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NINHSJAW

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Could this under/cross bite be fixed without surgery ??
« on: March 22, 2016, 02:52:42 PM »
Hey guys ,

i refer you to my first post for the background of where im at with surgery http://jawsurgeryforums.com/index.php?topic=5280.0

My question is , could this bite be fixed without jaw surgery ; if i clench i can almost close the gap of my underbite , so called "scissors" bite as one nhs surgeon told me
Im feeling pretty let down that they wont do surgery now , and their orthodontists arent offering any new ideas of howto fix this. Ive had braces on 4 years to get to that bite.

Surely there must be some orthodontic process to correct this smaller scale underbite ? Asmuch as i would love the surgery for permanent insta-fix , the "regret" posts on this forum have give me an insight i never had before , when i was just watching youtube jawsurgery diaries - there arent any botched/unhappy result videos , yet on here im reading a LOT more stories than i thought there would be.



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PloskoPlus

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Re: Could this under/cross bite be fixed without surgery ??
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 03:07:20 PM »
I've seen a Chinese paper where an underbite like yours was fixed with TADS only.   Pretty unbelievable but it worked.

NINHSJAW

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Re: Could this under/cross bite be fixed without surgery ??
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 04:09:07 PM »
I just googled TADS - thanks again nhs for never even mentioning this to me ... 

Does the TADS method move the upper jaw forward or receed the lower low, or is it done via changing angle of teeth ?

Im guessing there may be an akward stage in the movment where theyre right onto of eachother before correct alignment is acheived ?

Thanks for your reply and suggestion , ive never heard of this before

PloskoPlus

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Re: Could this under/cross bite be fixed without surgery ??
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 04:12:13 PM »
I just googled TADS - thanks again nhs for never even mentioning this to me ... 

Does the TADS method move the upper jaw forward or receed the lower low, or is it done via changing angle of teeth ?

Im guessing there may be an akward stage in the movment where theyre right onto of eachother before correct alignment is acheived ?

Thanks for your reply and suggestion , ive never heard of this before
No idea.  I'll tr to dig up the paper tonight.

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Re: Could this under/cross bite be fixed without surgery ??
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 07:58:45 PM »
Look up orthodontic "camouflage" for an underbite. They remove a pair of lower premolars or second molars and distalize (shift back) all the teeth in front of them with TADS or other means. The molars aren't moved because they are difficult to shift without tipping. You end up with a normal bite at the front and Class III on the molars, but it obviously doesn't fix skeletal issues and might not be stable. All the papers about it are from Asia, which the authors tend to attribute to aversion to surgery, both financial and in general.
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Re: Could this under/cross bite be fixed without surgery ??
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 11:04:12 PM »
yeah for sure it could with TADS