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by Expandedmaxilla
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bummed about surgery results
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Bummed about surgery results

Your chin is pretty pronounced for a woman (post op). I won't sesame you. If you're considering genioplasty, you should go for it.
All of my friends told me my underbite shouldn't bother me. I only gained peace after the decision to go for the surgery.
by Expandedmaxilla
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper Jaw Moved Too Far Forward?
Replies: 14
Views: 4080

Re: Upper Jaw Moved Too Far Forward?

The surgeon did a really good job!
by Expandedmaxilla
Sat May 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What surgery should I get to improve my profile?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: What surgery should I get to improve my profile?

I think lower jaw advancement, because the chin has a nice form and is popping out. You should really consult a maxillofacial surgeon to get the correct information.
by Expandedmaxilla
Sat May 27, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A year and 3 months after surgery....(BSSO)
Replies: 3
Views: 777

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

[quote="Lala082008"]Congrats!! You should post before and after pictures![/quote]
I agree
by Expandedmaxilla
Sat May 27, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision Surgery?
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Revision Surgery?

I think it would be wise to get a second opinion; It might not be wise to put your trust in the doctor who botched your surgery...
by Expandedmaxilla
Sat May 27, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is it possible to get braces after jaw surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Is it possible to get braces after jaw surgery?

You need to normalize your jaws before the surgery in order to maximize the gap of the teeth before the bone re-positioning. I've seen a few of cases where there were no braces used before the surgery; a couple cases were Lefort I; and one case of double jaw surgery (in which both jaws were advanced...
by Expandedmaxilla
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can you do boxing after a complete recovery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Can you do boxing after a complete recovery?

Can you box after a complete recovery of a double surgery and genio?
(I mean after more than a year from the surgrey), or the the plates and screws in your skull make it too risky and even life threatening?
by Expandedmaxilla
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Struggling to be Optimistic!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Struggling to be Optimistic!!!

Ask questions and be assertive. You're a paying customer, and deserve to know what's going on; 31 months is too much. Did you make sure the treatment is a prep for a surgery? Because the in the preparation is supposed to worsen your bite and give maximum gap for the surgeon to work with (moving bone...
by Expandedmaxilla
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can braces expand the palate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Can braces expand the palate?

My upper incisors are crowded and have proclination (teeth bulging out). I had a sarpe, more than a year ago and had my maxilla expanded 8 mm, but my palate is still crowded. I complained to my orthodontist about it and he said that he's working on it. My question is whether braces, damon self ligat...
by Expandedmaxilla
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE - Keep getting conflicting info about closing the gap
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: SARPE - Keep getting conflicting info about closing the gap

I had sarpe and had the expander for 6 months. In my case the gap started closing with the expander on.
And in most cases I think it's supposed to get closed by itself. Maybe in your case the expander won't allow it to happen. I don't know, I think you should ask the orthodontist.
by Expandedmaxilla
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Infection after SARPE
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Infection after SARPE

I had an infection after my sarpe. It took a few sets of antibiotics to cure it. I had this nasty red slime coming out of the wound, and the wound culture showed I had Klebsiella oxycota bacteria in there. Go see a doctor who's an expert in germs and infections. It's gonna be alright. Just take care...
by Expandedmaxilla
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unhappy with my sarpe results (and orthodontics)
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Unhappy with my sarpe results (and orthodontics)

Hi, I live in Israel and had sarpe done more than a year ago, and my arch was expanded 7 m"m. I also have double jaw surgery planned in the future to fix my class III bite. What makes me unhappy is that my upper palate is still crowded, the front of my palate didn't expand like the back of my palate...