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by ohmyjaw
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: expediting the process?
Replies: 4
Views: 769

It took about 17 months for my teeth to get ready for surgery. Honestly, I don't think you need to put your life on hold, whether it is 2 months or 12, or however long it takes. Also keep in mind that the recovery can take a while. You are going to be swollen for weeks, maybe even months. In my opin...
by ohmyjaw
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help! Surgeon's consult fee is $200?
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Mine was $250, but that included x-rays etc.
by ohmyjaw
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nervous about decision for BSSO!
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Don't be hard on yourself for making a "mistake" with your son's treatment. You were doing the best you could with what you knew at the time. Hindsight always has 20-20 vision... Further, it can be very hard to accepted by one's peers at school, receded chin or not. Many children are rejected by the...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nervous about decision for BSSO!
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Hi Monarch, I have a lot in common with your son's situation. I had braces as a kid, didn't have a good orthodontist, nothing got fixed because there were underlying problems with the jaw, etc. When I was about 27 I decided I wanted to get things fixed properly, and I set out to find an orthodontist...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: help, really not happy
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

I had one of those during my first round of braces, as a kid. I went through two different types - one metal one and one big plastic one. The plastic one was terrible - I kept gagging on it. But this did subside after a few days. Don't call it off yet. Give it a few days, and things will improve. An...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery date set, have some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2576

Hi Monroeski, I had upper and lower surgeyr. Actually had BSSO on just one side of my jaw, but I will throw in my two cents. 1. I never had a splint but I was wired shut for 10 days. So obviously was only eating liquids for the first 10 days but went on to soft foods almost immeditately after the wi...
by ohmyjaw
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Seeing a Psychologist during the journey
Replies: 38
Views: 5358

I agree with Karl and amd. If you think it would be helpful to speak to a counsellor, then definitely go do it. Talking to friends and family may help, but in some cases it can make things worse. Some people say insensitive things ("Why the heck would you want to do THAT to yourself? and so on). I a...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Shortening a long face via jaw surgery??
Replies: 10
Views: 7219

I agree with Karl - it sounds like your chin is the issue, and that can be fixed with a genioplasty. (Just guessing here, as I haven't seen any photos). Shortening your upper jaw will certainly move your teeth up. I had this done as part of my surgery. Usually when the upper jaw is shortened, it is ...
by ohmyjaw
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Do elastics really work?
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

As far as I know, elastics only move teeth, not bones. (Somebody correct if I'm wrong). Or, as suetemi wrote, they can help retrain your muscles. I would guess that's what is needed in your case - your muscles just need to get used the new position. I think if you only need a couple mm in terms of o...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: sliding genioplasty side effects/ gummy smile question.
Replies: 2
Views: 4063

If I were you I would wait. Give it 6 months before you even think about doing anything else. YOu have ahd two surgeries, and your body needs to heal, and anyways you won't see the final result until the swelling goes away completely. In my case, this took more than six months. Just to clarify - is ...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help Please. Problems w/ortho re surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 2604

First of all (and I hate to say this), I think you're paying far too much for your braces. My total ortho fees were about $7000, and I was a surgical case as well. I have not heard of any one paying much more than $7000 for braces alone. $11,080 is certainly high. Perhaps others will comment, but th...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: surgery during school semester?
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Ah well, it took 18 months until I was ready for surgery. Don't worry, the day will come.
by ohmyjaw
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: surgery during school semester?
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

I think you could do it. Although, you will still be somewhat swollen after two weeks. I had the 3-piece lefort and BSSO, and I was doing normal activities after two weeks. But I did get tired pretty quickly, and I was still taking some pain medication and not sleeping so great. But I would think yo...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Micrognathia.
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Hi CosmicNerdbird, I had low self-esteem for many years because of my teeth. I always tried to avoid smiling or showing teeth. About three years ago I started the process of fixing them. I had to have jaw surgery, not because there was anything terribly wrong with my profile, but because I had to ge...
by ohmyjaw
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sensitivity to cold?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

I have had the same problem since my surgery (18 months ago). My dentist says it is because my roots are slightly exposed. This happens sometimes with orthodontic treatment.

If the sensitivity doesn't go away on its own, try brushing with Sensodyne.