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by snapdresser
Mon May 04, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Good luck and keep us posted KaylaChristine! My ortho apt is on Wednesday too :) I got a wicked canker sore from chomping down on the inside of my lip on Saturday so I'm not looking forward to the ortho probing around in there... But no big deal. Did my final sleep study also on Saturday, so that's ...
by snapdresser
Mon May 04, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Optional SARPE. To get or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Optional SARPE. To get or not?

Needed for what? To make your teeth match up? My teeth already match up, but my palette is narrow. I think I'm going to go without because of the potential for instability/additional complications.
by snapdresser
Mon May 04, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Gummy Smile/Long Face - Do I NEED Surgery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Gummy Smile/Long Face - Do I NEED Surgery?

Not at 23 years old. The only way for you to change your bone structure at this point is through surgery. Does it bother you THAT much? I know mine bothers me enough that I'm getting it :) Still, this is NOT something to be taken lightly. You'll have a completely different appearance afterwards and ...
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Optional SARPE. To get or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Optional SARPE. To get or not?

Anyone know what the indications are for SARPE? I'm wondering if I should get SARPE or not. My doc told me I "could", but it's a long drawn out procedure compared to jumping right to the LeFort I/BSSO/Genio. She thinks my results would still be good without SARPE but I know my palette is narrow and ...
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mandibular Advancement, insurance, post op pain etc
Replies: 3
Views: 2999

Re: Mandibular Advancement, insurance, post op pain etc

I'm getting it for sleep apnea, Sunshine! I was told they have to move everything forward about 10mm to get the best sleep apnea results, for what it's worth. That's coming from my surgeon, but she's not super familiar with sleep apnea cases and that's just according to the literature she's read.
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10564

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Wowwwww gutsygumshoe your results look AWESOME!!! I'm super jelly... June 10th is my surgery date and looking at results like yours make me a lot less nervous :) Great smile! Thanks for posting after the surgery too. Nice to see what I might be in for...
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 20911

Re: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?

nvmart, I don't know how the individual plans address your jumping the gun on braces, but I would think the orthodontic treatment would be different if it's preparing for the surgery vs orthodontic treatment alone. Getting the orthodontics to prepare for a surgery might be risky if you don't know wh...
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51466

Re: June/July Surgery Buddies

Hey everybody! My date is JUNE 10TH! I see that's the day before yours, Jaime! I'm getting Lefort I, BSSO, and sliding genio to treat sleep apnea/recessed chin. Top is coming forward ~10mm and up about 2mm. Bottom is coming forward to match (tho my final consult is in 2 weeks and at that point me an...
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2187

Re: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!

So long story short, my doc wanted May 1st to work out but a last-minute update on my sleep study pushed things until June 10th. As such, I'm now part of the JUNE 2015 surgery buddy group and I'll be posting on that thread :) Good luck peeps still scheduled for May!
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Consultation with a ortho or surgeon?
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Consultation with a ortho or surgeon?

That'd be interesting if your doc says that about the TMJ disorder. I've been told multiple times that the outcome of orthognathic surgery is pretty unpredictable with respect to the TMJ and that a TMJ disorder is not an indicator for that surgery. Nor is the surgery covered by insurance for the pur...
by snapdresser
Fri May 01, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Gummy Smile/Long Face - Do I NEED Surgery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Gummy Smile/Long Face - Do I NEED Surgery?

Hi RedLips, I can't open your pics on this computer, but from your description (gummy smile, long midface) the procedure for that is usually the Lefort Osteotomy (google it, it's one of the most common procedures in orthognathic surgery). There are sometimes accompanying procedures based on the effe...
by snapdresser
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 20911

Re: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?

Sirwired, my surgeon confirmed that I don't need braces. Instead she's planning to use arch bars, and the elastics can attach to those. That seems to be standard operating procedure for when there are no bite issues.
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bone Grafting for Lefort I
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Bone Grafting for Lefort I

The gap would be wedge-shaped, 2mm high at the back. I don't think bone will grow across a 2mm gap all by itself... Would it? I'm trying to get the info from my old surgeon on whether or not he had planned to do a graft, but since I'm no longer a patient there (and therefore I'm not giving them anym...
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2187

Re: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!

Hey deathorglory! You're lucky you're so close to surgery-day! I don't like having to wait :evil: Not that I'm anxious to go under the knife, but the longer the wait till the surgery = the longer the wait for the final results :roll: You must be super thrilled that you've gone this far at this point...
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2187

Re: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!

Sounds good to me Jaime! What's your situation? Any specific concerns/hopes?