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by broochie
Thu May 17, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: INSANE HOSPITAL FEES!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4498

Thanks to everybody for their answers, and sorry for answering so late. I was out of town for few days and couldn’t get my hands on a computer. Thanks angelgarcia for your input. I might try to investigate those docs. Ohmyjaw, thanks again. Well BC is not exactly next door, but it’s still Canada...
by broochie
Fri May 11, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: INSANE HOSPITAL FEES!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4498

Good for you, Smile2006!

But where is the logic in all this? I can't quite begin to understand. But you are right, I guess one should keep looking for solutions.
by broochie
Thu May 10, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: INSANE HOSPITAL FEES!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4498

Thank you Meryaten and all of you guys for your interest and support. First, let me tell you about the various opinions I got from different oral surgeons: OS #1 said I had no long face, I looked okay the way I was, and the gummy smile could be easily fixed by having two botox shots on top of the up...
by broochie
Thu May 10, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: INSANE HOSPITAL FEES!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4498

Thanks to all for your answers. Meryaten, what you say about non-insured patients is a surprise to me. I thought when a patient didn't have insurance, he would have to pay out of pocket, but NOT MORE than what the insurance of a non-insured patient would have to pay! I didn't know that insurance com...
by broochie
Wed May 09, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: INSANE HOSPITAL FEES!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4498

INSANE HOSPITAL FEES!!!!

Hi there, After being braced over 10 months, I am now ready for surgery. There are few oral surgeons both my ortho and dentist consider really reliable in the area, and so upon my ortho's advice, I went to consult with a very reputable ortho in Alabama, who refered me to an oral surgeon he usually w...
by broochie
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces give you a sullen look ?
Replies: 38
Views: 12004

I second Meryaten about the scientific evidence. I really don't think this has anything to do with any kind of intolerance/allergy. If it was something similar to nickel intolerance for example, the reaction would be felt in the few hours (days at the most) following brace day. I also feel no itchin...
by broochie
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces give you a sullen look ?
Replies: 38
Views: 12004

I am really wondering what it is that causes this gaunt look phenomenon. As much as I try to understand it, I can't figure it out. Ideas anyone?
by broochie
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces give you a sullen look ?
Replies: 38
Views: 12004

Thanks for the replies. Snashe, I a slight overbite. I am a class 2, and my lower arch is still retrusive. It will be slightly advanced with either elastics or BSSO surgery, we are still weighing the options at this point. I hope that in time, my upper arch expands laterally as well, which hopefully...
by broochie
Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do braces give you a sullen look ?
Replies: 38
Views: 12004

Do braces give you a sullen look ?

Hi all, I've been in braces for 10 months now, and I see my face changing... for the worse. I had mild crowding on both arches, with a narrow, V-shaped upper arch. Now my upper front teeth form a nice, rounder curve. But my cheeks look "sunken in". I would have expected they would look fuller, if an...
by broochie
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery impressive before-after pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 1061

Jaw surgery impressive before-after pictures

The title says it all.
by broochie
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Newbie/SARPE
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

kristiano8, you had Lefort 1 AND Sarpe at the same time? I didn't know that was possible. I should have both of those in the future, and my ortho told me it was impossible to do both at the same time. Was your Lefort an impaction, an advancement, a lowering or what?
by broochie
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics - Nearing End?
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

I got class 2 elastics 3 months after braces, had them for 3 months, then my ortho removed them when he put new wires on upper and lower teeth, but I know I'll be getting them again at some point.
So I second what others have said: it's different for everybody.
by broochie
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: It is pouring (dis)information ...
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Clo, I am so sorry things are going in such an awful way for you. Before you totally give up, are you REALLY not willing to give it a last go by trying to get a few consultations in nearby France ? There are some very good orthos and oral surgeons there and I could PM you some references if you are ...
by broochie
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cephalometric measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Cephalometric measurements

Hi all, I've been in braces for almost 7 months now and bimaxillary surgery may be further down the road. I was referred to an out-of-town oral surgeon who did what is called a "paper consultation", i.e. after getting photos, panos, ceph, etc. from the ortho, he sends back a proposed treatment plan,...
by broochie
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ArchWired.com Mentioned in the New York Times!
Replies: 13
Views: 2433

Congratulations Lynn ! You totally deserve it, this website is a godsend for me and others.