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by snapdresser
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 19790

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: 543

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: 2125

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: 2125

Re: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!

Sounds good to me Jaime! What's your situation? Any specific concerns/hopes?
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2125

Re: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!

Ikr? It's kind of a scary thought, but I guess when it looks good, people adjust well to it. Do you have an overbite or an underbite? Seems like the overbite treatment yields the most impressive results. Curious what my soft tissues will do, too. My doc said that's hard to predict, but in the before...
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: In need of reassurance!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: In need of reassurance!!!

^+1 You're not going to regret getting this done sooner rather than later.
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bone Grafting for Lefort I
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Bone Grafting for Lefort I

Is anyone familiar with LeFort I and when, exactly, bone grafting would be necessary? My new doc's treatment plan includes a one-piece LeFort I WITHOUT bone grafting, but my former doc (and possibly better doc?) had recommended a treatment where the front of the maxilla would be raised (thus address...
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery For Cosmetic Reasons?
Replies: 15
Views: 4547

Re: Jaw Surgery For Cosmetic Reasons?

MissHello97, you were asking if you can have orthognathic surgery done for purely cosmetic reasons and the answer is YES. Your insurance won't cover it in that case unless there are other symptoms as well, but many orthognathic surgeons don't take insurance anyways. However, without insurance, the c...
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: In need of reassurance!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: In need of reassurance!!!

I found this quote from an orthognathic doc yesterday: "Cosmetic improvement is startling for those individuals requiring these procedures, and with proper planning it is unusual for patients not to be delighted with the outcome." Thought you might appreciate that :D Also, the same doc's website als...
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: In need of reassurance!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: In need of reassurance!!!

It's easy to throw assurance at you, but I'm kinda nervous too! How bad is your issue? Difficult symptoms you're trying to address with the surgery, or is it mostly cosmetic?
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 19790

Re: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?

I had assumed I would need braces too, but I don't have any issues with my bite and I think most posters on this forum have an open bite or other malocclusion, so maybe that explains it? Are the other people here getting the surgery without bite problems also getting braces?
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2125

May 2015 Surgery Buddies!!!

Date set for May 1st, 2015! Anyone else in the club for May 2015 surgery? I'm kinda nervous about looking in the mirror and seeing someone different than the person I've been seeing my entire life... :shock: :shock: :shock: Scheduled for LeFort I, BSSO, and genio for long face syndrome/receding chin...
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 19790

Re: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?

BCBS is covering my LeFort I, BSSO, and genio. I was especially surprised about the genio, since most insurance considers it cosmetic. Something about a narrow airway and the genio actually helping to pull the tongue forward as well? All three were approved with the initial submittal from my doc, no...