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shark5643

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Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:36:33 PM »
hey

I have a overbite of 9mm. When I was 15 my mom tried getting me braces but surgery was my only option. My parents didn't want me to go through with it. I am older now and I'm considering getting it. I'm not to sure how it would change my profile etc. Any advice. thanks

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shark5643

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 05:38:44 PM »
Ill post a few better pics in a bit.

shark5643

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 04:30:22 AM »
Im trying to get some better pictures


But to get the idea. MY over bite is 9mm over.

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 10:57:02 AM »
It is difficult to tell from your pictures, but your teeth and profile quite resemble my boyfriend's. He has functional occlusion but definitely has quite a large overbite, it doesn't bother him though. If it bothers you do investigate further! I am currently in the process of having my camouflage orthodontics (also for an overbite) reversed, and I am in my early 20's so you are far from alone in being a bit older than the traditional age for treatment. Better to get it sorted out earlier than later, no?

shark5643

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 10:14:27 PM »
okay here is a update on my side profile.




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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 10:06:20 AM »
Those aren't good profile pictures, but know that addressing your overjet via bsso will make you look way better.  Longer mandible horizontally, stronger chin projection, better smile.  Functionally your bite will be better.

Do it.

You may want sliding genioplasty along with bsso.  Ask your surgeon.

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 11:46:52 PM »
Those aren't good profile pictures, but know that addressing your overjet via bsso will make you look way better.  Longer mandible horizontally, stronger chin projection, better smile.  Functionally your bite will be better.

Do it.

You may want sliding genioplasty along with bsso.  Ask your surgeon.

This. Lower jaw surgery alone with a genio (not sure if you would need one) would improve your bite and aesthetics.

Nataliepryor

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 02:29:28 AM »
Lower alone won't be enough .  Bsso & genio, result will be much more balanced.

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 06:54:18 PM »
Lower alone won't be enough .  Bsso & genio, result will be much more balanced.

What makes you say that?

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2016, 10:29:58 AM »
I too started out with a 9mm overjet/overbite issue. I also had a super gummy smile.  Make sure you get multiple opinions.  Just don't talk to the one surgeon your ortho is pushing you towards.  I didn't get a genio with mine (although one of the five surgeons I had seen did recommend it), and I am really glad I didn't.  All the genio would have done for me is mask the fact that my lower jaw wasn't brought forward enough.

Long story but my initial surgery went to hell.  I had to have a revision two years later, and that just happened in Feb 2016.  Here is a progression of records starting at the top in 2013 before I got braces on, second row is 6 weeks post op from first botched jaw surgery, third row is 6-7 months post op from botched surgery and beginning of treatment with my new revision ortho, fourth row is 2 months shy of two years post op from that first surgery and about 2 weeks pre op to revision, and bottom is 5 weeks post op from revision.  First surgery I was supposed to have my lower jaw come forward about 5-6mm, and upper jaw impacted and moved forward a hair.  They ended up moving my upper jaw forward a whopping 4mm (without my knowledge or consent) and my lower only came forward 3mm, so I was left class II still with severe lip incompetence (on top of them twisting and canting both jaws severely... it was a mess!).  So, in revision my upper jaw went back almost 3mm to where it started with and lower jaw came forward another 3mm to where it should have been to begin with.  Big difference in my profile!  So yes, your profile will definitely change! 

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2016, 04:51:46 PM »
thanks for advice.

I will be getting a consolation done soon. I have to get two wisdom teeth taken out first.

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Re: Considering overbite surgery. (pics).
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2017, 06:26:20 PM »
http://imgur.com/a/sM7zF

http://imgur.com/a/zOukB

Hey,

I found some of my old pics of when I was 14 years old. What the doctor recommended etc and my pictures from back then.

I just came back from a ortho appointment and will be having another one within a month. How much it will cost and new pictures etc.