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 Post subject: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Hi I am 52 liveing in the UK had braces 5 weeks and will later have a Bimaxillary Osteotomy(double Jaw Surgery), is ther any one else in the UK who is waiting or had surgery i could corespond with

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:55 am 
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Hi Mike,

I am in the UK too, had braces for 2.5 years and due to have double jaw surgery for an overbite next week. How are you getting on with your braces?

Helen

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:22 pm 
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I'm in the UK and due to have surgery at some point late this year/early next year (guess i'll get an exact date when I have my appointment at the joint clinic in a couple of months). Whereabouts in the UK will you be having surgery?


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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:12 am 
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Another UK citizen here! Who have you guys gone with for the surgery? Would you mind giving me a rough idea of cost please?


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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:04 pm 
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My surgery will be in Sheffield, on the NHS so I don't know about private costs. I won't now be having surgery tomorrow as it was cancelled, so I'm waiting to find out a new date now.

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:18 pm 
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HelenUK wrote:
My surgery will be in Sheffield, on the NHS so I don't know about private costs. I won't now be having surgery tomorrow as it was cancelled, so I'm waiting to find out a new date now.


Thanks, and thanks for your post in my thread


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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Hi mike, I'm uk based, been in braces for 6 months and am waiting for double jaw surgery as well... It's a while off I think! Any questions shout :)

Andy, NHS should cover it proving it's a function issue you have?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Beebop wrote:
Hi mike, I'm uk based, been in braces for 6 months and am waiting for double jaw surgery as well... It's a while off I think! Any questions shout :)

Andy, NHS should cover it proving it's a function issue you have?


I don't have any dramatic problems with it, just lots of little things like aching, clicking joints, lips don't meet so I often split my top lip when I sleep, symptoms of sleep apnoea (never seen myself actually sleeping but the pieces seem to fit!), low self esteem

My thread is here if you could offer your thoughts? viewtopic.php?f=15&t=42931

Sorry for thread hijacking!


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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:54 am 
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HelenUK wrote:
My surgery will be in Sheffield, on the NHS so I don't know about private costs. I won't now be having surgery tomorrow as it was cancelled, so I'm waiting to find out a new date now.


Oh sheffield, I am quite close to you, I'm having my surgery in manchester.
Do you think you'll be waiting long for another date?

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:56 am 
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andyroo wrote:
Beebop wrote:
Hi mike, I'm uk based, been in braces for 6 months and am waiting for double jaw surgery as well... It's a while off I think! Any questions shout :)

Andy, NHS should cover it proving it's a function issue you have?


I don't have any dramatic problems with it, just lots of little things like aching, clicking joints, lips don't meet so I often split my top lip when I sleep, symptoms of sleep apnoea (never seen myself actually sleeping but the pieces seem to fit!), low self esteem

My thread is here if you could offer your thoughts? viewtopic.php?f=15&t=42931

Sorry for thread hijacking!


Hello! I don't have any dramatic problems either, just the cracking and clicking and the aching... And I am getting it on the NHS so...

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:47 am 
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oimysizex wrote:
HelenUK wrote:
My surgery will be in Sheffield, on the NHS so I don't know about private costs. I won't now be having surgery tomorrow as it was cancelled, so I'm waiting to find out a new date now.


Oh sheffield, I am quite close to you, I'm having my surgery in manchester.
Do you think you'll be waiting long for another date?



yeah, i have a date now for 2nd october, so not long! when will yours be? do you have an overbite or underbite? x

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:46 am 
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HelenUK wrote:
oimysizex wrote:
HelenUK wrote:
My surgery will be in Sheffield, on the NHS so I don't know about private costs. I won't now be having surgery tomorrow as it was cancelled, so I'm waiting to find out a new date now.


Oh sheffield, I am quite close to you, I'm having my surgery in manchester.
Do you think you'll be waiting long for another date?



yeah, i have a date now for 2nd october, so not long! when will yours be? do you have an overbite or underbite? x



Hey Helen! no not long at all! are you nervous? excited?
I think mine will *probably* be around next Christmas time if not a bit long so a long way for me!!

Well, I technically have a crossbite, but have a class III skeletal pattern? My ortho/surgeon haven't been that helpful, but they do send lots of letters to my dentist on my treatment etc. If I stretch my jaw out forward it looks like i have an extreme underbite!

Do you have an under bite or over bite? Are you having any other sort of surgery combined with your jaw surgery? e.g. genioplasty?
xx

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:56 am 
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Yeah just 3 weeks away now. I'm not really nervous yet - a little worried that it may get cancelled again but otherwise just waiting! I have an overbite and so i'll be having upper jaw moved up, forward and expanded, and lower jaw moved forward. No genio.

The letter from my surgeon says 'bi-maxillary osteotomy with inset and advance of the upper jaw and a midline split. The lower jaw to be advanced to best occlusion'

I'll have a splint in for the first week or so, and i'll be off work for 3-4 weeks.

Christmas will be here before you know it, I hope you don't get delayed for any reason though!

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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Hi all

I've had a really negative experience with my local NHS.

I'm class 2, retruded jaw and have had camouflage treatment as a child leaving me with poor facial aesthetics.

Keeping it short and sweet, max-fax consultant said I needed a bi-max but the ortho consultant overruled him and discharged me.

Did you see a max-fax or ortho first?

Yorkslad


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 Post subject: Re: Uk Patients
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:45 am 
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Hi mike

I'm also having bi-max (as well as genio) on the NHS, I should be having mine this summer. Fingers crossed. Good luck with your journey! :)

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