When I saw the story in this morning's Victoria Advocate about the Medicaid investigation that's affecting orthodontic patients right here in Victoria, I wondered what it would be like to be a patient stuck in the middle like that. Now imagine what it would be like to have braces stuck on your teeth for 11 years. Yes, 11 YEARS.
That’s how long Devin Bost, now 22, was outfitted with braces on his teeth. We know what you’re thinking. Those must have been some crooked chompers, right? Wrong. Turns out that Bost is now suing Oregon orthodontist Brad Chvatal for $150,000, along with $35,100 in attorney fees, as compensation for surgeries and expenses related to tooth and gum problems he sustained as a result of wearing braces for half his life.