Thank you! I am so happy to be on the other side of it all as I was told I would need this op nearly 10 years ago now! So your surgery is next year?
My wire didn't come off during surgery as the hooks they use to help then in the surgery were added on to my wire! Maybe they take some people's off though!
Yep, the orthodontist is going to give me an underbite with the braces first, then after 18ish months I'll have surgery (maxilla only), then another 6-9 months in braces to stabilize.
I'm not worried about having a second set of braces after the surgery, it just seems like a lot of work to remove them and then put another set on a few days or weeks later.
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Central Ossifying Fibroma removed from mandible 3/8/2012, braced 5/24/2012, Le Fort I to be performed late 2013