Speaking of my surgeon, he's met twice this week with my orthodontist and prosthodontist. Both times on their off days/time and on their own dime. The prosthodontist lives an hour away, so I am just so appreciative of the effort that is being made to discuss the details of my case and plan it between all of these guys. I am pretty certain I didn't get anything remotely close to this kind of care during the planning of my first surgery. It really does blow my mind that this much attention to detail in the planning is going on now. Just night and day compared to the first time around. I see my orthodontist on Tues morning to hear what the consensus was from their two study sessions. From what it sounds like now, they want to remove a tooth from my bottom arch to bring that arch in more and exaggerate my overbite a bit more so they have room to move everything they need to move in surgery. I am not thrilled about getting a healthy tooth extracted, but at this point it does make the most sense in terms of what we need to do to get the surgical result I need. I am definitely anxious to hear what the game plan is.
Switching gears... I was posting online to a jaw surgery group, and I don't know why I didn't do this before, but I drew some lines on a pre op and post op picture of my mouth trying to show somebody what a cant is. This image literally made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. People couldn't believe that the picture on top was 2 week pre op, and the bottom is my 5-6 week post op result. :( I drew the horizontal plane from back molar band to back molar band. You can really see how much I am canted and how far the midlines are off. I still just can't figure out exactly how my surgeon managed to do this to me.... but she did!