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I just want to share esp to those who are still in our country. If you need dental work just do it there..It is really expensive here. I just have my one tooth extraction with bone graft today and it cost us $575. Wish I did mine in the Philippines..

Riza


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I just want to share esp to those who are still in our country. If you need dental work just do it there..It is really expensive here. I just have my one tooth extraction with bone graft today and it cost us $575. Wish I did mine in the Philippines..

Riza

Ok I just had an estimate on all my teeht. $12000 :wacko:

I do have the gumdisease and need to get that bone thing done of most of my teeht. I was looking forward to a hollywood smile very soon. But that's not included LOL :blink:

I just want to share esp to those who are still in our country. If you need dental work just do it there..It is really expensive here. I just have my one tooth extraction with bone graft today and it cost us $575. Wish I did mine in the Philippines..

Riza

Ok I just had an estimate on all my teeht. $12000 :wacko:

I do have the gumdisease and need to get that bone thing done of most of my teeht. I was looking forward to a hollywood smile very soon. But that's not included LOL :blink:

I wish i did this in denmark :whistle:


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got a price for my dental work yesterday...

$1076,20 and I have "good insurance I think...

The total would have been $3646,00 without insurance

But yeah I wish I had thought of this before and had it done before. We have enough expences already!


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put me in the club :lol:

I've had an ongoing problem with my teeth; I was hoping to put off fixing it til I was on Dave's medical plan, but it's flared up... so I'm off for root canal work next week :wacko:

ten days before the wedding... I need a crown as well, but the dentist said it would be fine to put that off for a bit :)


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My dentist here in the Philippines advised me that if i'll go to US then i should have my braces there and not here in the Phil. She said that i will get a hard time looking for a dentist there that will want to handle a patient that was handled by a different dentist specially from another country. Is that true? :unsure: . If you'll ask me , i want it to be done here in phil because it is way cheaper here compare there. Here it costs $800 only while there it cost thousands of $. My husband will only get health insurance when i get there.

Any advice on what should i do?


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Last year, I had a tooth extracted and it cost almost $400.. it really made me wish that i should have taken advantage of my previous job's dental benefits...

riza, i so agree with you.. it's friggin expensive here as compared to the felefens


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My dentist here in the Philippines advised me that if i'll go to US then i should have my braces there and not here in the Phil. She said that i will get a hard time looking for a dentist there that will want to handle a patient that was handled by a different dentist specially from another country. Is that true? :unsure: . If you'll ask me , i want it to be done here in phil because it is way cheaper here compare there. Here it costs $800 only while there it cost thousands of $. My husband will only get health insurance when i get there.

Any advice on what should i do?

I don't know enough about braces in the Philippines to answer this question correctly (I know that orthodontic techniques in Europe differ substantially from the U.S.). I can tell you that braces will most likely not be covered by any sort of dental/health insurance you normally get here, unless your teeth are so messed up that it is affecting your health.

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My dentist here in the Philippines advised me that if i'll go to US then i should have my braces there and not here in the Phil. She said that i will get a hard time looking for a dentist there that will want to handle a patient that was handled by a different dentist specially from another country. Is that true? :unsure: . If you'll ask me , i want it to be done here in phil because it is way cheaper here compare there. Here it costs $800 only while there it cost thousands of $. My husband will only get health insurance when i get there.

Any advice on what should i do?

I don't know enough about braces in the Philippines to answer this question correctly (I know that orthodontic techniques in Europe differ substantially from the U.S.). I can tell you that braces will most likely not be covered by any sort of dental/health insurance you normally get here, unless your teeth are so messed up that it is affecting your health.

Yeah, braces are not covered by most dental plans. My sons are getting braces here and the estimate is around $4500/child. :wacko:


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Your husband can start calling around to find out if it's true or not. An orthodontist's office should be able to give him this information. But even if they don't mind treating a patient who got braces overseas, you would still have to pay for the treatment here in the States, the way I see it, you'd be paying double.

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I don't know enough about braces in the Philippines to answer this question correctly (I know that orthodontic techniques in Europe differ substantially from the U.S.). I can tell you that braces will most likely not be covered by any sort of dental/health insurance you normally get here, unless your teeth are so messed up that it is affecting your health.

Yeah, braces are not covered by most dental plans. My sons are getting braces here and the estimate is around $4500/child. :wacko:

my teeth aren't so messed up that affects my health :) thanks to the two of you for the info i really appreciate it :). ill tell my husband that he should start saving now for it lol!


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08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

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Your husband can start calling around to find out if it's true or not. An orthodontist's office should be able to give him this information. But even if they don't mind treating a patient who got braces overseas, you would still have to pay for the treatment here in the States, the way I see it, you'd be paying double.

Diana

Hi Diana,

Yeah i think that is what he needs to do so that we won't pay double. thanks for the suggestion :)

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My son named Zac

"My son's smile makes my day complete"

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VErqm5.png

MY K3 TIMELINE purple4.gifVid of how I prepared my interview documents purple.gifPapers that I brought on my USEM interview

AOS TIMELINE

06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

09.25.2010 - 10 yr Green Card received! (98 days)

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I don't know enough about braces in the Philippines to answer this question correctly (I know that orthodontic techniques in Europe differ substantially from the U.S.). I can tell you that braces will most likely not be covered by any sort of dental/health insurance you normally get here, unless your teeth are so messed up that it is affecting your health.

Yeah, braces are not covered by most dental plans. My sons are getting braces here and the estimate is around $4500/child. :wacko:

my teeth aren't so messed up that affects my health :) thanks to the two of you for the info i really appreciate it :). ill tell my husband that he should start saving now for it lol!

I recently had braces done in P.I. for my wife. It cost about 200U.S.D. down, with one extraction. About 25 U.S.D. pr month for follow up visits. A GREAT SAVINGS WHEN COMPARED TO U.S. PRICES!!!!

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Oh my.. I was complaining for 575 all of you is more.... Not alone here .. I still have another wisdom tooth extraction and 3 fillings.. I guess I just have to wait until I have a job... my poor honey...

Thank you everyone for sharing..


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02/12/2011- Received Interview Letter Scheduled March 14

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My husband needed some dental work done when he arrived (he SHOULD have done this in Brazil). We spent a lot of money last summer, although we had insurance because I had the "low" plan through my job. I had only gone to the dentist before for cleanings, so that was sufficient enough for me.

I'm a teacher so once the school year began we were able to change for the "high" plan (which covers more) just in time for me to need a root canal. That saved us a lot of money. We would have waited for my husband to have the work done when I was able to change to the "high" plan, but some things can't wait.

My husband has talked about braces before, though I don't think he needs them, but he wants to go to Brazil for that. However, he'd have to find an orthodontist here who was willing to "work" on braces that s/he did not put on.


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It ain't cheap here.

My husband had a simple gum surgery and it costed $1,118.00. Out of pocket, we paid $500.

I got the same dentist for me and I am glad all those trips I made to my dentist every 3 months for prophylaxis and monthly checks for my brackets all paid off, awhile back. It pays to take care of your teeth early on.

Currently, I schedule quarterly dental visits to keep build-ups at bay. My insurance covers only 2 of those visits.

Also, the x-ray and dental profiling costed me a bit. But that's okay.

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