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by GreyViolets
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Very happy with the results!
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Very happy with the results!

I forgot to mention the only issue I have is tightness in my upper lip, but otherwise, everything is great!! :D
by GreyViolets
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Very happy with the results!
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Very happy with the results!

I got double jaw surgery for a very severe posterior open bite 7 months ago. I’m super happy with the functional results as well as my face. Prior to surgery, I had a very long face, but now it’s much more oval and proportionate. I have fuller lips, much fuller, prominent cheeks, and a stronger jawl...
by GreyViolets
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help! Totally botched?
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Help! Totally botched?

You look great. You are still swollen, so I wouldn’t be too concerned about these minor issues that are usually fine-tuned by braces.
by GreyViolets
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 7 months post op. Upper lip not moving when I talk
Replies: 1
Views: 239

7 months post op. Upper lip not moving when I talk

I have gotten much better movement and overall feeling in my upper lip (I couldn’t even suck out of a straw for several months after surgery) but my upper lip still feels very tight and my husband says it doesn’t move much when I talk. I had a Lefort 1 and impaction. Will I ever get full movement ba...
by GreyViolets
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Single tooth sensitivity after jaw surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Single tooth sensitivity after jaw surgery

My front tooth is sensitive when I touch it with the tip of my tongue (I’m 4 weeks post op) and this is a recent issue. Should I bring this up with my surgeon? I haven’t had any tooth sensitivity prior to jaw surgery. I’m skeptical that it would be a cavity since I go for cleanings every 3 months an...
by GreyViolets
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 post op top lip
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Lefort 1 post op top lip

I had somewhat of the same thing, and I would advise you to relax, because you’re only 11 days post-op. Try not to judge your appearance too harshly.
by GreyViolets
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw infection after surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Jaw infection after surgery

I’m 3 weeks post-op, and I have an infection. Taking antibiotics until I see my surgeon on Monday or Tuesday. Need some moral support. I’ve gone through so much with the surgery and I’m starting to honestly feel miserable with life. My heart rate dropped after surgery, so sometimes I wish I was gone...
by GreyViolets
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Swelling day 7
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Swelling day 7

I should probably add that I’ve been reading a lot of jaw surgery blogs, and almost no one looks as swollen as I do at day 7.
by GreyViolets
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Swelling day 7
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Swelling day 7

My surgeon said that because of the nature of the surgery (surgery was for 6 hours, did a bone graft to the upper jaw, 3-piece Lefort 1 and BSSO to correct a severe open bite.) that it was going to be expected that I’ll be recovering a bit slower than most people. He said that swelling will peak aro...
by GreyViolets
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Open bite & TMJ...considering braces/surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Open bite & TMJ...considering braces/surgery

Thanks for the reply. I too have developed significantly flat/weakened cheekbones as well as breathing problems. I've had a couple specialists tell me to do the same thing you're doing new "anterior stabilization" splint and then reevaluate re: ortho/surgery while others say I should start ortho im...
by GreyViolets
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Open bite & TMJ...considering braces/surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Open bite & TMJ...considering braces/surgery

Prior to my second round of braces for a posterior open bite, my first ortho messed up everything. I developed facial pain, TMJ issues, flat cheekbones - you name it. I went to a TMJ specialist who gave me a splint to allow my jaws to heal, then had my second round of braces. I can breathe better no...
by GreyViolets
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Am I a candidate for lefort 1 with bsso advancement
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Am I a candidate for lefort 1 with bsso advancement

I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Unfortunately, pulling out teeth will result in the kind of profile you've described. I would not recommend surgery, but rather, find a dentist who does reversal orthodontic work. A neuromuscular dentist or a TMJ specialist might be your best bet. They will att...
by GreyViolets
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting 2nd jaw surgery in December - so excited!
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Getting 2nd jaw surgery in December - so excited!

So has anyone gotten jaw surgery for a posterior open bite? It seems to be less common than anterior open bite. How did your face change?
by GreyViolets
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting 2nd jaw surgery in December - so excited!
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Getting 2nd jaw surgery in December - so excited!

After a year in braces with my current ortho, (first ortho messed up everything from my bite, to my jaw joints, and reducing tongue space.) and I'm very happy with the results so far. My cheekbones are more prominent, my upper arch has expanded considerably, I no longer struggle for air when I'm awa...