Yesterday I underwent open mouth surgery. From what I hear, open mouth surgery is less risky than open-heart surgery. Today I feel more or less fine and am in no pain. I feel almost ripped off, I was expecting a good story.

Back in the spring I had a post-MSE…

I have been more or less silent for a while about how things are going with my expansion. That is in part because I have been waiting, covid has bunged up the hospital system and it takes months to get a date set up for surgery. There has also been…

My orthodontist has recommended SARPE to finish my expansion, which uses teeth as the anchor for the expander. My upper left first molar has already twice been forced out of its original spot by orthodontic work and the Myobrace breathing trainer thing I used a while ago. I am uncomfortable…

A while ago now my orthodontist recommended SARPE, which uses the Hyrax expander. Since then I have been waiting to set up the appointments, but the oral surgery place is operating at such low capacity because of covid that they can’t eve be booked.

While I wait for that I…

I am doing SARPE. This morning I had my consultation with my oral surgeon, and we decided that SARPE is the way to go. Which is to say, I went in expecting we would do SARPE, and he said that we could do it, although I am close enough to…

Only a Sith deals in absolutes. Over the past couple of months I have done a fair amount of personal research into MSE and surgery combinations, and I have come to the conclusion that simplistic understandings distort how orthodontics works. A lot of what I see on social media and…

From what I have experienced and seen on the Facebook groups, the complete failure of MSE to split the suture is not a huge deal. It sucks, it really does. You get your hopes up, dream of having massive nasal cavities, go through minor surgeries and the bother of having…

A few days ago the sleep study doctor called me, and it turns out I have no sleep disorders. He said there was no apnea, no breathing issues, the brainwaves, heartrate and oxygen were all normal, and there was no excessive bodily movement. He did say that I snore some, but he seemed to think it was minor.

I’m not getting maxillary advancement surgery. If there was a sleep problem, then that would radically shift the cost-benefit analysis of surgery. No sleep problem means no risking a lot.

I know that a lot of people have shared their sleep study for others to look at. I have not yet gotten a full copy of it, so I can’t share it yet. I’d be interested in having someone knowledgeable about Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome take a look at it.

Class 3 MSE

30 year old male, undergoing MSE and maxillary protraction for Class 3 malocclusion. Never had orthodontic work before, have all 32 teeth.

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