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by Lala082008
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can I change maxillofacial surgeon during the pre-surgery braces stage
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Can I change maxillofacial surgeon during the pre-surgery braces stage

I would also say don't rely too much on online reviews for doctors -- they tend to not represent a fair or balanced spectrum of patients. I would recommend you talk to your current surgeon and ask him how many surgeries he does like the one you need. I also would take your orthodontist's view into a...
by Lala082008
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Before & After: Double Jaw Surgery For Underbite
Replies: 15
Views: 3286

Re: Before & After: Double Jaw Surgery For Underbite

Wow, your results are fantastic! Even with the swelling I can see a huge difference. Thanks for posting!
by Lala082008
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: First Day in Invisalign - A Few Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2791

First Day in Invisalign - A Few Questions

I just got my Invisalign today! I'm so excited to finally have them on!! My first consult was last August so it seems like it's taken forever to get them. I have a few questions I was hoping others could help answer: - The main issue I've noticed so far is that saliva seems to collect under the alig...
by Lala082008
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Thoughts on whether to get a genioplasty
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Thoughts on whether to get a genioplasty

That's good to hear! Don't know if I mentioned it, but I'm female, so I don't want an overly strong chin.
by Lala082008
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Thoughts on whether to get a genioplasty
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Thoughts on whether to get a genioplasty

Thank you so much for your replies. I'd never really thought about whether I liked my chin itself, just that I dislike my too-small lower jaw. Here is a profile pic of my profile. I'd love to hear thoughts from anyone about whether they think a genio would look good. I guess I'd say I'd lean towards...
by Lala082008
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Invisalign and surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Invisalign and surgery

I FINALLY met with my oral surgeon and he did recommend a BSSO and genioplasty. He said that the best outcome would be if I had braces for the surgery. I suggested that I might get Invisalign now but have braces put on before the surgery and he agreed that that would be possible. It sounds like with...
by Lala082008
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Will Invisalign fix overbite?
Replies: 4
Views: 4644

Re: Will Invisalign fix overbite?

I don't have my Invisalign yet (I'm getting it next week), but I do have a deep overbite so I thought I would let you know what various orthodontists have told me about overbites and Invisalign. Yes, Invisalign can fix overbites. They use little attachments that go on your teeth, and then will also ...
by Lala082008
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Thoughts on whether to get a genioplasty
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Thoughts on whether to get a genioplasty

I met with my oral surgeon for the first time yesterday. He said I was a candidate for jaw surgery and that he would recommend a BSSO and a genioplasty with bone graft. I have an overbite/overjet and my lower jaw is too small. He said that the genioplasty would (I think) move my chin forward and til...
by Lala082008
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery in Costa Rica
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Jaw surgery in Costa Rica

Thanks sirwired, that's super helpful. I figured things would move slowly when I couldn't even make an appointment until my orthodontist had sent a referral and it had been reviewed by the surgeon. I called a private surgeon and they could schedule me the same week, but they also didn't accept my in...
by Lala082008
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery in Costa Rica
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Jaw surgery in Costa Rica

Hi NCStateGal. I'm going to see Dr Turvey in a few months for a consultation about my underdeveloped lower jaw. I've been told I may be a candidate for BSSO. What was your experience like so far with Dr Turvey and the school there? Other than the cost would you want to have your surgery there?
by Lala082008
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What did you pay for your treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 13355

Re: What did you pay for your treatment?

1. 30 months
2. $4500 (plus insurance will pay $2500 so total cost is $7000)
3. Invisalign
4. Deep bite, moderate top crowding, overbite/jet
by Lala082008
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Breakfast on the go ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Breakfast on the go ideas?

Have you tried smoothies? I think I'm gonna try those. You can pre-freeze the fruit and veggies that you'll put in , and then just grow those in the lender with yogurt/coconut milk/other liquid in the morning. Then you can put it in a go mug with a straw. Have you had any other good breakfast ideas?...
by Lala082008
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 4243

Re: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite

I wanted to follow up on this thread and say that I met with several providers who handle many Invisalign cases and they thought I would be a candidate for Invisalign. Basically, my results won't be quite as perfect as with braces, but for me as long as I can get pretty close I'm ok with it. I've or...
by Lala082008
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Invisalign and surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Invisalign and surgery

Thanks for the responses. My orthodontist mentioned that some oral surgeons require you to get braces right before the surgery, but the one I'll be meeting with doesn't do that. So I guess there must be some way to attach the hooks directly to your teeth or something. Are these hooks used to band yo...
by Lala082008
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Invisalign and surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Invisalign and surgery

Does anyone have experience with having Invisalign and getting jaw surgery? My orthodontist said he does this but it isn't that common. I'm still trying to get an appointment with the orthognathic surgeon who works with my Ortho in these Invisalign cases. I have an overbite so I'm thinking I would n...