mainly checks my bite and maybe takes a snip here and there. I see him once or twice a month. It gets old. No my medical doesn't cover it.
Its a 40 min drive too, so it is getting real old. I wish I had someone closer it wouldn't be so bad.

Does you dentist put you on a tens machine each time?? That takes time. My dentist in not a neuromuscular dentist so he doesn't use anything like that.

 
Old 09-20-2008, 10:51 AM   #6
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Re: Do you get charged for splint adjustments?

Thanks, this helps me figure out if I'm being charged too much. Actually, the first app't the molds were made and I had an old nightguard which he realigned (put that plastic stuff on the bottom of it) and then 2nd app't got the new splint and adjusted and charged $200. that's all so far.

 
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