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by theKurp
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Poll: Motivation for surgery => aesthetics VS function
Replies: 25
Views: 6274

1, Overbite, overjet, extreme overextrustion of lower incisors

2. 100% function -never planned to have the surgery - that is, until the lower incisors erupted so far that they were digging into the roof of my mouth

3. Absolutely

4. No problem with the insurance (Aetna)
by theKurp
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: why do people usually get attractive after surgery
Replies: 70
Views: 24750

Again, I didn't say that nobody ever went for jaw surgery from purely functional reasons, I just say it's not common. I think that the motivation for most (not all) people is the aesthetic one. As evidence, you should simply acknowledge how difficult it is to get insurance to pay for this surgery. ...
by theKurp
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How much weight did you lose?
Replies: 16
Views: 8432

There are too many variables that play a role in weight loss after surgery to accurately predict how anyone will fare. However, it cannot be overstated how important it is to try and maintain a dietary intake that matches not only your metabolism and body weight for calories, but your nutrient requi...
by theKurp
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I feel like I've been had.
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

While it's perfectly understandable to be upset, you should be careful in how you place the blame. Why is it you know now what you didn't know before? Whereas ignorance might be forgiven in the age before there was ready access to information, in today's world it is easy to arm yourself with informa...
by theKurp
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: working out / bodybuiding / sports?
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Fortunately, my surgeon is very pro exercise. Although I was unable to post the same numbers (weight/rep) that I was prior to surgery, I was back working out (3-day splits weight-lifting, 2 days cardio per week) exactly 2 weeks after surgery. In fact, my surgeon was pushing me to get back just 10 da...
by theKurp
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Intentionally create slight overbite for possible relapse?
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

By definition an ideal occlusion has roughly a 20% overbite.
by theKurp
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: mortality rate for jaw surgery?
Replies: 7
Views: 14643

The mortality rate isn't measured for jaw surgery per se, since there isn't anything risky or complicated about the surgery itself, but for the risk of dying from the anesthesia used in the operating room - which is roughly 1 in 100,000 as reported by the Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology
by theKurp
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overjet and overbite, what to do? (pics included)
Replies: 32
Views: 44538

VAS, The front lower incisors were over-extruded. This typically happens over time with an overjet because there is no contact with the upper incisors. To answer your question, yes, the leveling of the lower incisors was achieved with an arch wire alone. I don't know that I've had any movement with ...
by theKurp
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Have to go in for 2nd surgery
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

Jeez, two weeks is what I have remaining out of a total of 5 weeks of being wired shut after experiencing exactly what happened to you. Only in my case xrays revealed the loose screws 4 days post-op. I think discovering this early in the healing process combined with the fact that only screws (no pl...
by theKurp
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: consultation update
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Unless you currently have a gummy smile I'd be very wary of having teeth pushed back to correct an overjet.
by theKurp
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching Orthos
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

There's nothing wrong with your teeth. The 'angle' you're seeing, judging by the photograph, is an imperfection with your lips, not your teeth.

Seriously, you have less lip on the right side (looking at the photo).
by theKurp
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why no male Ortho assistants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

It's because men's hands are too big. :)
by theKurp
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 10884

theKurp - moving the jaw like that does sound painful! The liquid diet is a real pain. Im sick of soup and my weight has dropped from 73 to 65 kgs in the last 3 weeks and I still have 2 weeks of a liquid diet left :( I can mumble through my teeth but it gets tiring very fast and is frustrating. Do ...
by theKurp
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 10884

@theKurp: What do you mean "he literally forced lower jaw movement"? Are you saying he moved stuff right there in the office with his hands? I can't imagine that is what you mean, but I read and re-read your post and I cannot tell if you had this done surgically, or "manually" :) Yep, with his hand...
by theKurp
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Consent of a 10yo for surgery.
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

10-year olds don't think or care about the distant future. Trying to relate to her in those terms is pretty much a waste of time. As a parent it's your job to make those decisions that will impact her future. If you want her buy-in then you'll have to reward her. Think in terms of what a 10-year old...