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by snapdresser
Wed May 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 42290

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Wooooooo!!!! Congrats, Jaime! :-*
by snapdresser
Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 42290

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

That's just incredible, Nozzelnut. Your resolve never ceases to amaze :shock: No date on my hardware removal yet. Apparently BCBS never sent my surgeon a copy of the approval letter, so they never set up the surgery, even though I had left a voicemail telling them I had received the approval. I e-ma...
by snapdresser
Thu May 10, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 42290

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Hi Pierre, She said that the recovery would be similar except the swelling will go down faster, and I won't need to have any archbars or elastics. I thiiiink that means I won't be on a liquid diet :-** but I expect I'll have to do the mouthwash and antibiotics. No biggie. It's under general anesthes...
by snapdresser
Wed May 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 42290

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Welcome back, Jaime! What makes the tooth click? When you bite down on it? Maybe you have some root resorption or something. Is it one of the teeth close to where the bone was cut?
by snapdresser
Wed May 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tongue placement post-op?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Tongue placement post-op?

Yep, I had to constantly remind myself of my tongue placement but over time it became the natural position :D I think it took a few months after I got my archbars off, IIRC.
by snapdresser
Wed May 09, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tongue placement post-op?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Tongue placement post-op?

I had to retrain my tongue post-op. Not to prevent tongue-thrusting, but simply because I was now keeping my mouth closed all the time and needed to figure out where to put it. I read somewhere on here that the proper placement is at the roof of your mouth, as though you're pronouncing the end of th...
by snapdresser
Wed May 09, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Starting to lisp 1 yr after surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Starting to lisp 1 yr after surgery

Yeah, the fine motor movements in my lips took a while to return to normal.
by snapdresser
Tue May 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Starting to lisp 1 yr after surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Starting to lisp 1 yr after surgery

I was the same way as alwaysabc, mostly only doing it when speaking quickly. It got better over time and it's no longer an issue for me now.
by snapdresser
Fri May 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery

Eh, there's probably no perfect answer. Now since I didn't get it I'll wonder what difference it could have made :?
by snapdresser
Fri May 04, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery

I'm only 5 days post-op but I had a lot of movement and soft-tissue work (including UPPP), For sleep apnea, I'm assuming? Did your surgery jockey hard for the UPPP? I tried to stay away from it based on what I'd been told by my physician (possible issues with swallowing, no soda for life, fluids up...
by snapdresser
Thu May 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery

Your swelling should be down enough after 3 weeks that you don't look like a car accident victim anymore, but it may still be difficulty for you to talk a lot, especially if you have on a lot of elastics. It was hard for me to get much projection out of my voice until my elastics were completely off...
by snapdresser
Thu May 03, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can lower jaw adv & genio improve my jawline/profile?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Can lower jaw adv & genio improve my jawline/profile?

Your jawline and profile look fine. If anything, you could consider cheek implants. Submental lipo is probably too much for your case, and a BSSO and genio seem like drastic overkill. Mandibular angle implants would end up looking too big and bulky on you, I think. Your profile measurements are in l...
by snapdresser
Tue May 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 coming up
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Lefort 1 coming up

If you're seriously considering braces, maybe you should consider getting them sooner rather than later to make sure your results are the best they can be? That may be cost-prohibitive, however. Good luck and I'm glad you found a place you can write down your concerns :D
by snapdresser
Tue May 01, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 coming up
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Lefort 1 coming up

That's really useful that you've created your own molds. The surgeon wants to do maxilla-only? I agree with your plan to bring up your concerns with your surgeon and see if you're satisfied with his response. If he has a good plan, he should be able to show you what the movement will be using your m...
by snapdresser
Tue May 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anybody tightly banded shut with no splint?
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Anybody tightly banded shut with no splint?

could you remove your bands for eating cleaning? i hate removing and putting them back on! I almost miss my wires... like my security blanket haha It was such a pain that I pretty much never removed them except for daily cleaning. I was using various tools like tweezers to put them on and take them...