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by crazybeautiful
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Severe jaw situation?
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Severe jaw situation?

In all honesty, not that severe. A lot of people here have had to have SARME and then bimax surgery, and/or expansion of both upper and lower jaws. It always seems like your situation is so terrible and unique, but all of us here are in the same boat! :wink: Just think that the surgery isn't that ma...
by crazybeautiful
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2010 surgery buddies!
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

2010 surgery buddies!

Haven't been here for a while, but I've just realised it's coming up to 2 years since my surgery. I hope some of my old buddies are still around, and would love to know how you are all doing :mrgreen: As for me, I still to this day get emotional about the surgery- it changed my life for the better, ...
by crazybeautiful
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: any uk open biters?
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: any uk open biters?

Congrats on getting your braces on and getting started! I had an openbite along with my underbite- feel free to check out my blog (below)

Good luck, and if you have any particular questions, ask away. We are all happy to help
by crazybeautiful
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Orthognathic Surgery

Wow, thanks for your posts, that makes me very excited about it all! And very reassured. I have a hospital appointment is tomorrow, it'll be interesting what happens next! (: It has been a little frustrating as I've been having all these appointments for 10 years now, I'm sure it's been the same wi...
by crazybeautiful
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Orthognathic Surgery

I agree with suzyscientist's sentiments. Getting 'onto' your NHS treatment may take a while, but once you start you shouldn't have any issues in that regard.

Good luck to you, and to venom
by crazybeautiful
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Orthognathic Surgery

Erm, I think I was in hospital for a couple of days. Certainly we tend to stay in longer over here than they do in America. I had both jaws done, and in 2007 had expansion surgery as well- which for when your upper jaw is narrow. Feel free to look at my blog anyway, and if you have any questions fro...
by crazybeautiful
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Orthognathic Surgery

Hi and welcome. If you have a look around some threads here you will find experiences and stories from a lot of people, a lot of which will be having the same surgery as you. If you have any questions about treatment on the NHS (I'm assuming this is where you'll be getting your treatment), there are...
by crazybeautiful
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Emergency / Odd appointmnet
Replies: 13
Views: 2179

Re: Emergency / Odd appointmnet

Whenever I read about how appointments work in America I always find it strange: do you get seen individually or is there like a big holding room where the ortho just walks around a load of patients, and then the assistant does whatever needs doing? Just wondering, because that's just the impression...
by crazybeautiful
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw expansion. Damon or expander?
Replies: 8
Views: 8841

Re: Jaw expansion. Damon or expander?

I'm with those who have explained the need for surgery before any significant expansion can take place. Think of it with this analogy: if you have a brick, you can try and pull it apart all you want, but it's not going to change the structure of the brick. If you have a significantly narrow upper ja...
by crazybeautiful
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Palate expander?
Replies: 4
Views: 5243

Re: Palate expander?

Just for some clarity here: Non-surgical palatal expansion is a very different story from surgically assisted expansion (SARME/SARPE). The non-surgical route often does not truly expand anything. The surgical route on the other hand would only 'not work' if for some reason you happened to relapse (r...
by crazybeautiful
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Top Row off but question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Top Row off but question.

I got Essix retainers (the transparent ones) the same day, to wear whilst my 'proper' Hawley ones were ready (a week later). I would be uneasy not wearing them straight away (and I only have to wear mine at night anyway; now in fact one night on/one off) however I don't think there will be much move...
by crazybeautiful
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from

I'm trying to make them feel better about their situation, not worse. And from what I take from this thread, the issue is inherently less about functional concerns than it is other things. If I were addressing you, we would be talking about different issues (ie the pain and discomfort you feel). I t...
by crazybeautiful
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from

Your bite looks pretty decent to me, in all honesty.

If you think that open bite it bad...
http://crazybeautifulsurgery.blogspot.c ... yikes.html

Perspective is a good thing!
by crazybeautiful
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from

I'm not actually sure what the policy is for NHS treatment for non-British residents. I assume you would have to go private anyway. Though in terms of the NHS in general, 'don't knock it until you have tried it'. Whatever may be of issue with the NHS, it is not the level of standard or care or quali...
by crazybeautiful
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from here
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: Saw two surgeons, both quacks; no idea where to go from

As a general guide to UK treatment, the NHS follows a 'severity of case' guidline: http://www.bos.org.uk/orthodonticsandyou/orthodonticsandthenhs/whatisiotn I think this gives a general perspective of what is severe and what is minor. Of course if you were to come here for surgery, it would be priva...