After 2 or 2.5 years of reverse extraction work, I felt that there was still long ways to go before I got enough space between the roots, and the first surgeon even made it sound like it might not be possible to get enough space and that I may have to settle for a bridge.
One thing I learned through this process was to not trust doctors statements blindly as the truths. The first surgeon called me a month after the first consultation after many attempts to try to reach him and basically told me he was refusing to take on my case because he was concerned with thinning of the bone in the front teeth because we had expanded them forwards. But this is done all the time in orthotropics, yes if you move one teeth far out, you run the risk of moving the teeth out of the alveolar bone and the bone can reabsorb causing one to possibly lose a teeth. But if you move a group of teeth together, the alveolar remodels and follows where the teeth are moved to. The bone will get thinner during the remodeling process and moving teeth around. To this the surgeon did not provide me satisfying responses. But by then I had already decided not to go with him because he had been so slow at getting back to me and the fact that I didn’t really want titanium implants but was looking into ceramic ones for various reasons including below which are some of the advantages advertised: