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by ORTHO12
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recovery of Soft Tissue. I wanna kiss girls!
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Im here to help! I had an advancement in Aug 09 (even though I was not meant to) My upper lip pre surgery was very long and flexible and had a gap of like 2mm between top and bottom lip and only showed tips of teeth, post surgery it was very short and inflexible thats how I knew I had been advanced....
by ORTHO12
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone else's surgery results not as planned?
Replies: 36
Views: 7351

Oh...and again just a reminder...I never had severely misaligned jaws either!! I had misaligned teeth.
by ORTHO12
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone else's surgery results not as planned?
Replies: 36
Views: 7351

My before and after photos are DRAMATIC to say the least!! The ortho 1's are not a true representation as I took the befores in 2005 and the afters in 2009 I had obviously changed alot since then and when they show me my befores and afters I try to tell them I did not look like that prior to surgery...
by ORTHO12
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone else's surgery results not as planned?
Replies: 36
Views: 7351

Basically as a kid I pushed my teeth with my tongue (habit) so my top teeth flared up and my bottom teeth flared down, you could not see what the actually jaw discrepancy was until I agreed to start braces treatment after refferal from my dentist and and orthodontist. As soon as my teeth were pushed...
by ORTHO12
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Continued drama with getting surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Sorry if I misunderstood, but what I am "assuming" and correct me if I'm wrong is that you mentioned some cosmetic concerns before or as well as functional concerns and that is why they are looking at you as a cosmetic case because I think usually they expect you on the NHS to start with function an...
by ORTHO12
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Continued drama with getting surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

I think they are right for making sure the reasons you want the surgery is to fix functional issues mainly and that they made you see a psychiatrist prior to commencing any long term treatment. To me this sounds like good practice. In the UK the surgery is free so imagine everyone who didnt like the...
by ORTHO12
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How wide can you open?
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

@trish222 I never wore elastics post op. That could be one reason. Another reason could be because I never felt pain post op so moved my jaws alot I only did 1 week of ibruprofen and that was it so my jaw was moving from the get go... It seems to me that people who have to wear elastics to fine tune...
by ORTHO12
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How wide can you open?
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

Im 5 months and I am 4 fingers wide since 3 months :D
by ORTHO12
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: One year after orthodontic treatment - what a difference !!
Replies: 9
Views: 2860

Looks like you'v emade good progress then...Results should be really good :D When is the surgery?
by ORTHO12
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Possibly undergoing double jaw surgery. Pics attached!
Replies: 43
Views: 12641

I had an occlusal CANT which did not show in my face or my teeth from frontal view. After surgey I was told it was 2mm...hence why I could not see it, however they cut my jaw 6mm which is not what I wanted or informed of :( I think I had a run-of-the-mill surgeon. I think as you have all done your r...
by ORTHO12
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18925

@crazyb

Your results look amazing so far!! :D
by ORTHO12
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: One year after orthodontic treatment - what a difference !!
Replies: 9
Views: 2860

Wow...those two images look like they are in reverse order...your teeth looked fine before but with regards to your question...yes the bottom teeth look like they are tipping forward.

What are you actually having done? Sorry if you already mentioned this somewhere!!
by ORTHO12
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Teeth Hurting
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

Ok...dnt be scared by what I am about to say..Im not...but 5 months post op my two front teeth still hurt and I have never been able to bite ANYTHING since my op :( I told the ortho and surgeon and they just....wrote it dwn...nothing new.
by ORTHO12
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 days post op, bone grafts & genioplasty
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Hi, Thought I'd try cheer you up. You are only two days post op and maybe underestimated the pain involved with such a procedure but you can get through it. The first few days/week is rough for most but I can only tell you that as time goes on and the pain and swelling subside you might be able to t...
by ORTHO12
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone else's surgery results not as planned?
Replies: 36
Views: 7351

KJ I agree...a 1mm openbite did not warrant surgery but when you are attending all appoinments with your mum and they are telling her "your daughter will have future issues with her teeth if she does not do this" my mum is not going to go against the advice of a medical professional with regards to ...