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by yeahyeahyeah
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still swollen, 10 weeks after bimax surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: Still swollen, 10 weeks after bimax surgery

Hi everyone, I had double jaw surgery, where they reset my jaw and as of yet my swelling has not gone down. Actually it worsens when I use my jaw during the day. Is this normal? -thanks. Are you just a little swollen? Or are you still as swollen as you were three days after surgery? As I understand...
by yeahyeahyeah
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still swollen, 10 weeks after bimax surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Still swollen, 10 weeks after bimax surgery

Hi everyone,

I had double jaw surgery, where they reset my jaw and as of yet my swelling has not gone down. Actually it worsens when I use my jaw during the day.

Is this normal? -thanks.
by yeahyeahyeah
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 Weeks post double jaw surgery, still swollen
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

8 Weeks post double jaw surgery, still swollen

Long story short, I have got jaw surgery to correct an open bite and jaw assymetry - my chin was 5 mm out of position.

8 weeks post op, I am still swollen. Is this normal, how long does it take for the swelling to go down?
by yeahyeahyeah
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Severe open bite
Replies: 10
Views: 5787

Re: Severe open bite

Hi everyone, I would really appreciate some good advice please. I am 29 years and have quite a severe open bite approx 6mm and only my 2 back teeth touch. I do not have nay pain or discomfort. One of the reasons for seeking an orthodontist was to see if there was anyway my bite could be closed non ...
by yeahyeahyeah
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Rubber band questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Rubber band questions

Big Tex wrote:i change my rubber bands every 4 hours or so.
Ive found this has worked a lot.

It has shifted it from 2mm to 1mm off centre. (which I can live with)
by yeahyeahyeah
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has anybody else found their friends not relating to this?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Has anybody else found their friends not relating to thi

Long story short, I have got bimax and SARPE done to correct my bite spanning over 8 years. The changes have been subtle, but it has definitely improved my appearance. Stronger jaw line, more symmetrical face. However, many of my friends even after explaining to them that I have got it done. Comple...
by yeahyeahyeah
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has anybody else found their friends not relating to this?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Has anybody else found their friends not relating to this?

Long story short, I have got bimax and SARPE done to correct my bite spanning over 8 years. The changes have been subtle, but it has definitely improved my appearance. Stronger jaw line, more symmetrical face. However, many of my friends even after explaining to them that I have got it done. Complet...
by yeahyeahyeah
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can i fix it without surgery?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Can i fix it without surgery?

Very unlikely tbh

If the problem is with your jaw bone , which by the sounds of it , it is, They will need to break your jaw in order to reset it.

I can't see how this would be done through brace work alone. As that only shuffles and shifts your teeth around.
by yeahyeahyeah
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Rubber band questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Rubber band questions

After undergoing jaw surgery, I have had to wear rubber bands in order to keep my bite in place. However, I am finding that they are not that effective, as my bite is off centre by a mm. It is coming up to my fifth week (and I am aware after the 6th week, the jaw bone has fully healed) wearing them ...
by yeahyeahyeah
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1 week post op, bimax upper and lower jaw - open bite
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: 1 week post op, bimax upper and lower jaw - open bite

Not too sure about the details, but I had double jaw surgery - top and bottom jaws were rest. I think the top was moved forward, with the bottom rotated so that my chin is realigned.

Currently wearing rubber bands to keep my bite stable.

I got it done on the NHS.
by yeahyeahyeah
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Length of numbness and how did it end?
Replies: 11
Views: 1980

Re: Length of numbness and how did it end?

ramirezmu8 wrote:At 13 months post up I still had numbness in my lower lip and chin. I just got the surgery redone this past wednesdays, hopefully I regain for sensation this time around
This doesn't seem normal.

You might have permanent nerve damage. I would get it checked out.
by yeahyeahyeah
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Length of numbness and how did it end?
Replies: 11
Views: 1980

Re: Length of numbness and how did it end?

I am at weeks 8 Post Op. Still have complete numbness on left side of lower lip and chin. Right side is nearly back to normal. Can't remember how theright side with the initial numbnnes returned as it did so in the early stages. How long for total numbenss to go away and does it go away gradual or ...
by yeahyeahyeah
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1 week post op, bimax upper and lower jaw - open bite
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

1 week post op, bimax upper and lower jaw - open bite

Hi, I used to post here, so thought I would update you guys. I had an anterior open bite, reverse overjet (class 2), with my chin being off the centre of my face. I have undergone jaw surgery to correct it, and I must say I am thrilled by the results. Even though I am still very swollen, losing weig...
by yeahyeahyeah
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A good smile can make all the difference.
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: A good smile can make all the difference.

I have not yet had surgery but I think you are on the ball. I get asked frequently by family/friends why I look depressed/upset/angry when I am none of those things. My relaxed face just sometimes looks that way as my soft-tissues (lips/cheeks/chin) are not adequately supported by my jaws/teeth. It...
by yeahyeahyeah
Tue May 08, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surfing after sarpe.
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Surfing after sarpe.

Hey everyone. I am having sarpe performed on may 14th and am going to puerto rice to see an old friend around end of july early august. He is a surf instructor and I always wanted to got surfing. I was wondering if it is possible for me to do this 3 months after surgery. The ortho said I will have ...