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by BigJaw
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How do you get insured for this treatment? It's cosmetic!?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

How do you get insured for this treatment? It's cosmetic!?

I know this can be a complicated matter. I've been told I should have double-jaw surgery to correct an overbite. So that's great but I definitely don't have the money to pay for it. My surgeon said I should be covered by any medical insurer (as I am currently covered), but I just called them to expl...
by BigJaw
Sun May 15, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 'Reduction' Jaw/Chin Surgery Promotes Premature Ageing?
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

'Reduction' Jaw/Chin Surgery Promotes Premature Ageing?

Hello everyone, I had a BSSO (setback by 8mm) about 6 months ago. all went well, has healed nicely, 95% of swelling gone. However I am also interested in a genioplasty to reduce the prominence of my actual chin (not jaw!) The worry I have is that the procedure will obviously involve the 'reduction' ...
by BigJaw
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Someone Explain!?? Numbness in Lower Lip/ Chin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Someone Explain!?? Numbness in Lower Lip/ Chin?

I saw my surgeon today and he explained to me that I'll be having lower jaw set back surgery (8mm), and possibly upper jaw moved forward but cant decide yet. Anyway, ive been watching some youtube vids and reading on the process. From what i understand, lower jaw is broken around wisdom teeth area a...
by BigJaw
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't want braces at 23! Jaw Surgery vs Genioplasty?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Don't want braces at 23! Jaw Surgery vs Genioplasty?

I dont think there is anything wrong at all in having braces at 23, but its just not for me (i cant help the way I feel). On top of that, I really don't want to see my face over the course of 18 months, become worse (in terms of appearance) whereby my lower teeth move forward and my bite becomes deg...
by BigJaw
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't want braces at 23! Jaw Surgery vs Genioplasty?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Don't want braces at 23! Jaw Surgery vs Genioplasty?

Hi all, Medically, I need braces and upper and lower jaw surgery to correct my bite and have my profile improved (by moving back my lower jaw and my upper jaw moved forward). However, I'm 23 and don't want to wear braces for 2 years if im honest. I don't really think my bite is that bad, I have a sl...