Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op

This forum is for discussions relating to oral surgery for orthodontics.

Moderator: bbsadmin

Post Reply
Message
Author
Trickishaura
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:28 pm

Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op

#1 Post by Trickishaura » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:13 pm

I had lower jaw surgery (mandible advancement surgery) 4 months ago. My back molars still are not touching when I bite down which makes it hard to eat. Has this happened to anyone if so how long before they touched.

Trickishaura
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:28 pm

Re: Molars arn’t touching 4months post op

#2 Post by Trickishaura » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 pm

[quote=Trickishaura post_id=505694 time=1543274008 user_id=32380]
I had lower jaw surgery (mandible advancement surgery) 4 months ago. My back molars still are not touching when I bite down which makes it hard to eat. Has this happened to anyone if so how long before they touched.
[/quote]

kplatt2010
Posts: 260
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:26 am

Re: Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op

#3 Post by kplatt2010 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:14 pm

Hi There-are you in ortho treatment right now? Typically jaw surgery entails some pre & post work. The post work would be addressing the molars not touching.
Karla

eh1253
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:07 am

Re: Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op

#4 Post by eh1253 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:06 pm

I’m also about 4 months post op and my molars don’t touch. I had an open bite before and now it’s the opposite. The surgeon said the fairly large space in my molars when I bite down should be easy to close and the ortho doesn’t seem worried about it but it hasn’t been improved yet at all. Really sucks for eating certain food like spaghetti.

snapdresser
Posts: 899
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:31 am

Re: Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op

#5 Post by snapdresser » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:44 pm

I think some people never really get the post-op molar position perfect. I think @jaime just learned to deal with a slight gap that remained after many months of orthodontic treatment, but I could be wrong. Good luck!
No braces
1-piece LeFort I + BSSO + Sliding Genio on 10 JUNE 2015!
Image

Post Reply