Author Topic: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse  (Read 23078 times)

marcus3415

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Re: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse
« Reply #75 on: January 12, 2017, 06:45:10 AM »
Your situation reminds me of mine. I have a feeling this is going to happen to me in a few years. Bite is narrow, 100% needed expansion and they didn't do it.

elysium87

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Re: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse
« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2017, 09:02:30 AM »
The main outstanding issue now is that there seems to have been an overfill of the para-nasal area after the SARPE expansion. This makes the skin either side of my nose look a bit puffy. Why did this happen?  Even the surgeon was not sure :/

elysium87

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Re: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2017, 04:06:58 PM »
Anyone know what causes this?

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Re: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2017, 04:20:53 PM »
how is it even possible that after cutting bone, moving in, screwing back into its new position, and the bone healing that you relapse. This idea seems impossible to me. Maybe your teeth move and that slightly changes your bite but I can understand how its possible to relapse

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Re: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2017, 10:44:21 PM »
A relapse is possible because of your TMJ especially condylar resorption.
If you are missing several teeth in the back, you have not enough bone in this area and you are lacking support.
My TMJ haven't bear my upper WT removal (I have a bone remodelling) and my jaws have moved backward as a result (too much forces for the anterior teeth).
You have to know that condylar resorption is a common side effects of jaw surgery, making a relapse a possibility.

elysium87

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Re: Double Jaw Surgery Relapse
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2017, 02:51:43 AM »
how is it even possible that after cutting bone, moving in, screwing back into its new position, and the bone healing that you relapse. This idea seems impossible to me. Maybe your teeth move and that slightly changes your bite but I can understand how its possible to relapse

My relapse was due to the fact that the original ortho / surgeon team did not expand my upper jaw properly. They used a quad helix expander to increase the width of the top jaw, this cannot be used on somebody who has stopped growing as the palette will have already fused together. I was 19 going on 20 when they installed this device. They should have performed a SARPE.

Upon noticing the relapse (i was actually unaware for a few years that it had relapsed), my only solution was to either have the bottom teeth filed to make them fit under the top, leave the bite as it was but accept damage to top and bottom front teeth over the years or have a SARPE and Le Fort I.