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by TheBostics
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 months post-op
Replies: 0
Views: 11708

6 months post-op

Hello all. 6 months ago, on December 4th, 2018, I had surgery to correct my maxillary deficiency. I had double jaw surgery; my lower jaw was set back and my upper jaw was portioned into three parts and expanded, as well as advanced forward. I know a lot of people struggle with post-surgical complica...
by TheBostics
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Good Morning, I have BCBS federal which will cover the surgery when certain conditions are met. The primary reason that I had was sleep apnea. However; when I went for my pre-surgery visit, the surgeon said mine would be easily approved because of my large over-jet that occurred during the pre-surg...
by TheBostics
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Hi There-I would imagine that if your jaw has been banded shut for five weeks, it's normal to feel the pressure. However; I'm not your surgeon just someone who's had the surgery. My big issue after surgery was super painful popping. Similar to someone pulling back a rubber band and releasing it to ...
by TheBostics
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Bump for question; I don't find it necessary to create a new thread. Surgery went well, was banded shut for 5 weeks. Segmental LeFort I + BSSO surgeries performed. Still numb in both lips and chin but numbness on cheeks has almost disappeared. I have been out of my splint/unbanded for two days now. ...
by TheBostics
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Double jaw surgery to take place on December 4th, 2018. Hoping for the best!
by TheBostics
Mon May 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Bump for anyone interested. I am now in braces, and my bite is starting to slowly change. It takes more effort to speak, especially with certain sounds and letters. Turns out, I have not condylar hyperplasia, but mandibular laterognathia (or hemimamdibular elongation), confirmed by my surgeon who I ...
by TheBostics
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Thank you everyone for responding! I’ve met with the university surgeon referenced in an earlier post. The surgeon explained that I had hemimandibular elongation , otherwise known as unilateral condylar hyperplasia (possibly CH type 1B). There is a cant of my upper jaw and a horizontal shift of my m...
by TheBostics
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to reply! So I am currently covered under United Healthcare's medical plan, which excludes orthognathic surgery except in emergency circumstances (i.e. accident). Luckily, my mother works in the dental industry. She has consulted a surgeon that teaches at a local, well ...
by TheBostics
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Hello!

I never get any responses on here - why is that? Anyways, I am a 20 year old college student who is trying to get surgery to correct an underbite. According to my orthodontist, the underbite is a 5/6mm anterior crossbite with unilateral posterior crossbite on the left side, along with a mandibular m...
by TheBostics
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Progression, next step
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Progression, next step

Age 20, classified as genetic skeletal class III. At age 15, bite was perfect. Now at age 20, my underbite has relapsed significantly. Could this be possible hemimandibular/condylar hyperplasia? or maxiliary hypoplasia? Photo album below with captions. https://imgur.com/a/Qb99l My current insurance ...
by TheBostics
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment

[quote="Rebeccasmells"][quote="Rebeccasmells"]What area is your family from?[/quote]

In the world?

Bet you wish you had surgey now.[/quote]

Not sure what that means when I stated that I was willing to get surgery to treat it. Was asking what steps should I take next, essentially.
by TheBostics
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment

https://m.imgur.com/a/1pY1a

I have created an album. The younger picture of me was taken in June 2013 post orthodontic treatment. The rest are me and my bite currently.
by TheBostics
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment

Bumped. I do have pictures if anyone is interested in seeing a visual rather than a description.
by TheBostics
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What are some things anyone should know about jaw surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 589

What are some things anyone should know about jaw surgery?

Title. Kinda wanted to know what are a couple things I should know about jaw surgery that doctors can't help you with, or little tips and tricks you may have picked uo from your own.
by TheBostics
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decisions to make regarding orthodontic treatment

Thank you for your reply. I am looking forward to hearing other forum members' opinions. Since I cannot edit my original post, I would like to add that there is a crossbite as my midline has shifted. My teeth are also "straight" in the sense that they were corrected by braces and have retained this ...