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Old 05-13-2005, 04:58 AM   #1
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Sagittal Split/LeFort 1

Has anyone has surgery with a Sagittal Split and LeFort 1 to correct open bite from TMD?

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: Sagittal Split/LeFort 1

I have an anterior open bite and suffer from severe TMJ. I saw a surgeon at Mayo a couple weeks ago and he thinks my headaches are coming from the open bite, not the joint. (however, 3 other surgeons and my TMJ specialist say the pain is coming from the joint).

Anyway, the Mayo doctor recommends surgery to fix the open bite. I don't know what the terms are.... I don't recall the terms sagittal split or LeFort. Anyway, I go back to him in a couple months to learn more and am not sure what I will do.


Old 05-13-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Hi there - I think that's type of surgery I'm heading for in a couple years. I'm in Phase 2 of TMD treatment wih braces on to realign my teeth and my ortho has already said that surgery is inevitable to correct my open bite. Braces will only realign my teeth, but mandible sits well up and behind the upper jaw when it is in the socket correctly.

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Old 05-13-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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Re: Sagittal Split/LeFort 1

What FJO dentists do in Phase 2 is pull up your back teeth, so the position attained in Phase I of treatment will be permanent.


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