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by ktr78
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty hardware removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Re: Genioplasty hardware removal

Update: I had this done last Friday. Minimal swelling. No pain. I didn't even take my prescribed pain meds. Stayed inside for a few days because I was not very presentable, but getting the plate removed was a total piece of cake. Mind you, I just had the one chin plate removed. If I had all hardware...
by ktr78
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum Recession due to Bonded Retainer??
Replies: 1
Views: 2904

Re: Gum Recession due to Bonded Retainer??

No responded to my post but I wanted to give an update in case it can help others in the future. At my ortho appt this week, I mentioned my concern and ortho said the glue could definitely be irritating my gums. He scraped away some of the extra glue at the gumline. Took 2 mins. My gums feel much be...
by ktr78
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Loose, saggy skin after bimax surgery 3months post
Replies: 16
Views: 7791

Re: Loose, saggy skin after bimax surgery 3months post

I would consult with another oral surgeon in your area to get a better idea of what went wrong. Avoid telling them who did your surgery however because local docs tend to stick together.
by ktr78
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Too much glue??
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Too much glue??

I just had some of the glue on mine scraped away for similar reason and it was no big deal. Just ask your ortho or dentist. Takes 2 seconds.
by ktr78
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Loose, saggy skin after bimax surgery 3months post
Replies: 16
Views: 7791

Re: Loose, saggy skin after bimax surgery 3months post

Hmmm. I am surprised you got so much sagging with your jaws just being moved forward. Was your face made shorter? Doesn't sound like it. Have you asked your surgeon about this? Maybe consult with a plastic surgeon and see what they can do for you. Aside from the sagging skin, do you like your result...
by ktr78
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: refusing surgery for an open bite and crossbite
Replies: 50
Views: 13182

Re: refusing surgery for an open bite and crossbite

I think you'd be surprised by what braces can accomplish, by a competent ortho, if you make clear that surgery is not an option to you. Personally, considering you have lived almost 40 years with your situation, and you have stated that it doesn't bother you functionally, and not even all that much ...
by ktr78
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum Recession due to Bonded Retainer??
Replies: 1
Views: 2904

Gum Recession due to Bonded Retainer??

I have had a bonded retainer on my upper front 4 teeth for about 6 months. I've had a sensitive gum line on those 4 teeth since lately. When I take a mirror to look at the back of my teeth, I see that my gums have receded into points. The glue holding the wire on my teeth is all the way at my gum li...
by ktr78
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Uneven jaw after SARPE?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Uneven jaw after SARPE?

Be happy surgeon is going to fix for u. Same thing happened to me during my Lefort + BSSO and I am SOL and not happy.
by ktr78
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty hardware removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Genioplasty hardware removal

Has anyone has the chin plate used for a genioplasty removed post-surgery? It was suggested that I have mine removed so that the skin on my chin lays more nicely.

Has anyone had this done? Good results? Bad results? Side effects? No cosmetic difference?
by ktr78
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery without Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Surgery without Braces

The problem is that I have root resorption so I cannot have braces again. But I do need surgery. But looks like you cannot have surgery without braces. :-(
by ktr78
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery without Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Surgery without Braces

Can anyone recommend a surgeon who has preformed double jaw surgery without the use of braces? I am having trouble locating one willing to do this.
by ktr78
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Need your opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Need your opinions

If I were you, I would do braces but not surgery.
by ktr78
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Delay in Impressions for Retainers
Replies: 6
Views: 3000

Re: Delay in Impressions for Retainers

I am very surprised how so many orthos deband patients and then don't IMMEDIATELY take impressions. I pretty much had a similar experience as you although my wait was only hours. In the small amount of time between being debanded and getting impressions taken, my teeth moved as well. Even in that sh...
by ktr78
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Trouble coping with bad surgery result
Replies: 8
Views: 4513

Re: Trouble coping with bad surgery result

Wanted to give an update. It has been two weeks since my braces came off. My front 4 teeth on my top arch are very mobile. I have seen my dentist and he says that my roots are blunted due to the orthodontic forces (root resorption) and we just need to wait and see what happens next. Potentially I co...
by ktr78
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Really worried :-( Front teeth feel wobbly
Replies: 13
Views: 19643

Re: Really worried :-( Front teeth feel wobbly

Thank you for updating this post with how things turned out. My upper 4 front teeth are disturbingly loose 2 weeks post de-banding.