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by mannab271
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: First meal after braces
Replies: 28
Views: 11804

Hmmm.. my first meal. Was Subway. It was lunch. And I ate a footlong in like what seemed to be 5 minutes. I just went right back to normal. for days I would move my tongue around my molars looking to "clean" my brackets..and kept having to remind myself there's nothing there. I'm 1 month post braces...
by mannab271
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: last minute changes done..
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

last minute changes done..

Has anyone else had their ortho do last minute moves with retainer wear? My ortho is shaving down my retainer in about 2 weeks to close some very small gaps next to my inscisors...he felt there was no point in keeping my braces on when that space could be filled while I wore a retainer. just wonderi...
by mannab271
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 2 years later and double jaw surgery...I'm free!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

so retainer wearing is great. Everyone loves the fact they can hardly see the top one. I'm eating like a pro with no braces...lord help the pounds I put on!! ha ha My 1st appt at the ortho is in like 2 weeks, they are going to shave down the retainer a bit I have about a 1mm space they are filling o...
by mannab271
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long was it for you before lower lip returned?
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

Umm. August will be a year since my BBSO and Lefort I..and my bottom lip and chin are still partially numb. Everyone is different.
by mannab271
Fri May 29, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 2 years later and double jaw surgery...I'm free!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Here's the day I got them off. http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5646/273596.th.jpg http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5222/503753.th.jpg here's the retainer pictures...along with the new Astics Retainer...which by the way, I emailed the CEO on their website who said he's been wearing his for 18 months...
by mannab271
Thu May 28, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Do people normally lose weight after surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2795

I lost a total of 10lbs through out the surgery and recooperation stage. HOWEVER I gained weight. I didn't want to look sickly
by mannab271
Thu May 28, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10609

IM DONE!

I can't believe I'm done with treatment I got debraced!!!

I've posted in the naked tooth section too, but anyone here not have braces anymore and have the new Astics Retainer???
by mannab271
Thu May 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: what should i expect..........
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

what to expect?

Well It's been 9 months since my Lefort I and BSSO with rigid fixation and bone grafts, I think everyone is different. I personally was swollen from my bottom eyelids down. My nasal cavaties were numb and so swollen sleeping was hard. I think my swelling is just now fully going away 9 months later. ...
by mannab271
Thu May 28, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 2 years later and double jaw surgery...I'm free!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

2 years later and double jaw surgery...I'm free!!

That's all folks!!! I can't believe it, I'm finally free of braces. Those that remember me, I had a Lefort I & BSSO all with rigid fixation and bone grafts August 12, 2008. I was braced April 24, 2007. Well May 19th 2009 I'm done! I have a Astics retainer on top and Hawley on bottom...Just got those...
by mannab271
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New girl here...8 days Post-Op today.
Replies: 12
Views: 2448

Hey Court!! Glad to see everything is coming along well!! Hang in there!! I'm 9 weeks post op and I'm still numb in my chin and lower lip! I have tingles and pins and needles and sensations of cold so that's positive!!! Be patient...everything is a long process of healing! Stay rested! At 8 days I ...
by mannab271
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: numbness in chin/lip causing dryness of skin??
Replies: 1
Views: 786

numbness in chin/lip causing dryness of skin??

So I've been thinking....


9 weeks later, my chin is just as dry as ever! Seems no moisturizer will help. On top of that, I think I've gone through 2 tubes in 9 weeks of Blistex Medicated Chapstick and my bottom lip is sooo chapped and dry!!!

Any suggestions?
by mannab271
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10609

Looking great manna!! SO glad you finally got that splint out! :yuck: That must have seemed like forever toward the end. I have the same cold water sensation---isn't it strange? I don't mind it nearly as much as the 'thick' feeling in my lower lip. Debanding in March? How close is that to your orig...
by mannab271
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10609

so my first ortho appt was today...finally got my archwire that got segmented during surgery taken off, and a new one put on...and then of course....my darn retainer/splint broke!!! I was putting it back in, and saw that the "hook" on my left side that sits between my side cuspids was bent...i tried...
by mannab271
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 Week Post-Op pics
Replies: 17
Views: 3403

BEAUTIFUL! YOU GO GIRL!
by mannab271
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: September 3rd surgery follow-up
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

you look FANTASTIC girl!!

Swelling looks great!Smile looks great!!! It's all downhill from where you are at!!