How long did everyone have braces before surgery

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Jennydavis
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How long did everyone have braces before surgery

#1 Post by Jennydavis »

I am waiting to hear back from the dental hospital to find out about possibly having surgery to fix a slight overjet and open bite as my jaw angle is wrong. If I decided to not have surgery I would have to have 4 teeth removed and it would take 18-24 months to complete. I am just wondering if the surgery route would take longer or shorter from other peoples experience?

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#2 Post by EWUgal15 »

I was told 24-30 months with surgery. I wasn't given a non surgical treatment plan for my braces. I had two teeth extracted prior to braces. Braces were on a year before surgery. I had two more teeth extracted during surgery. And I'm still geared up for another year of braces.

I wouldn't be surprised to find that surgery cases take longer simply because there is so much planning that goes into the surgery, wait times to schedule the procedure and everything associated with paying for it, insurance, and taking time off from work/school. Then you have the recovery period where you don't have any braces adjustments while bones heal.

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#3 Post by aubreyskingdom »

Its been about 2 years for me. Who knows how long it will be post surgery. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end.

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#4 Post by CandyApple »

7 months for me as of now and 8 by the time of surgery

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#5 Post by PashaBursi »

I've had mine for 8 months, it'll be 9 months when I have my surgery!

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#6 Post by CandyApple »

What are you having done Pasha? I am scheduled for the end of Jan too. Im very scared and worried about the nerve thing since I had an injury to my nerve from a dental implant. Im 42 also.

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#7 Post by PashaBursi »

I think you've seen my other thread actually but in 18 days actually! Upper and lower!

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#8 Post by morgana529 »

I had braces for 15 months before my lower jaw surgery. They're estimating another year after!!

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#9 Post by Kazorina »

I've had mine for 18 months scheduled for lower jaw surgery in 2 weeks, estimated 6-9 months after surgery for braces to come off :)

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#10 Post by glennstanzalone »

My ortho quoted 9 months total. 4.5months pre-op and 4.5months post-op.

Then again, I had braces for 5 years as a teen so that makes a lot of difference. My teeth are already gorgeous. :P

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#11 Post by samoorelaw »

A little after 14 months pre-surgery and 7 more months post-surgery. I'm now back in braces again due to a bite relapse (posterior open bite), but the skeletal problem has been fixed even if that did relapse a bit.
Braces removed for 3rd and final time July 14, 2016!!!!

Permanent 8 crowns front 8 teeth (upper) January 30, 2015

Braces removed again December 3, 2014!!

Partial braces re-installation September 25, 2014

Braces removed September 4, 2014!

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Mart
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#12 Post by Mart »

9 years.. yikes!

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ZiziOConnor
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#13 Post by ZiziOConnor »

For me, 14 months. I just got the OK today to book for Jan 2017!

Mart wrote:9 years.. yikes!

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NINE YEARS!? What happened!!
Skeletal open bite (long face)
Self-ligating braces installed 3 Nov 2015.
Double jaw surgery 17 Jan 2017.
Upper jaw expanded and moved up and forward 2 mm. Mandible moved forward 6 mm.
https://www.instagram.com/jawsurgery.dani/

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#14 Post by Mart »

ZiziOConnor wrote: NINE YEARS!? What happened!!
I know right! This might sound strange but this reality only really dawned on me when I came across this thread. I don't wish to highjack the conversation but after thinking this through I've come to two conclusions, one depressing and one more optimistic:

1. Being 28 years old I've literally spent a THIRD of my life in braces.. just let that fact sink in for a second, a third of my life on this great planet we call Earth..

2. As a result of this experience I've realised that braces do not, and should not, stop you from living a perfectly normal life. Let me be the case in point- since I've gotten these braces on I've been through two long term relationships, Undergraduate University, Post Graduate University, half a dozen jobs, and countless trips across the globe.. and never once has being in braces stopped me from achieving what I set out to do. Perhaps this applies more to those adults here who are hesitant to get braces and start the journey, but let me just say that they have only ever been a positive presence, and those friends/acquaintances/colleagues I've spoken to about them have only ever expressed solidarity in my desire to better myself.

The reason for me being in braces for such a length of time is slightly long winded but essentially boils down to the fact that when I started out my teeth were truly horrendous. Those who are interested can probably search through my early posts in the forum when I just started out in braces, but to summarise I've since required frenectomy surgery to remove gum from between my front two teeth, ensuring that a large gap between them can be closed with braces. Both my arches needed to be widened significantly which took a lot of time, I've had surgery to remove all four wisdom teeth, and a separate procedure to remove two further teeth from my upper arch, the gaps caused by these extractions then needed closing which took more time to achieve.

In addition to all of this my initial treatment plan was to just have my lower jaw brought back through orthognathic surgery, but my orthodontist and I both decided to go down the more invasive route of having double jaw surgery because my Class III bite was the result of both an overgrown lower jaw and an underdeveloped upper jaw and I didn't want a half measure solution. This change in treatment plan added extra time to my already long stretch in braces.

I did say the story was long winded.. :)

Don't let this put anyone off though, I was an extreme case, I'm sure the vast majority of cases will take 12-18 months to fix, obviously add another 12-18 months if you require surgery.

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#15 Post by Tgirl22 »

I had my braces on 10 months before surgery.

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