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tdawg

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Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:59:00 AM »
So questionable results notwithstanding I was at least happy with the reduction of my gummy smile, incisor display at rest and incisor display while speaking. In recent days however I have gotten into this cycle of freaking out, thinking that I am relapsing(showing more incisor at rest, more gum during smiling, etc.) every time I look in the mirror until around 9-10 pm when things start to look better again. Is it even possible for a maxillary impaction to relapse vertically?(I know high angle cases can relapse but that is usually from the mandible not the maxilla). Im guessing it has to do with swelling, but then the question is, which one is the swollen state(you would think a swollen state would be worse earlier in the day, but you would also think it would mask VME more)? I could also just be seeing things that arent there. I dont think I am, but it is possible. The mental battle in recovery is far more exhausting than the physical one.

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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 01:14:23 PM »
So questionable results notwithstanding I was at least happy with the reduction of my gummy smile, incisor display at rest and incisor display while speaking. In recent days however I have gotten into this cycle of freaking out, thinking that I am relapsing(showing more incisor at rest, more gum during smiling, etc.) every time I look in the mirror until around 9-10 pm when things start to look better again. Is it even possible for a maxillary impaction to relapse vertically?(I know high angle cases can relapse but that is usually from the mandible not the maxilla). Im guessing it has to do with swelling, but then the question is, which one is the swollen state(you would think a swollen state would be worse earlier in the day, but you would also think it would mask VME more)? I could also just be seeing things that arent there. I dont think I am, but it is possible. The mental battle in recovery is far more exhausting than the physical one.

They removed the excess section during the surgery (VME) and threw it away. So, how is it supposed to come back? lol
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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 01:27:06 PM »
They removed the excess section during the surgery (VME) and threw it away. So, how is it supposed to come back? lol

Which is why I asked the question. But I was thinking what if the screws came loose just a bit, enough for the maxilla to move down just slightly. Would it even be able to heal like that? Other than that remodeling I guess or dentoalveolar compensation(teeth extruding to compensate for the change).

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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 01:49:22 PM »
Which is why I asked the question. But I was thinking what if the screws came loose just a bit, enough for the maxilla to move down just slightly. Would it even be able to heal like that? Other than that remodeling I guess or dentoalveolar compensation(teeth extruding to compensate for the change).

Here is a photo of where the plates are commonly placed along with the SCREWS. Highly unlikely all the screws are loose--on your maxilla fixation that is.



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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 03:42:25 PM »
All in your mind.

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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 03:46:32 PM »
You need to relax and not stress yourself out which isn't good for healing.

If need be  discuss your issues with your surgeon when you see him next.

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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 05:12:18 PM »
You need to relax and not stress yourself out which isn't good for healing.

If need be  discuss your issues with your surgeon when you see him next.

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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 04:59:01 AM »
tdawg I had all these thoughts, relax. On week 2 a  6 year old even punched my jaw but nothing happened.

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Re: Pretty sure I am actually losing my mind.
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 05:07:39 AM »
tdawg I had all these thoughts, relax. On week 2 a  6 year old even punched my jaw but nothing happened.

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