June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

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Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

#961 Post by snapdresser »

Nozzelnut wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:03 pm
Not sure if any of us still check this anymore...

After about 10 months of wearing my retainers religiously , things going OK; not great, with a distracted orthodontist that does things impulsively...

My teeth were shifting due to him making unwanted changes to my retainer (without my knowledge; he just walked away with it and came back and it was modified) back in August. He ground off some of the pointy things from my hawley that keep teeth separated and things shifted within a week. Tried to adjust it; failed. Had a new retainer made that was probably made by someone on their first day on the job... That was horrible. Went back for another impression; he said he was going to make another new spring retainer to try to move teeth again. Took the impression back in the middle of December and haven't heard back. I called twice and they said they'd get back to me when it came in. Guessing he's blowing me off.

Saw a different orthodontist and got his opinion about some issues. Shifting molars, some pistoning of my incisors again, and other smaller issues...

Starting Invisalign and picking up the first trays March 3rd. Of course they mentioned attachments and even rubber bands.

ETT (estimated treatment time) 14 months.

Thrilled. :roll:
Nooooooo!!! :FeelSick: That’s absolutely brutal to still be in that position what, almost 5 years post-op? :yikes: I really hope the Invisalign works out much better. What did your ortho say when you told them you want your braces off? I suspect they won’t want to hear that.

Good luck Nozzel, keep us updated! I still check on here from time to time, I’m not sure about the others.
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Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

#962 Post by jaime »

I still pop on every couple months.

Nozzel, that super sucks you have to get Invisalign after all you've already been through! Hopefully things go better this time with the new orthodontist. Keep us updated!

As for me, my TMJ has been acting up lately. After the surgery in 2015, my jaw naturally pulled to one side. It was always a fight to keep it aligned. It's back to veering off to the side while I sleep and then being uncomfortable when I yawn. If you're looking for it, you can see my chin isn't centered under my nose. :roll: Not sure if it's worth talking to anyone about, especially now that I don't live in Canada anymore (I don't qualify for Canadian healthcare anymore).
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Upper and lower braces: May 21, 2014
Lefort I + BSSO + sliding genioplasty: June 11, 2015
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Braces off: November 28th, 2016!!!
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Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

#963 Post by snapdresser »

Ah, I sent you that DM before I saw your reply Jaime. Yeah, I suspect you’d have a tough fight to get fixing that covered by insurance here. Still, maybe it’s worth a consult? Some of the surgeons here are insurance wizzes (or their front office folks are) so you might be surprised. But if it’s not causing functional issues besides a little pain in the morning maybe it’s not even worth it :?
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Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

#964 Post by Nozzelnut »

Funny how this stuff never really ends...

I got the first round of aligners last Wednesday. Attachments and rubber bands... At least I got to see where my teeth should be when I get through all the aligners.

Jaime; sorry you're having some TMJ issues. Speaking from experience; it can become really bad. Might need to see an Ortho with some additional TMJD training. That's how I picked my first one years ago. He did a great job treating the TMJD; that just involved a flat plane splint to I couldn't close enough to clench.

The saga of shifting teeth continues...
Round 3 (lifetime) Damon stainless applied 3/16/20 (after 4 weeks attempting invisalign)
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...
Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.
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