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by ~danielle~
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long was it for you before lower lip returned?
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

June 23rd will be 1 year for me and I my lower lip still a tiny bit numb but i only notice when I'm looking for it. I'd say it was mostly gone within 4-6 months though and from there it has been just small changes. My chin still pretty numb though and i dont know if i will get that feeling back :(
by ~danielle~
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lots of Crowding and a Crossbite: Danielle Has Braces!
Replies: 75
Views: 24693

I think your teeth look BEAUTIFUL! :D Congratulations! Im glad that you are happy with the results- that is the most important thing.
by ~danielle~
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spacers are xtremely painful
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

I would have to agree that spacers are A LOT worse than braces themselves. Braces hurt the teeth a lot less but the braces do scratch up your lips and cheeks a fair bit. And sorry, no tips other than painkillers. As for the dots on your tongue, I'm wondering if you might have a slight latex allergy....
by ~danielle~
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: A Real Dream Come True - My Forever Dream
Replies: 51
Views: 6726

WOW! Your story is so inspirational! Thank you for sharing. It will be amazing to see the end result :BigTeethGrin:
by ~danielle~
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: expected treatment--> actual treatment time
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

I totally know where you are coming from. My ortho gave me an estimate of 24 months (12 months before my jaw surgery and 12 months afterwards) and it has been about 25 months now ( 8 months since my jaw surgery). I have my grad ceremony pn may 21st and (more importantly) grad pictures on the 20th an...
by ~danielle~
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: aaaahh!
Replies: 5
Views: 837

My surgery was on June 23rd so its been about 7.5 months (its been a while! lol) and I'm still noticing small changes. Good to know that you are seeing an improvement- that always helps, especially when it feels like no progress is being made. I'm sure you'll be feeling a lot better by the time you ...
by ~danielle~
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: aaaahh!
Replies: 5
Views: 837

I know what you mean that you feel like you should have made a bigger recovery in the amount of time since you surgery. Been there, done that!.. Its really important, though to realize that, 8 days is still really early if you look at the bigger picture. (That is not to say that you haven't made a t...
by ~danielle~
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Family members with a jaw like yours
Replies: 23
Views: 6024

I am the exception in my family. I was born with Pierre Robins Sequence, which is characterized by cleft palatte (check!), an underdeveloped lower (check!) and almost non-existant chin (check!), often sleep apnea due to the small jaw (check!)... the list goes on (unfortunately lol). Lots of kids out...
by ~danielle~
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Screws?
Replies: 4
Views: 783

I think this is fairly common with a BSSO, though not everyone has to have the screws put in through the outside (therefore leaving a scar.) I had the same thing done during my BSSO/genio in June and I have a small scar on both sides of my jaw in the place you described. I am assuming they will be p...
by ~danielle~
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Debanding 11 weeks post op?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

I have also noticed a few others on this forum that have been debanded so soon after surgery. For me, this was unfortunately not possible. I was told before surgery that I would have braces on for about a year before surgery and a year after. I got my braces on in january 2007 and had surgery in jun...
by ~danielle~
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question about surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 662

I only had lower jaw and chin done, so I dont have any kind of personal experiece to offer. I am guessing, though, that it may be difficult to open wide afterwards because of the way they have to open your mouth during surgery to get proper access to you mouth during surgery. They could have you mou...
by ~danielle~
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lots of Crowding and a Crossbite: Danielle Has Braces!
Replies: 75
Views: 24693

YAY!!! :D Lucky you! You must be so excited!
I should hope that the longer update will include some pictures.?
by ~danielle~
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lots of Crowding and a Crossbite: Danielle Has Braces!
Replies: 75
Views: 24693

Awww :( Its too bad you couldn't get the braces off today! But in the grand scheme of things, what's another few weeks? I would definately rather have them on a little longer to get the best possible results. Wow 24/7 for a year does seem like a long time... I wonder if I'll get something similar th...
by ~danielle~
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: recovery time
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

I agree that waiting is probably your best idea. I only had lower jaw and genio done but personally cant imagine that I would have had the best time at disney only a month out. I was on no/soft chew until about 6 weeks after and I think that combining the long days in the heat with not being able to...
by ~danielle~
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery and pointy chin? (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 8915

I think you could probably get a lower jaw advancement with genio (chin) reduction. I think that chin reductions are more common with people getting lower setbacks, but I dont see why it would be a problem to get yours reduced a bit. It seems to me that your strong ching seems to camouflage your jaw...