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by Lala082008
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How many surgeons did you consult?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: How many surgeons did you consult?

I think it depends on the circumstances. My orthodontist gave me two possibilities: one surgeon didn't accept my insurance so I really only had one option. I consulted that surgeon (who is known as the best the state) and felt very confident, so I went with him. The surgeon is affiliated with the lo...
by Lala082008
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2017 surgery group
Replies: 1
Views: 386

June/July 2017 surgery group

Anyone else getting surgery this month? My BSSO is next Wednesday, still trying to decide about genio. Excited/nervous!!
by Lala082008
Tue May 16, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A year and 3 months after surgery....(BSSO)
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: A year and 3 months after surgery....(BSSO)

Congrats!! You should post before and after pictures!
by Lala082008
Sat May 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Insurance Approval!
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Insurance Approval!

Just wanted to check in and say my insurance finally approved by BSSO surgery! I'm in shock, because it seemed like they would NEVER approve it. I have BCBS, and was initially denied. Then on the courtesy review, which happens prior to an appeal, they decided they would approve it based on my TMJ an...
by Lala082008
Sat May 06, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4714

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

I'm scheduled to get my surgery in mid-June, though my insurance hasn't approved it yet so it could get rescheduled. I'll be getting a BSSO and maybe genioplasty, to be decided at my preop. I'll be glad to get the surgery over with -- I've been waiting so long!

What's IVRO?
by Lala082008
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Speech issues with splint?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Speech issues with splint?

I had my surgery without braces and I'm very happy with my jaw placement, for what it's worth, if you're considering the possibility of doing it without braces and the splint due to the nature of your job. That's great to know, I'd definitely prefer the non-braces route. We're you banded together u...
by Lala082008
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Speech issues with splint?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Speech issues with splint?

For those of you who have gone through the surgery and had to wear a splint, how much did it affect your speech? I'm worried because my surgeon said if I get the splint I'll have to wear it for six weeks, and I talk a lot at my job, both in person and on the phone. I work in a very professional envi...
by Lala082008
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Newly braced

Hi abc, I actually haven't had my surgery yet. It's scheduled for early April, though I'm afraid my insurance may not cooperate, in which case the date would get pushed back. Hopefully not though because it does put off the fertility treatments. Has it been hard having braces and being pregnant? I'v...
by Lala082008
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Advice on my situation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1851

Re: Advice on my situation?

I'd ask your orthodontist -- they may be planning to rescan your teeth after you use up all your current aligners. I have a 3-year treatment plan and my first round included 52 aligners. I recently got rescanned and am now on a set of 17. By the end of the 52 aligners, they weren't fitting quite so ...
by Lala082008
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time in braces before surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Time in braces before surgery

I only had Invisalign and it was for 11 months before double jaw surgery. I'm 5 weeks post op and my surgeon put in a wire around my teeth and tads in my gums for rubberbands. I think w wire and tads come out in 3 weeks. Elizabethrose - Are you happy with the placement of your jaw? I'm having secon...
by Lala082008
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time in braces before surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Time in braces before surgery

Did the surgeon wire your teeth together? Mine said he would do the surgery without braces but that he strongly preferred that I get braces to ensure my jaws are correctly placed during surgery. Since I'm going through so much to fix my jaw and bite, I want to make sure it's right, which is why I ag...
by Lala082008
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newly braced
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Newly braced

Hi abc, welcome! Thanks for posting your story, as is it in some ways similar to mine, at least in terms of balancing teeth and expanding my family. I've been doing fertility treatments during my Invisalign treatment since I didn't know when I would be ready for surgery. Now I've found out I'm ready...
by Lala082008
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time in braces before surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Time in braces before surgery

I just found out that my BSSO surgery will hopefully be in April if my insurance approves it in time. I have been doing Invisalign but am switching to braces now so that my surgeon can make sure my jaws line up properly. My question is for those of you who only got braces for surgery, how long did y...
by Lala082008
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces in 3 days!
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Getting braces in 3 days!

I would suggest wax, although your ortho may provide with some, and proxy brushes. ETA: Don't freak out time will go by faster than you think. Soon enough you will forget they are there. You will love your smile afterwards. Thanks! I'll pick up wax and proxy brushes on the way home. I'm trying not ...
by Lala082008
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces in 3 days!
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Getting braces in 3 days!

I've been doing Invisalign for the past year or so, and will be getting lower jaw surgery (BSSO) in a few months. I guess I hadn't really thought things would happen so fast, but I met with my surgeon today and I need to go ahead and get braces on Thursday! I feel pretty unprepared. Are there any re...