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by chicago29
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How far apart should the upper and lower incisors be?
Replies: 7
Views: 10860

Re: How far apart should the upper and lower incisors be?

Your bite is extremely good...Your top and bottom teeth shouldn't touch at all. The normal is 1 to 3 mm of "overjet".
by chicago29
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My before and after jaw surgery pictures!
Replies: 38
Views: 22066

Re: My before and after jaw surgery pictures!

Wow! Great results and thanks for sharing!!
by chicago29
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Random General Questions Post-Op
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: Random General Questions Post-Op

Your surgeon should have given you post-op instructions. I think almost all surgeons ask you not to blow your nose or hold a sneeze for at least 10 to 14 days. Mine said no blowing of the nose for 3 weeks. The reason is because you have blood clots in the posterior area of your nose and in your sinu...
by chicago29
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty After Bi-Max?
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Re: Genioplasty After Bi-Max?

I'm gonna try one more bump of this to see if anybody else has had a post-surgical sliding genioplasty...If so I'd love to hear about it!

Regards
Chicago29
by chicago29
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Palate expander?
Replies: 4
Views: 5285

Re: Palate expander?

There are many posts on this board if you search that unequivocally state that non surgical expansion in an adult is both impossible and potentially detrimental to your long term oral health. To put it simply, if you are an adult and your jaw bones are fused, the only way to achieve skeletal expansi...
by chicago29
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Please Help!!...Trouble breathing after surgery (nasal)
Replies: 18
Views: 5914

Re: Please Help!!...Trouble breathing after surgery (nasal)

Ugh...Just reading these stories brings back horrible flash backs for me. I had the EXACT same issues with the breathing, and the first 5 days post-op were probably the worst days of my life. I had both nostrils completely blocked with blood, and I was so swollen and banded shut it was even difficul...
by chicago29
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty After Bi-Max?
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Re: Genioplasty After Bi-Max?

Hi redblondefox! Yes, I remember you...glad you're doing well. You'll have to come back to this post and let me know how your genio goes. I think the implant is much less invasive, but still it will be good to get an opinion. I haven't quite decided if I'm going to do this or not, but I think I will...
by chicago29
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: having surgery again in april
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Re: having surgery again in april

I'm really sorry you have to have another surgery, but do know that this one should be quicker and easier to recover from. Yes, it will be hard, but you've been through it before and you know what to expect. Knowing is half the battle with this surgery... Be strong, and seek help if you need it. You...
by chicago29
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2010 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 104
Views: 14453

Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BUDDIES!!

Stephie, I wear the essix (clear) containers on top and bottom during the day. At night I wear a hawley on top and the same essix on the bottom. I agree the clear retainers are kind of a pain - They do impact your speech somewhat (although you get used to this), they "collect" saliva which is a pain...
by chicago29
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: De-braced today!
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Re: De-braced today!

Congratulations, sauerkraut!!! Life in retainers is much, much better!!! :jump: :jump:
by chicago29
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2010 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 104
Views: 14453

Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BUDDIES!!

Congrats Mama!!! Can you believe that 6 months ago we were swollen, bruised, battered, depressed, blah blah blah!!?? I'm happy you're too at the end of the road!
by chicago29
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2010 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 104
Views: 14453

Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BUDDIES!!

Congrats Stephie!!!
by chicago29
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty After Bi-Max?
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Genioplasty After Bi-Max?

Hi There, I am wondering if anybody out there elected to have a genioplasty after they had double jaw surgery? As a refresher, my surgeon worked up my case with and without the genioplasty. I didn't see the final projections until I was in the surgical holding area on the day of surgery. At the time...
by chicago29
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: before/after pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: before/after pics

That is a PERFECT result...You should be thrilled. I **completely** understand how overwhelmed you can feel from this surgery and the end results...even when the aesthetic results are stellar such as in your case. I highly recommend that you seek counseling if you feel it will help you, as I know yo...
by chicago29
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: NO SURGERY for me :(.
Replies: 17
Views: 3878

Re: NO SURGERY for me :(.

IWantANewSmile, Please go get a couple of opinions before you move forward with the extraction approach...extractions are irreversible and sometimes they are not the right approach and can make things worse (on the flip side sometimes they are the right approach). It sounds like that treatment plan ...