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by loralei
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Spaces in teeth after jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 6198

Spaces in teeth after jaw surgery

:GapToothed: I had jaw surgery almost 3 months ago. Everything went wonderfully and looks great. However, I had a follow up with my ortho and he said I need to discuss options with my dentist to fill the gaps in between my front teeth and canines where the surgical splint rested. Ithe was the first ...
by loralei
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is there a risk of face drooping?
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Is there a risk of face drooping?

I'm meeting with a surgeon soon and will ask all my questions, but I was watching something on TV about somebody getting a jaw reduction and they said one of the adverse outcomes was total lip droopage like a stroke patient might have. I realize it's not the same procedure, but is this a risk on ort...
by loralei
Sat May 24, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Family members that put a "downer" on your treatment?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: Family members that put a "downer" on your treatment?!

This is something we just face as a whole I'd say. Most of us have experienced this to some degree. TMJ is still something that most insurance won't cover and most doctors won't know what to do with, so most people aren't understanding of how much misaligned jaws can affect your life. You know you'r...
by loralei
Wed May 14, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How many used an out-of-network surgeon?
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

How many used an out-of-network surgeon?

Hello, I am working with a dentist and now ortho who referred me to a local surgeon. He and the staff seems excellent, and they operate in the hospital system we are familiar with. He is not in my network, so I was wondering what people's experiences have been with out-of-network surgeons. Are you o...
by loralei
Mon May 12, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?

Also thought this was interesting. It's the rationale my insurance seems to use for just covering underbites and overbites that exceed 5mm, regardless of other issues: "Studies have shown that individuals with skeletal malocclusions suffer from a variety of functional impairments including diminishe...
by loralei
Mon May 12, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?

[quote="parsleysage"] So the bite issue is definitely skeletal. I wish it weren't - if not, I could have been braced a month ago and not worrying myself over insurance! My teeth flare out right now as compensation, which disguises the underbite, but the orthos have all said as soon as I get the brac...
by loralei
Sun May 11, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Starting my journey
Replies: 36
Views: 3464

Re: Starting my journey

Hi there! I am also 24 and starting my journey, though I've had braces and gone through the motions once before (decided not to get surgery, which messed up my teeth again). How big is your underbite? I'm glad to hear Anthem approved you, as I have Anthem PPO and am looking into surgeons. Congrats o...
by loralei
Sun May 11, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?

[quote="parsleysage"] Oh gosh Loralei, I totally misread your post last night (that's what I get for posting at 2am haha). I thought you said you had AETNA. You have Anthem. Sorry about that! Ignore what I said about their policy, obviously. From what I understand, the ortho and the surgeon work in ...
by loralei
Sun May 11, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?

[quote="sirwired"]I was approved on Anthem PPO with no problem. (Cigna turned me down; they have different criteria, although from your description, it sounds as if they'd approve your case...) My OS did not file for pre-approval until I was ready for surgery; he said that they are more likely to ap...
by loralei
Sat May 10, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?

Thank you so much for your reply. I think it is weird also. My orthodontist, both dentists, and the TMJ doctor seemed to think I would clearly benefit from it. The thing that stuck with me most was the TMJ doctor saying I'd most likely be happier and have healthier bone/mouth if I had it done. I bel...
by loralei
Sat May 10, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Did anyone change their mind about jaw surgery?

I know some of these questions are general, but I thought those who have been through this may understand more. Story: When I was a teen, I had braces and was told I'd need surgery for my underbite. My underbite is skeletal (about 3mm), so as I understand it, braces wouldn't do anything for my bite ...
by loralei
Thu May 08, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone with any experience using MEAW? (Multiloop)
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Anyone with any experience using MEAW? (Multiloop)

Hi there, Wondering in anyone has or is undergoing MEAW treatment? I have read it is used for correcting the bite and can be an alternative to surgery. There is an ortho that offers this technique about 3 hours away, and if it seems like something that is beneficial, I would be willing to shell out ...