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by snapdresser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 966
Views: 51703

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

I missed something. What happened with Invisalign?! You seemed thrilled to get the braces off! :Questions:
by snapdresser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I need advice! Please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: I need advice! Please help!

I definitely don’t think it’s weird looking, since it sounds like that’s your concern. Very normal and natural, actually, IMO.
by snapdresser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Does genioplasty bring the tongue forward?
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Does genioplasty bring the tongue forward?

I believe the tongue muscles all come forward a bit, but no more than your jaw is being advanced. Note that I’m not a surgeon. One I consulted with re: sleep apnea also told me that it would pull the tongue forward. I got an SG but haven’t had that same issue. A night guard might help if you’re open...
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cost Jaw Surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Cost Jaw Surgery

Have you tried inquiring? I wasn’t able to find a dental school willing to do it.
by snapdresser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lantern Jaw Chimp Face, Second Surgery?
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Re: Lantern Jaw Chimp Face, Second Surgery?

Sorry to hear that your TMJ and nasal breathing are worse and the aesthetics aren’t what you were hoping for. That said, you still look good as your midface better matches your chin. The surgeon might have been able to do just your chin, but I suspect that you would have hated the results. It seems ...
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

Re: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?

That’s good news! Good luck!
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: First Post
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: First Post

Good luck!!! :dance:
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

Re: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?

I hate to say it, but several people on here have reported that their midline was off post-op and orthodontics didn’t fix it. Similarly, a bite that is open on one side was never completely fixed. It sounds like poor surgical planning to me, but perhaps that’s the best they could do with your comple...
by snapdresser
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Overbite correction surgery and tinnitus
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Re: Overbite correction surgery and tinnitus

That’s the first I’ve heard of any link between tinnitus and orthognathic surgery. You might search the forum to see if there are any prior mentions though. That does seem like quite a coincidence! Maybe the bone saw was loud and caused temporary tinnitus?
by snapdresser
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 966
Views: 51703

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Ah, I sent you that DM before I saw your reply Jaime. Yeah, I suspect you’d have a tough fight to get fixing that covered by insurance here. Still, maybe it’s worth a consult? Some of the surgeons here are insurance wizzes (or their front office folks are) so you might be surprised. But if it’s not ...
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 966
Views: 51703

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Not sure if any of us still check this anymore... After about 10 months of wearing my retainers religiously , things going OK; not great, with a distracted orthodontist that does things impulsively... My teeth were shifting due to him making unwanted changes to my retainer (without my knowledge; he...
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Smoked after jaw surgery what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 2526

Re: Smoked after jaw surgery what to do?

I think you’ll be ok. It takes a long time to recover from this surgery anyways, so I doubt you’ll notice any difference as long as you don’t make a habit of smoking during recovery.
by snapdresser
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery regret
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: Jaw surgery regret

At 7 weeks you still have a lot of swelling. It may not seem like it, but you do, it’s just hard to tell. I think in time when the swelling is completely gone (9-12 months) you’ll be happier with the appearance of your nose, cheeks, and upper lip. That said, I’ve noticed that people on here who have...
by snapdresser
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgical error/negligence?
Replies: 3
Views: 4478

Re: Surgical error/negligence?

I would definitely talk to a lawyer about this. That said, the case might not necessarily be a slam dunk, so there’s a chance you’re left on the hook for legal fees. Nonetheless, I think it’s worth consulting a lawyer about and seeing what they think your odds of winning are. Good luck!!!
by snapdresser
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Popping pimples, 5 months post op
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Popping pimples, 5 months post op

Well I hope you didn’t send that email! Pressing on a pimple isn’t nearly hard enough to move titanium plates and screws lol. At 5 months, your bones are fused anyways.