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by tdawg7669
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip incompetence after double jaw surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Lip incompetence after double jaw surgery

Hey I wanted to pm you as I had a similar experience in NY(and Id rather not publicly talk about the surgeon), but it doesnt look like I can for some reason.
by tdawg7669
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery + genio [lip incompetence?]
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Re: Double jaw surgery + genio [lip incompetence?]

You look great, but I am curious did you ever find a resolution/explanation for this issue?
by tdawg7669
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip incompetence persisting 1 year after surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Lip incompetence persisting 1 year after surgery

Just wondering if OP ever got an answer/explanation for his lip incompetence.
by tdawg7669
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bummed about surgery results
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Bummed about surgery results

I have the opposite problem. Im a guy and I had double jaw surgery about 3 weeks ago. I also didnt have a genioplasty and I am thinking I should have as I still look like I have an overbite in profile view. It looks like all my other problems were fixed(open bite, lip incompetence, gummy smile, show...
by tdawg7669
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is it ok to go with broken brackets before you have to worry about delays in treatment?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

How long is it ok to go with broken brackets before you have to worry about delays in treatment?

I just had 2(maybe 3 brackets, on my top back teeth on the right) break(they are floating on the wire). I wont be able to see my orthodontist until Monday. Should I be concerned about teeth shifting back to starting position and losing progress/delaying treatment?
by tdawg7669
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 14 days post op and feelings of major depression...
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: 14 days post op and feelings of major depression...

Hey you can pm me pics if you arent comfortable posting them(obviously I will keep it 100% confidential), and I will tell you what I think. It is 100% normal to feel this way though. 1) You still have a lot of swelling at only 14 days post op 2) The face that you knew for 20+ years has changed in a ...
by tdawg7669
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Worried that veneers may hurt my surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Worried that veneers may hurt my surgery

Im set to have orthognathic surgery sometime in the future(whenever my teeth are ready) to correct an open bite and vertical maxillary excess. The only problem is that a few years ago I got no prep veneers on my top teeth to fix staining and spacing. I think they lengthened some of my teeth. My conc...
by tdawg7669
Fri May 27, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Any reasonable way to get this done while studying in Israel(as a US citizen)
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Any reasonable way to get this done while studying in Israel(as a US citizen)

I just had my appointment with an orthodontist and he confirmed that I will need braces and surgery to fix my problems. I am set to begin a 4 year course of study, abroad in Israel soon. The school provides health insurance but it doesnt cover pre-existing conditions(which I am assuming my condition...
by tdawg7669
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Facial proportions, need advice please [pics]!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Facial proportions, need advice please [pics]!!!

Your profile is fine. You are tilting your head slightly higher in photo A than in B(you can tell by the position of the ear and nose). That is why it looks like your jaw changed it's size.
by tdawg7669
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anybody know anything about this?
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Anybody know anything about this?

http://www.facialdevelopment.com/results.php

The results seem quite drastic. But I didnt think it was possible in adults without surgery.
by tdawg7669
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: NY surgeons/orthos? Ways to finance surgery as a student?
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: NY surgeons/orthos? Ways to finance surgery as a student

Sorry I should have clarified, my problem is a skeletal openbite because of posterior vertical excess. Im guessing you were a class 2 skeletal and your teeth compensated for the discrepancy which is why they needed to decompensate. Since my problems are mostly vertical, and my teeth are straight I d...
by tdawg7669
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: NY surgeons/orthos? Ways to finance surgery as a student?
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: NY surgeons/orthos? Ways to finance surgery as a student

1)I just had braces taken off, my teeth are straight and I am pretty sure my orthondontist didnt compensate. Id imagine I'll need braces for a little bit but I am fairly certain the time will be reduced to a few months. 2) When I said good credit I meant near 800 for all three. I dont know if that m...
by tdawg7669
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: NY surgeons/orthos? Ways to finance surgery as a student?
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

NY surgeons/orthos? Ways to finance surgery as a student?

I have finally decided to pursue surgery after some soul searching. I plan to go for consults starting in the fall when I start law school. Im not sure if I would still be covered under my dad's policy as I would be 23. As I have a full ride scholarship to school I wouldnt really mind taking a loan ...
by tdawg7669
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can TADs(in mild-moderate cases) resolve lip incompetence?
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Can TADs(in mild-moderate cases) resolve lip incompetenc

Hey, did you have to have braces? You said your teeth are already straight(so are mine) so I am wondering if it is possible to do this without braces.
by tdawg7669
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Questions - Long Face Syndrome
Replies: 7
Views: 13728

Re: Jaw Questions - Long Face Syndrome

Usually LFS patients have either an open bite or overjet( or both). I dont understand how your upper teeth would be covered by your lower lip in that case. If anything it sounds like whatever the opposite of long face syndrome is. Are your lips naturally closed at rest? It would be easier to help wi...