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Topics: 19 / Replies: 87
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RE: Face lift Dentistry

From a cost perspective, it was much cheaper to do my Invisalign + DOME + MARPE + Bollard Elastics (which worked btw) than it would cost to do even a …

5 months ago
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RE: Looking for Advice (MSE?)

@bdurwood Also, would you say that you had a Class I, II, or III occlusion to begin with?

6 months ago
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RE: Looking for Advice (MSE?)

@bdurwood Just curious, could you elaborate on what it was about your procedure that didn’t turn out well, functionally and aesthetically? In my ca…

6 months ago
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Facial changes

It’s been quite apparent to me that my nasolabial/paranasal area of my face has become more prominent (kind of like a lion or any other cat). Of cour…

6 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

@grow-your-face Funny, Ron Ead asked me the same question within his youtube comments. Here is my reply: reply to @Jaw Hacks I see what you mean…

6 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

My breathing is slowly getting better in my left nostril (which had usually been rather blocked before); my right nostril was already fine. The expa…

6 months ago
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RE: is their a connection between muscle mass and facial developmend

See this post I made about this topic. Within it, there is an external link as well that goes into depth about muscle strength and facial features:

7 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

For reference, here is CBCT snapshot from about a year ago of most of my face (left side). You can see why I need much transverse expansion, as well …

7 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

Happy 4th everybody! Here’s where I am with the turning; I’m less than halfway through but you can already see a ton of transverse progress. In th…

7 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

@apollo Yes! It’s bigger now of course; I’ll eventually be putting more pictures up. That’s one of the advantages of DOME — not having to wait for …

7 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

Ok, DOME is done, and the turning hs begun (total of 1.5mm so far). I should be able to begin the elastics very soon; you can see part of the bollard…

7 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

@apollo No, there won’t be any surgical pterygomaxillary disjunction; just the midpalatal and buttress releases, like you said. My ortho said to exp…

7 months ago
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RE: Got MSE today; DOME next week; protraction experience anyone?

@apollo There are hooks on the molar bands (see attached photo), and thankfully the screws are indeed engaged bicortically (this was something my orth…

7 months ago
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RE: BIOMIMICRY CHEWING TECHNIQUES FOR PERFECT OCCLUSION !

Just as an amusing side note, anyone remember “Mr. Peepers” from Saturday Night Live?

10 months ago
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RE: CHINS are useless

There is one advantage to having a prominent chin, that I can think of. Having such minimizes how far one can hyper-extend one’s neck (with head tuck…

10 months ago
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RE: What bone remains attached after SARPE/Surgical-Assist-MSE?

Now I’m wondering what’s still attached that becomes separated by a downfracture

1 year ago
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RE: Which doctors do MSE after a patient has already gotten Double Jaw surgery?

I actually am in the situation in which I already had DJS (including segmentation to widen palate) but for whatever reason, although it’s better, I st…

1 year ago
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RE: [Thoughts requested] Palate indentations, Y-Expander Round 2

FYI, I’ve never used more than an active plate (sideways only), but I DO know that with the Y-plate, you’ll want to be extremely slow and careful with…

2 years ago
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RE: Does anyone have information on Niti Expander?

(see site for picture): NITI PALATAL EXPANDER The appliance was introduced by Wendell. V, Arndt in the year 1993. It is a tandem-loop, nickel titan…

2 years ago
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RE: It’s been many years, as of 2021 what is currently the best ways to move maxilla forward?

@le_fort_or_bust I should also ask, now that I’m looking at your bite moulds from the same thread, do you require a retainer to keep your bite as it…

2 years ago
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RE: It’s been many years, as of 2021 what is currently the best ways to move maxilla forward?

@le_fort_or_bust Looking at your cephalogram from this thread: I can tell that just having a Lefort I advancement of maybe 4-5 mm would help wi…

2 years ago
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RE: It’s been many years, as of 2021 what is currently the best ways to move maxilla forward?

@le_fort_or_bust Technically, yes. I wonder why you’ve been turned down for such a procedure. As long as your anterior nasal spine is behind the…

2 years ago
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RE: It’s been many years, as of 2021 what is currently the best ways to move maxilla forward?

@agendum I suppose that could work on someone like me who still has the plates and screws under and to the side of the piriform rim (as a result of …

2 years ago
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RE: Can their be relapse with a bimax surgery

I know less about that, but I suspect that it would be harder to move/grow/remodel than the upper

2 years ago
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RE: Can their be relapse with a bimax surgery

@mr-mewing I suppose so, but I’m still thinking the main issue with the relapse is not so much the upper jaw retruding, as it was the lower jaw grow…

2 years ago
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RE: Can their be relapse with a bimax surgery

Yes, it did in my case, though mine is a class III. Not sure if the upper jaw moved back some or if the lower jaw grew some afterward (I was 19 at th…

2 years ago
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RE: Is it possible to have both a wide mandible and a narrow face at the zygomaticotemporal level?

