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by melere
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Regret about not getting genioplasty
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Regret about not getting genioplasty

I have seen my surgeon since and he said he'd do it at no cost once my bones set, but was frankly unempathetic and told me to "stop being so bummed out." He said he had no regrets and didn't want my chin to be too strong. I was in the office crying because I saw my x-rays and there was really no dif...
by melere
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: II CLASS looking for advice
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: II CLASS looking for advice

I had jaw surgery 10 days ago for the same thing--weak chin, gummy smile. I didn't have much of a gummy smile until my braces moved my uppers way down, so the top was impacted and the mandible advanced with a slight rotation. My surgeon suggested I forgo the genioplasty and it would look great. I ma...
by melere
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Regret about not getting genioplasty
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Regret about not getting genioplasty

I'm day 5 post-op from double jaw surgery for a small lower jaw. I got a new surgeon in the two intervening years since my initial consult because the first retired. I met my new surgeon on the 4th and he had a different plan--no longer was my palate getting expanded, and he suggested I could get th...
by melere
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need three root canals
Replies: 2
Views: 4623

Re: I need three root canals

Thank you so much! I will be seeing my ortho today and I'll take your advice. I'll see if I can call my oral surgeon, as he's located 6 hours away. I need to call him anyway because they sent out the surgery request thing last March and I still haven't received a date, lol. I'll call the endo as wel...
by melere
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need three root canals
Replies: 2
Views: 4623

I need three root canals

I'm in month 12 of braces here in Canada. I had four extractions and I'm on the road to jaw surgery for a class 2 with open bite. I have a couple of years left of treatment. I just got back from the endodontist this morning and I need three, possibly FOUR root canals just on the top right quadrant--...
by melere
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving molars forward
Replies: 11
Views: 7287

Re: Moving molars forward

I can't really speak from experience in regards from having completed the process but this thread is certainly enlightening. My ortho was trying to close my extraction gaps and my front teeth started tipping down and in, rather than the molars, and now I'm at risk of losing one of my teeth. Interest...
by melere
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Coping with complications and hardships
Replies: 0
Views: 5918

Coping with complications and hardships

I'm on month 8 of my braces journey (getting jaw surgery next year) and I've been having a hard time since my adjustment in September. We've been trying to close my extraction gaps and the bottom is going fine, but the top is taking a lot more. First they had me on power chains on the top, but that ...
by melere
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??

Thanks guys. It was driving me crazy not knowing if it was just me or not. I ended up calling the other office to at least ask how long those sorts of letters take to arrive, and she said "Oh, at least two weeks. I'll get someone to check on Monday if they sent it yet." Argh. Perhaps they're using s...
by melere
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??
Replies: 4
Views: 383

How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??

Howdy y'all. Longtime lurker. I opted to get braces + jaw surgery to correct my class II open bite. My ortho said the braces would be put on before the extractions. Due to overcrowding, they simply can't move teeth until some have been removed. They said they would send a letter to my dentist (acros...