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by Sideways
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 19
Views: 7522

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

I dont understand why you got double jaw surgery when MARPE is capable of expansion without surgery The MARPE was a fantastic alternative to a SARPE, but it wasn't sufficient in correcting the asymmetry of my lower jaw. My upper jaw was also tilted down towards the right, which the MARPE was also u...
by Sideways
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Loss of taste and smell 8 weeks post-op
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Loss of taste and smell 8 weeks post-op

I had a BSSO and LeFort 1 done on May 11th. For the most part, my recovery has been fine, but in the past week, I've noticed that I can't taste or smell much of anything on the left side of my face. My surgeon is surprised that this happened so late in the recovery, but he thinks it might be a hemat...
by Sideways
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 19
Views: 7522

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

Got my splint out after 7 weeks and immediately had a new archwire put in. My surgeon recommended a TPA to maintain the palatal expansion, but my orthodontist said my upper jaw is over-expanded, so he didn't put one in. On one hand, I'm happy to have less metal in my mouth, but on the other hand, I ...
by Sideways
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Overbite after underbite surgery :(
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Overbite after underbite surgery :(

Currently 7 weeks post-op and my advice is that things will likely look better in the coming months-- my surgeon advised to not think too much about how things look until 4-6 months in. I didn't have a severe underbite, and it's difficult to tell with the splint still in, but my current bite looks a...
by Sideways
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 85
Views: 73552

Re: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas

7 weeks post-op, so some of the things that turned out surprisingly useful: 1. Small, soft washcloths to use as bibs/napkins-- bought a pack of 24 on Amazon 2. Jaw bra with heat packs 3. Squeeze bottles with tips-- the kind you put ketchup in. Waaaay faster to use than syringes when it comes to eati...
by Sideways
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies
Replies: 78
Views: 2888

Re: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies

Does anybody know on what does it depend if you wear a splint or not? I know my surgeon made a splint prior to the surgery but didn't require from me to wear it after the op. From my understanding, most cases will require a splint, especially if you get a segmental Le Fort where they split your upp...
by Sideways
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 19
Views: 7522

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

I got my double jaw surgery done at UCSF on May 11th! The surgery was long (7+ hours), but otherwise went very smoothly. More specifically, I had a segmental Le Fort 1 osteonomy and BSSO. My upper jaw was moved about 4mm forward and expanded "a bit." My lower jaw was rotated to line up the midlines...
by Sideways
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 19
Views: 7522

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

Got a mold taken last week, so that brings my collection up to three! Just wanted to show the MARPE maxilla expansion progress over the past year and a half:
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by Sideways
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of your braces
Replies: 48
Views: 3866

Re: Cost of your braces

$8700 - $2000 from insurance $6700 out of pocket in California (SF Bay Area). On top of that, another $1500 for a TAD-assisted expander.

Double jaw surgery will most likely (hopefully) be covered by insurance.
by Sideways
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 19
Views: 7522

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

atrixa wrote:Amazing progress so far! Good luck for your surgery :D
Thank you! So excited (and nervous) for next year!
by Sideways
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE .
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: SARPE .

It can be done, but it's rare. From the sound of it, most surgeons would opt for a SARPE if possible.

Here's a post from 2010 by chicago29 explaining the process:

http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=34224
by Sideways
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY
Replies: 19
Views: 7522

Re: Correcting a crossbite: adult braces and double jaw surgery AHOY

Hello! It is good to "meet" another adult crossbiter(?) here :) I am so happy to see your progress, and will follow your thread :D Thanks! Quick update before the holidays: IMG_0835.jpg IMG_0897.jpg Now that the arches have straightened out, my bite has become much more open and the asymmetry in my...
by Sideways
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Delayed pain weeks after adjustments?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Delayed pain weeks after adjustments?

assertives wrote:It's normal. It happens to me all the time. The teeth don't all move at the same time. Some move later than others.
Thanks! That's what I figured. There doesn't seem to be much mention of it elsewhere-- most people just say "it hurts at first, then goes away".
by Sideways
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Delayed pain weeks after adjustments?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Delayed pain weeks after adjustments?

Has anyone else experienced tooth pain weeks after an adjustment? I typically experience soreness for a few days after an adjustment, then everything's fine for about 3-4 weeks before I start feeling soreness again-- nothing as severe as the initial pain, but enough to make me switch to soups for a ...
by Sideways
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double Jaw Surgery and Extractions
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Double Jaw Surgery and Extractions

Creating too much space would suck as well, since closing gaps is not an easy process, either. Would it be possible for your ortho to use TADs (temporary anchorage devices) to pull the teeth back and create more space? I was often told that I would need four teeth extracted due to overcrowding, but ...