Ok, after much searching on this topic, I came across this video, featuring Dr. Marianna Evans: At roughly the 1hr 5min mark, she talks about how…

2 years ago
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RE: What are the pros and cons of bimax surgery?

Regarding bimax or even lefort-1-only, I’m kind of between a rock and hard place in my situation. I live in Western MD, and I began going to a coupl…

2 years ago
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RE: Negative consequences on forehead and chin from facemask back pressure

The way I see it, pretty much all craniofacial issues never result in the forward positioning of the midface too much relative to the forehead. In ot…

2 years ago
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RE: I am 26 and I have depression. Already had a surgery, but still have a III class malocclusion. Need to redo everything from scratch. So many wasted years.

@tony721 After seeing the periodontist, I see that I cannot upright my lower incisors since the bone is too thin. I’m still going to pursue other o…

2 years ago
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RE: I am 26 and I have depression. Already had a surgery, but still have a III class malocclusion. Need to redo everything from scratch. So many wasted years.

@tony721 First they (doctors) want me to go to periodontist to make sure my gums/bone are ok to get braces. Then they want to do the same thing you…

2 years ago
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RE: I am 26 and I have depression. Already had a surgery, but still have a III class malocclusion. Need to redo everything from scratch. So many wasted years.

@tony721 Good to hear that you’re moving forward with the next operation! Out of curiosity, was the partially-remaining screw in the maxilla or ma…

2 years ago
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RE: Can anyone provide Dr. Moon’s email? Need MSE provider in Dallas area.

I do know that the second-most well known guru for MSE in the U.S. is Dr. Peter Ngan at WVU, and he collaborated with Dr. Won Moon vis-a-vis MSE resea…

2 years ago
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RE: Bought Y-Plate expander (18 y/o) wondering about mandible

Not sure about the mandible, but I would think that the Y-plate, using the front screw, wouldn’t help with breathing, since it would just make your ma…

2 years ago
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RE: Anyone else feel tension in the posterior temporal bone when expanding?

I researched and found the anatomical name for this part of the skull: occipitomastoid suture

2 years ago
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RE: Can a combination of MSE expansion AND contraction, along with facemask, facilitate more saggital expansion?

@mr-mewing I don’t know the answers to either of those, but in my case my lower jaw is already plenty big. I already had removed my wisdom teeth so…

2 years ago
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RE: Can a combination of MSE expansion AND contraction, along with facemask, facilitate more saggital expansion?

@thebeastpanda I would think that 14 years old, while too old for the tooth-anchored expanders (which one of my children actually used at age 9), is…

2 years ago
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RE: Can a combination of MSE expansion AND contraction, along with facemask, facilitate more saggital expansion?

@apollo Maybe that’s what I’m thinking of; perhaps there are no actual research papers on the topic.

2 years ago
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RE: Can a combination of MSE expansion AND contraction, along with facemask, facilitate more saggital expansion?

@thebeastpanda I think at age 14, you’d have quite a good chance of achieving both. I’m no expert but I’m basing thjd on what I’ve read

2 years ago
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RE: Can a combination of MSE expansion AND contraction, along with facemask, facilitate more saggital expansion?

@mr-mewing I know I’ve read articles from the MSE gurus (Won Moon, Peter Ngan, etc.) in the past about how using a facemask (a.k.a. reverse headgear…

2 years ago
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RE: Is it possible to have both a wide mandible and a narrow face at the zygomaticotemporal level?

I should add that my lower molars do not tip outward; they actually tip inward, meaning that skeletally, my mandible is even wider than a 50mm IMW wou…

2 years ago
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RE: [Thoughts requested] Palate indentations, Y-Expander Round 2

I would say, if you’re not worried about stability and want to keep all of your gains, to simply keep wearing the expander that you already have as a …

2 years ago
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RE: [Thoughts requested] Palate indentations, Y-Expander Round 2

I do have experience with having one Schwartz expander after another. They are just the simple active plate expanders. I’m not sure I can answer al…

2 years ago
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RE: Palate Expansion Update #1

@balazs2001 It just had one screw to expand sideways. Expanded at about 1 turn every 3 days

2 years ago
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RE: Palate Expansion Update #1

@balazs2001 Yes (but just the basic Schwartz expander). The first one, I was able to get something like 5 mm total, of which maybe half was molar t…

2 years ago
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RE: Palate Expansion Update #1

@balazs2001 What you’ll have to remember is that after perhaps 4, 5, or 6 mm of expansion of the appliance, you’re going to have to order another on…

2 years ago
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RE: Which gum is harder?

I’d say falim is slightly harder, and the pieces are bigger than mastic. It’s also cheaper, but more bland tasting.

2 years ago
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RE: Would pulling or pushing forward the zygoma cause the maxilla to move forwards?

Something else occurred to me; even if you could pull the zygomatic arches and maxilla forward, wouldn’t the pterygoid junction at the posterior of th…

2 years ago
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